KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A miserable season took another turn for the worst on Sunday afternoon, as the Kansas City Chiefs suffered a 28-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.
After an improved outing on Monday Night Football in Pittsburgh last week, the Chiefs returned home only to lay another egg. It was the seventh straight loss for the Chiefs, and their sixth straight loss at home dating back to last season.
The game started on a positive note for Kansas City, after they achieved their first lead at home this season. Kicker Ryan Succop hit a 34-yard field goal to give the Chiefs a 3-0 lead with 8:31 to play in the first quarter.
Not much went right for the Chiefs (1-9, 0-5 home) after that. The Bengals responded with a 78-yd TD drive. Quarterback Andy Dalton’s four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver A.J. Green gave Cincinnati a 7-3 lead with 2:51 left in the first quarter.
The Bengals (5-5, 3-2 away) scored back-to-back TD’s late in the second quarter. Dalton’s one-yard TD run made it 14-3, and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis added a one-yard TD run to extend the lead to 21-3 with :53 seconds left in the first half.
Succop hit a 33-yd FG before the half to narrow the gap to 21-6.
Kansas City decided to switch QB’s at halftime, as Brady Quinn replaced Matt Cassel. It made little difference to the Bengals’ stifling defense, as they pitched a shutout in the second half.
Dalton put the game on ice for the Bengals in the fourth quarter. A 14-yd TD pass to WR Mohamed Sanu gave Cincy a 28-6 lead with 9:39 to play. The Bengals finished the game with 409 total yards on offense.
The Chiefs host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos next Sunday at Arrowhead.