Usually in a football game where a team scores 36 points, you would think big plays occurred all over the field. While there were a few for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs, they had a more methodical approach to chip away at the Chiefs' defense. Combine that with just one forced turnover on the day and you can see efficiency winning the day over sizzle.
Still, the Bengals weren't without their pop on both sides of the ball on Sunday. Here are the biggest plays of the day for Cincinnati--cast your vote and sound off on your winner!
1) Jeremy Hill's First Quarter Touchdown
The Bengals once again shot off to a quick start, thanks to pinpoint passing and an attack keeping the Chiefs on their heels. After two weeks of up-and-down play, Hill found the end zone with authority to give the Bengals an early 7-0 lead.
2) Giovani Bernard's Follow-Up Touchdown
After Hill pounded it in with authority and Kansas City responded with a field goal, the Bengals were on the move again. After another drive filled with a mix of passes and runs, Bernard capped it off with a 13-yard scamper to put the Bengals up 14-3 at the time.
3) Brandon Tate's 55-Yard Touchdown Reception
After the Chiefs began to clamp down on A.J. Green in the second half, Andy Dalton was forced to look in other directions. While facing a daunting 3rd-and-11 and clinging to a 14-12 lead, the Bengals' quarterback rolled to his right and flung one to Tate, who had a step on the defender. The embattled wideout dove for the ball, caught it, got up and dove into the end zone for a critical score.
4) Travis Kelce's Fumble
After the Tate score, there was a bit of a standstill. Kansas City again answered Cincinnati's touchdown with a field goal, and then the Bengals punted it back to the Chiefs. Alex Smith was put into a terrible 3rd-and-30 situation deep in Kansas City's territory. After looking to just get some yardage to set up a better punting situation, Smith hit tight end Travis Kelce. He was tackled by a gang of Bengals defenders and the ball popped loose. Safety Reggie Nelson scooped it up and set the Bengals up for a coffin nail touchdown from there.