Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals : Bengals vs. Chiefs: Everything you need to know
When: 7:00 p.m. C.T.
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
TV Announcers: Ari Wolfe, Trent Green, Todd McShay, B.J, Kissel
Live Stream: Chiefs official site (for local fans) or Chiefs official app (download here)
Radio: 101.1 FM
Radio Announcers: Mitch Holthus, Kendall Gammon, Dani Welniak
KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 21: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals rolls out of the pocket during the second quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on October 21, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
This could be the start of a memorable journey.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a single goal this NFL season—winning their first Super Bowl since SBIV—and they’re not only ones who believe it’s possible. Many NFL analysts are also believers in Andy Reid‘s high-octane offense, as they should be, and in the defensive potential of this team—at least enough to clear the hurdles that presented themselves last season.
The Chiefs are Super Bowl favorites for many, which makes this season one for the books. If this story ends with lifting the Lombardi, we’ll look back at this opening night as the start of it all—the preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
What’s at stake tonight? Nothing official, of course. Whoever wins or loses tonight will be forgotten within days, but there’s certainly a lot to accomplish on both sides of the ball for the Chiefs. The primary thing is getting to see dozens of young players in real game action for the first time.
“Everybody will play in the game,” said Head Coach Andy Reid on Thursday. “The main thing is that we get some of the young guys some playing time. You normally cut down the game plan a little bit for this. Just take some of the simpler plays – the easier plays that you’ve run during camp – and let them go out and play.”
The Chiefs will also hope to avoid injuries tonight, as is true for any practice or game, so expect a quick hook for any player who comes up ailing in any way, even if it’s minor.
Key articles to check out before tonight’s game:
Scouting Report – Jordan Mannix breaks down both sides of tonight’s game with key players to watch and positional battles of interest.
Madden Sim – We asked Madden 20 what to expect and the Chiefs dominated in ways we’d only dream of.
QB breakdown – Andy Reid discussed how much each QB will play.