Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs First-Half Recap: Cincy Leads 21-6
By Jason Marcum
Courtesy of Bengals.com
After falling behind 3-0 early, the first lead for the Chiefs at home this year, the Bengals awoke from their sluggish start after a pair of 4th-down conversions, one of which was a Cedric Peeerman 32-yard run off of a fake punt. A.J. Green would later make an acrobatic one-handed 4-yard touchdown grab just inside the left sideline to give him the Bengals season record of 9 straight games with TD, while also putting his squad up 7-3.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only Jerry Rice (12 in 1987) and Hershal Walker (10 in 1951) had longer single-season streaks than Green.
The Bengals would score again after a great fight by Gresham on a 3rd-and-GOAL to get into the end zone. He caught it at the 4-yard line and drug KC defenders to the goal line, but after a booth review, it was ruled he was down at the 1. The Bengals then went for it on 4th-and-inches at the goal line and Andy Dalton sold a perfect play-action fake and rolled out untouched into the endzone for the score to put the Bengals up 14-3. At that point, the Bengals were 0 of 6 on third down but 3 of 3 on fourth down. Marvin Lewis came to play today. It’s also worth noting the Bengals are now 11 of 14 on 4th-down this season.
After forcing KC into another three-and-out, the Bengals marched down the field, highlighted by a BJGE 21-yard run and a Cedric Peerman 19-yarder. Ellis would punch it in to put the Bengals up 21-3.
The Chiefs were able to muster up a last-minute drive that led to a Ryan Succop 33-yard FG to put the score at 21-6 in favor of the Bengals going into halftime.
Fresh off of a dominating performance that saw the Bengals send the Giants back to New York with a 31-13 beatdown, Cincinnati will now head to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs today. Thank you for joining us here at Stripe Hype as host our live blog and hopefully enjoy a Bengals win today. In case you missed here’s all of our latest stories on today’s game:
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