3 under-the-radar Bengals who must contribute vs. Chiefs in Week 17

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The Cincinnati Bengals are one win away from winning the AFC North for the first time since 2015. In what has been a remarkable year to this point, the good guys need to put on the final bow. Coming so close to the playoffs to see the season slip away would be a major disappointment for the team and fans.

In order to win the division and secure a playoff spot, the easiest path is for the Bengals to win one game. The first opportunity Cincinnati will get is against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. The stripes have been playing well, but this is one of the most challenging games of the season.

It is no surprise that the Chiefs are one of the best teams in the NFL right now and will be a difficult win for Cincinnati. Not only are the Bengals going to need their stars to perform well (Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Trey Hendrickson) but Cincinnati will need a few other players to play their best games of the season.

Here are the three under-the-radar players who will make or break this game for the Cincinnati Bengals.