The Cincinnati Bengals are trying to get back into the playoff race with two games remaining. The team needs to come away with both wins if they hope to make it to Wild Card weekend.
However, a daunting task lies ahead in a road matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.
If you’re looking for some good news, the Bengals drew a referee they have a winning record with.
This week, John Hussey will don the white hat, and the Bengals have a 5-3 record under him.
Jay Morrison of Pro Football Network tweeted out some stats this evening, including the winning record in games he has officiated. Those five wins also include a three-game winning streak, including this year’s win over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.
John Hussey is the referee for #Bengals v Chiefs.— Jay Morrison (@ByJayMorrison) December 27, 2023
The Bengals are 5-3 with Hussey as the ref, including a 3-game winning streak that includes this year's MNF game vs the Rams, the 2022 Wk 14 game vs the Chiefs and Ryan Finley's 2020 MNF win vs the Steelers.
If you are superstitious, this is a good sign. A must-win game and a record on your sign. Sign me up.
The kicker here is the Chiefs will be looking to respond after a tough loss this past weekend and have yet to clinch the AFC West.
Expect Sunday’s game at Arrowhead to have a playoff feel to it, one the Bengals need to come out on the right side of to make the actual postseason.