3 things for Bengals fans to watch vs. Chiefs in Week 17

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The Cincinnati Bengals have their most demanding yet most critical game. With two games remaining, the good guys have a chance to clinch the AFC North and secure a playoff spot with a win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

3. Can Bengals offense keep up with Mahomes and Chiefs?

There’s no telling which Bengals offense will show up week by week. Will it be the explosive, confident, on-point offense where everyone is involved, having fun, and making plays? Or will it be the conservative, turnover-heavy, run the ball and rely on the defense type offense?

If there’s the one thing to know going into this Sunday vs. the team from Kansas City, the confident explosive offense will need to be the one that shows up if the Bengals want to lock up the division and take down the red-hot Chiefs.

KC has been probably the hottest team in football through the last month and a half. After starting the season slowly, they have found their identity and have fixed their defensive woes, making them even more dangerous in the AFC.

The Bengals offense has the talent and capability to hang around with them but the inconsistency is what separates the Chiefs and the Bengals. Kansas City is rarely inconsistent.

You usually know what you will get when you play the Chiefs, and the Bengals need to understand that. Kansas City is on an eight-game win streak and has scored 30+ in all of their last three games.

If the Bengals play the way they did against Baltimore, they can keep up with the Chiefs and truly make this a game. If they turn over the football and create a short field for Patrick Mahomes and company, it could be a long day for the Bengals’ defense.