Five things that stood out about the Chiefs' crushing loss to the AFC-rival Bengals

Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star on

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CINCINNATI — Well, we’ve certainly been in these parts before.

Without the lesson, apparently.

A late-season loss to Cincinnati, riddled with a bad turnover and a worse late-game coaching decision.

The Bengals beat the Chiefs 27-24 in a game that could have massive implications on playoff seeding, and the Chiefs will have no shortage of regret.

Because for the second straight year, they voluntarily put their best player on the sidelines to watch it all unfold.

That’s where we start the five observations from immediately after the game:


1. Here we are again

The Bengals trusted their quarterback to win the game.

The Chiefs asked their kicker to tie it.

We’ll cover four more items in this, but that’s the story. And I’ll have more on it later.


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