The Chiefs first loss showed what most saw already; at some point the defense wasn’t going to be able to come up with a late stop. The Chiefs can’t simply outscore everyone as there will be times that they are not on their game. Luckily for the Chiefs their next couple of games are at Arrowhead and they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football.
Each week out group of analysts from around Kansas City and the NFL predict how they think the Chiefs game will end up on Sunday.
Ryan Tracy – 5-1 - Chiefs need to be careful with the Bengals. Too relaxed and they could get bitten. The Arrowhead advantage is too overwhelming for most teams. Stick to business and they Chiefs will get another win. Chiefs 34, Bengals 24
Mark Schofield – 6-0 - Andy Dalton has not given us any reasons to trust him in a prime-time, nationally televised game. Don’t see any reason to start now. Chiefs 35, Bengals 20
Carrington Harrison – 5-1 - Nothing in Andy Dalton's and Marvin Lewis's track record tells me this is a game they are going to win. Sunday Night. Arrowhead. Mahomes Mania. I think Cincy gets rolled in this one. Chiefs 42, Bengals 28
Seth Keysor – 5-1 - The Chiefs will re-establish themselves as a dominant power in the AFC at home in front of a roaring Arrowhead, as the defense does just enough to make us all both worry and be encouraged. Chiefs 41, Bengals 27
Matt Derrick – 3-3 - Hard to see this Chiefs team coming off of last week's loss at New England with a let down, and certainly the Bengals have a lot to prove and some fury to unleash after their equally bitter loss against Pittsburgh in Week 6. But the Chiefs bring more fire power into this game, and if Patrick Mahomes protects the football a bit better than he did last week, the hometown primetime crowd should fuel a victory. Only worry on the radar: this Bengals offense poses some matchup problems for a banged up Chiefs defense. KC doesn't need another shootout. Chiefs 34, Bengals 23
Reagan Creswell – 5–1 - Kelce gets 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. Hunt rushes for over 100, and the defense rebounds after a down week. Chiefs 38, Bengals 28
Mike Renner – 3-3 - The Bengals might have the worst LBs in football which is a recipe for disaster when trying to stop the Chiefs. Chiefs 35, Bengals 31
Chris Clark – 5-1 – The Chiefs went toe to toe with Tom Brady in his house and played bad on offense in the first half. They scored 31 on the Patriots in the 2nd half. The Bengals don’t have that kind of offensive firepower. Chiefs 41, Bengals 33