Oct 4, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey (57) tackles Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Kansas City 36-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Week Four: vs. Kansas City
The Bengals faced their third AFC West foe in first four weeks, and the Chiefs looked like the most complete team Cincinnati would play in the first four weeks. Alex Smith and company were looking to turn their ship around after two tough tests against undefeated Green Bay and Denver. Kansas City’s offense struggled throughout Week 4 and was unable to even score a touchdown against Cincinnati’s defense.
The Bengals’ offense got off to a great start yet again, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 14-3 lead headed into the second quarter. The Chief defense tightened up in the second quarter, but it couldn’t find a way to stop Cincinnati’s offense throughout the rest of the game. Andy Dalton continued his scoring assault in the third quarter, finding Brandon Tate for a 55-yard touchdown pass, while Jeremy Hill found the end zone to close out the third quarter, scoring a touchdown and a running in a two-point conversion. One more rushing touchdown by Jeremy Hill, his third of the day, sealed Kansas City’s fate; the Bengals moved to 4-0.
The defense went into bend-but-not-break mode all game long. It didn’t allow a single touchdown, but instead, seven field goals. Kansas City, at the game’s most competitive point, was down 12-14, but it just couldn’t manage to find the end zone to keep this game close.
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