The Kansas City Chiefs appear on Sunday Night Football for the second straight week, and Chiefs fans better get used to late nights. A good team with a high-powered offense is a prime-time attraction. The visiting Cincinnati Bengals are the second straight division leader to meet the Chiefs.
Kickoff: 7:20 p.m., Arrowhead Stadium
TV/Radio: NBC (Ch. 41)/KCFX (101.1 FM)
Line: Chiefs by 6
Blair Kerkhoff’s prediction: Chiefs 38-31
Both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses, the Chiefs on a final-play field goal at New England, the Bengals to the Steelers on a Ben Roethlisberger touchdown pass with 10 seconds remaining. Quarterback play for both teams has excelled. Andy Dalton is on pace to break his own franchise records for touchdown passes and passing yards in a season. Patrick Mahomes threw 14 touchdown passes without an interception to open the season, then tossed four picks. But four TD passes in the second half at the New England Patriots seemingly has him back on track. Both defenses have struggled and points should be plentiful. It’s been said a few times in the first six weeks, but it bears repeating: This matchup could be repeated in the postseason. Give this one to the Chiefs.