After a week filled with trash talk and injury concerns over Patrick Mahomes’ ankle and Travis Kelce’s back, the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals kick off with a chance to punch their ticket to Super Bowl LVII. Get closer. Here’s how. arrowhead report The crew watches the rematch take place.
Joshua Brisco: In a rematch that has already absorbed its fair share of pregame drama, the Chiefs’ path to the Super Bowl hinges on Patrick Mahomes’ ankle, Chris Jones’ dominance and the team’s ability to play error-free football. Ultimately, it’s that third key that worries me the most, leaving the Bengals in doubt for the time being. But given the recent growth of the Chiefs’ defense and possibly the best-ever gameplan by Andy Reed and his Co., it wouldn’t be hard to claim KC. I’ve never hated or trusted predictions so much. There is nothing that surprises me other than a seeming case with virtually no trash talk.
Predictions: Bengals 28, Chiefs 27
Jordan Foot: The Chiefs have shown in Week 13 and in their other two matchups against the Bengals that they are more than capable of taking on Cincinnati. However, he actually beat Joe Burrow and Co. is another story. The question his mark in the middle of the field on the Kansas City defense is justified, especially against this particular team. It’s arguably the worst matchup for a team led by Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, and even if you don’t factor in Mahomes’ butt ankles. , can’t pick the Chiefs.
Predictions: Bengals 31, Chiefs 27
Zack Eisen: I’ve been yearning for this game ever since the Chiefs lost last year’s AFC Championship Game in overtime. Cincinnati boasts a 3-0 record against Kansas City in the last 13 months, but the Chiefs have blown out more games than the Bengals have won. With a trip to the Super Bowl looming, the Chiefs are expected to stay focused and play their best.
As the late great Terez Paylor used to say, this is a desperate game for Kansas City. Mahomes will be fully tuned and playing at an all-time high as he guides the Chiefs to his third Super Bowl in four years. Arizona, here we come.
Predictions: Chiefs 34, Bengals 23
Mark Van Sickle: This is it. A rematch that has been waiting for about a year. The Bengals are on his third straight win against the Chiefs, so it’s hard to say they were accidental wins, even though some very strange things happened.Most specifically, Patrick When Mahomes seemed to forget how to play football in the second half of last year’s AFC championship game.
It won’t happen this year either. Mahomes can overcome anything the Bengals throw at him and will show the world why he is his NFL MVP. The defense finally reaches Joe Burrow and knocks him to the ground. The Chiefs are too proud to let the Bengals beat him four times in a row. I said early in the season that I couldn’t pick the Chiefs to beat the Bengals until they showed us a win. However, the playoff hits are different.
Andy Reid has a great offensive game plan and feels Mahomes won’t allow a second consecutive loss in the AFC Championship Game at home. The Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl to face the Philadelphia Eagles in their pre-season predicted Super Bowl matchup!
Predictions: Chiefs 38, Bengals 24
Marlowe Ferguson Jr.: Even though it’s a real possibility, it’s hard to imagine a team beating this repeat of the Chiefs, led by Andy Reed and Patrick Mahomes, at home 4 of 4, especially 3 of 4. difficult to The Bengals have not been shy about providing bulletin board material. This is usually what makes the Kansas City method lean quickly.
1. The Bengals’ defense rivals the brilliance of their offense. They allowed just 18.1 postseason points per game in the Burrow era.
2. The Chiefs are ranked No. 31 in defense of No. 1 wide receivers, with jammer Chase and Tee Higgins coming to town.
3. Injury to Mahomes and Kelce.
Still, the Chiefs have always found a way. Emotion triumphs over logic in this prediction, which means Kansas City won.
Prediction: Chiefs, 28.Bengals, 26
Connor Christofferson: The Chiefs will eventually beat the Bengals, but I don’t think they will this year. A disciplined Bengals he coupled with an edge rusher and that is a big concern for me. Mahomes needs to put in the best pure pocket his pass his game of his career for the offense to win consistently.
However, that is not the only concern. The Bengals offense relentlessly targeted the Chiefs’ midfield defense the last time these teams played. Steve Spagnolo and his defensive players will need to play their best games of the season to slow down the Bengals enough to win. The player watching this match is Isiah Pacheco. If he runs well and one or he can break out two big runs, the Chiefs have a much better chance of making it to the Super Bowl. But for me, I don’t think the Chiefs can do enough.
Predictions: Bengals 30, Chiefs 29