Super Bowl Dreams In Doubt: Bengals Beat Kansas City Chiefs

A tough loss and questionable play in the clutch once again puts early season Super Bowl expectations in doubt for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs lost their chance to avenge two losses to Burrow and Cincinnati last season. The Bengals beat the Chiefs last Jan. 2 to clinch the AFC North title, then won four weeks later in overtime — also by a 27-24 score — to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years.

In this matchup of elite quarterbacks, a defensive play in the fourth quarter proved to be the turning point.

With the Chiefs leading 24-20, Cincinnati linebacker Germaine Pratt stripped Trave Kelce after a catch and recovered the fumble.

As we noted this morning . . . This was a crucial game for the Chiefs but a series of costly mistakes, dubious decisions and clutch turnovers contributed to their defeat.

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Final score: Chiefs fumble away AFC lead, lose to Bengals 27-24

In two different 2021 games against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kansas City Chiefs held an 11-point lead going into halftime — and then lost by a field goal at the end of the game.

Burrow tops Mahomes again, rallies Bengals past Chiefs 27-24

CINCINNATI -- - Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Samaje Perine rushed for a season-high 106 yards and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 on Sunday in their first meeting since the Bengals prevailed in last season's AFC championship game.

Mahomes and Chiefs fall to 0-3 against the Joe Burrow led Bengals

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) have lost control of their playoff destiny as they exit Week 13 with a loss from the Cincinnati Bengals. Plenty of penalties and a Kelce fumble ultimately made the difference in a tight contest for both teams. The Bengals beat KC twice during the 2021 season, including a heartbreaking AFC Championship loss.

NFL World Is Furious With Andy Reid's Decision Tonight

The Kansas City Chiefs had a fourth and short in opposing territory, trailing the Cincinnati Bengals by three points, late in the fourth quarter. But rather than go for it with the best quarterback in the National Football League, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid opted to kick a long field goal.

Chiefs vs. Bengals: Four positive takeaways from a frustrating game

We're sensing a pattern here. On Sunday afternoon, it was another game against the Cincinnati Bengals for the Kansas City Chiefs. Somehow it was yet another game that featured a semi-meltdown in the second half that led to another three-point loss to the Bengals-the third such game in the last year.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury update following Week 13 loss to Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid provided an injury update following the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13. It was a brief update with only a single player to speak of, but it was about the most important player on the football team.

Four Takeaways From the Chiefs' 27-24 Loss to the Bengals

Entering play on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs held the AFC's No. 1 seed for the playoffs and were looking for a win over the hosting Cincinnati Bengals. This wasn't just any conference game, however, as a rematch of January's AFC Championship Game garnered a ton of buzz throughout the week as one of the best games of the year.

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