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NFL Week 7 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)

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Everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Chiefs for Sunday Night Football.

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The AFC North-leading Bengals will get to show how they respond to a punch in the gut in front of all of America on Sunday Night football in a midwestern battle against the Chiefs.

Following another tough loss at home to the Steelers, there’s still a lot that Marvin Lewis’ team has a lot to prove. But they can only forward, and their next step is finally putting their prime time struggles behind them. It will be anything but easy though, as the Chiefs are looking to respond to their first loss of the season with their young phenom at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. In a game between two teams who are near the top of the AFC standings, who will prevail?

Here is everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Chiefs:

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)

Date/Time: Oct. 21th, 2018 at 8:20 p.m. EST

Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Streaming: Fubo TV

Series Leader: Bengals lead the all-time series 15-13

Streak: The Bengals have won the past four games

Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: (6-2) vs. Andy Reid (1-3-1)

TV Broadcast: The game will air on NBC-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WLWT-TV (Ch. 5) in Cincinnati, WDTN-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WLEX-TV (Ch. 2) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter).

Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

SB Nation Chiefs site: Arrowhead Pride

Weather: Mid 50’s, Clear [NFL weather]

Odds: Bengals open as, +6 [Odds Shark]

Bengals notes

  • Quarterback Andy Dalton aims for his third road game in a row with over 330 passing yards. He has over a 100 passer rating in two of his past three games on the road. He passed for 321 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions for a 127.1 rating in the last meeting with Kansas City. Dalton aims for his third in a row with over 100 passer rating against the Chiefs. He has a passer rating of over 100 in four of his past five against the AFC West
  • Running back Joe Mixon had 84 scrimmage yards (64 rushing and 20 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in Week 6. He aims for his third road game in a row with over 95 rushing yards. In his past five games on the road, he has 381 scrimmage yards (76.2 per game) and three rushing touchdowns.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green has 173 receiving yards (86.5 per game) and a touchdown catch in two career games against Kansas City. He has over 75 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in two of his past three on the road. He ranks third in the AFC with five touchdown catches. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd had two touchdown catches last week. He aims for his third in a row on the road with over 100 receiving yards. Green (494 receiving yards and five touchdown catches) & Boyd (455 receiving yards and four touchdowns) are two of four receivers in the AFC with over 400 receiving yards and at least four touchdown catches.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins had a sack and two tackles for a loss in their last meeting with the Chiefs. He aims for his third game in a row against the Chiefs with a sack. He has three sacks and four tackles for a loss in his past three games. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap has a sack in three of his past four. He had a sack in his last meeting with Kansas City. Defensive end Michael Johnson had a sack and a forced fumble in his last meeting with the Chiefs. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict had a fumble recovery in his last game against the Chiefs (11/18/12). He has 75 tackles, two forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks and four tackles for a loss in his past 10 games on the road. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick has eight passes defended in his past five games on the road.

Chiefs notes

  • Quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for 352 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions for 110 passer rating last week. He has 627 pass yards (313.5 per game) with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 89.1 passer rating and he has a rushing touchdown in two career home starts. He leads the NFL with 18 touchdown passes. He aims for his sixth game in a row with over 300 passing yards
  • Running back Kareem Hunt had 185 scrimmage yards (105 receiving and 80 rushing) and a touchdown catch last week. He has 1,022 scrimmage yards (102.2 per game) and nine touchdowns (eight rushing and one receiving) in 10 career home games. In his past five at home, Hunt has 588 scrimmage yards (117.6 per game) with seven touchdowns (six rushing and one receiving). He has five rushing touchdowns in his past four games at home. He has 454 scrimmage yards (151.3 per game) and three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) in his past three games.
  • Wide receiver Tyreek Hill had seven catches for 142 yards and a career-high three touchdown catches last week. He has 384 receiving yards (76.8 per game) and a touchdown catch in his past five games at home. He is one of two receivers in the NFL (Davante Adams) with over 500 receiving yards (567) and five touchdowns (six) in 2018. Tight end Travis Kelce aims for his third in a row at home with over 100 receiving yards. He has four touchdown catches in his past four against the AFC North. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins has a touchdowns catch in his last game against the Bengals. (10/18/15 with Buffalo).
  • Linebacker Anthony Hitchens led the team with 14 tackles and had two tackles for a loss last week. He has over 10 tackles in four of his past six games. Cornerback Kendall Fuller had seven tackles in his only game against the Bengals. (10/30/16 with Washington). Defensive end Dee Ford has a sack in three of his past four. He has a sack in four of his past five at home. Rookie linebacker Breeland Speaks had his first-career sack in Week 6.