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Bengals open as big underdog vs. Chiefs

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The Bengals get their shot at the AFC-leading Chiefs.

Kansas City Chiefs v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Bengals will have to regroup from a painful loss to face what likely will be their biggest challenge of 2018.

After suffering a 28-21 loss to the Steelers, Cincinnati will now hit the road for a primetime clash with the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. The game will be broadcast on Sunday Night Football and feature two division-leading teams facing off at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Bengals have shown a lot of promise this year, but after letting a win slip through their hands against Pittsburgh, oddsmakers aren’t giving the road team much love for Week 7.

The early odds have the Chiefs favored by six.

Depending on how many injuries the Bengals have after losing several players on Sunday, the line could shift even more toward Kansas City if Cincinnati’s secondary is depleted.

Coming into Week 6, the Chiefs were the odds-on favorite to win the AFC, though that could change after suffering their first loss on Sunday to the Patriots. Even so, the Chiefs are still clearly one of the NFL’s best teams and may very well make it to the Super Bowl.

As painful as Week 6 was for Cincinnati, rebounding to score a win over the Chiefs would go a long way in curing those ills and getting this team back on track for a division title.