Jeremy Maclin delivered a big first half for the Kansas City Chiefs , but they still trailed the Cincinnati Bengals , 14-12, at halftime on Sunday. Maclin caught seven passes for 97 yards, but the Chiefs failed to score a touchdown in the half. The Chiefs eventually faced a fourth-and-1 and had to settle for the last of Santos' four field goals.
The Bengals started with the ball first on a drive that largely featured Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green. Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos answered with a field goal, but on the ensuing drive, the Bengals struck again with a 16-yard touchdown courtesy of RB Giovani Bernard to make it 14-3 late in the first quarter.
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It's gameday for the KC Chiefs, but ahead of kickoff, let's take a look at today's inactives. The undefeated Bengals host the 1-2 KC Chiefs today, and both teams enter the contest at close to full strength. The biggest hole for the Chiefs is still the loss of cornerback Phillip Gaines, while the Bengals will be without one of its long-time starters in the secondary as well. The Chiefs will have receivers Jason Avant and Chris Conley active.
Wide receiver Albert Wilson, who has three receptions this season, was inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals with a shoulder injury. Last week, rookie Chris Conley played nearly half of the team's offensive snaps and caught his first NFL pass in the 38-28 loss at Green Bay. He stood to see more action against Cincinnati. Wide receiver Frankie Hammond was activated for the first time this season.
The Kansas City Chiefs have started the 2015 NFL season 1-2 and fans are quickly losing hope. The Chiefs have 5 games until their Bye Week with an opponent's combined record of 19-22. With an opponent's combined record under .500, the remaining games before the Week 9 Bye are crucial in the Chief's 2015 success. We're only 3 games into the 2015 NFL season Chiefs fans, but unfortunately things have not played out how we had hoped so far.
Six players on the list who have not played this year include defensive end Margus Hunt, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, defensive lineman Marcus Hardison, wide receivers Greg Little and Mario Alford and tight end C.J. Uzomah. New to the list this week is safety George Iloka, who was listed as doubtful after missing the week of practice with an ankle injury.
Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) looses his helmut during a sack of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. New York Jets' Chris Ivory, center, scores a touchdown during the NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins and at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. uDolphins cheerleaders come onto the field before the NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins and at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis shared his thoughts on what stands out about Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs passing attack. 'I think the fact that they've always spread the football and that they're going to come into the game and have a certain plan,' he said. 'You're going to get a feel for it early in to the football game where they perceive the weaknesses in the things that you do and so forth with their openers and their scriptings.'
That's the kind of respect the new leading tackler in Kansas City Chiefs franchise history has earned throughout his 11 seasons of leading the Chiefs defense. Just like that, the former Waco High School Lion and Texas Longhorns linebacker established himself as the best in the history of the Chiefs organization in the most basic statistic in all of football on a skill most associated with the sport-tackling the guy with the ball.
The Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) look to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon as they travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) after dropping back-to-back games to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs have a great opportunity to put themselves up against another quality football team and see where they stand, which won't be easy as the Bengals have been one of the most impressive teams in the NFL so far this season. With that said, here are six storylines to follow on Sunday: What kind of energy do the Chiefs come out and play with? Different Chiefs leaders on both sides of the ball said that 'they came out flat for whatever reason' in the locker room after the game on Monday night.
The Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) travel this week to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) for the 28th all-time meeting between these two teams. The Bengals hold a 14-13 advantage in the all-time series and the Chiefs will look to even that up and get back on the winning track after dropping two straight games with losses to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers. It will be the third straight game the Chiefs have played against a team without a loss yet this season, and the Bengals will surely be another tough challenge this week. The Bengals are one of the most talented and balanced teams in the NFL with plenty of playmakers on both sides of the ball.