Arrowhead Win for Chiefs Still Elusive

Posted Nov 18, 2012

KANSAS CITY- The pregame festivities and flyover marking Military Appreciation Day were short lived as the Bengals proved too much, topping the Chiefs 28-6.

Both teams were forced to punt on their opening drives before Kansas City produced an eight-play drive, covering 59 yards, including a 22-yard strike from QB Matt Cassel to TE Tony Moeaki and later a 17-yard run by RB Jamaal Charles. The drive ended with a Ryan Succop 34-yard FG splitting the uprights as the Chiefs got off to an early lead at Arrowhead.

The Bengals began the very next drive on their own 22-yard line and faced a fourth and three situation on their own 29. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis pulled a fake punt out of his bag of tricks that led to a 32-yard gain by HB Cedric Peerman and a Bengals first down. Cincinnati overcame another fourth down before QB Andy Dalton found WR A.J. Green in the end zone for a four-yard TD. The score was Green’s ninth-consecutive game with a TD, longest in team history making the score 7-3.

The next scoring drive came for the opposition when Dalton, who was 18 of 29, for 230 yards and two TDs, capped a five-play, 57-yard drive with a one-yard TD run. 14-3 Bengals.

Both teams later exchanged scoreless drives before Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis ended an 11-play, 79-yard drive with a score from one yard out. Up by 18, the Bengals never looked back.

Trying to gain any momentum possible with :53 seconds remaining in the half, Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel drove his team to move the chains. Chiefs QB Matt Cassel found WR Terrance Copper for nine yards and later, Cassel found TE Tony Moeaki for 20 yards, spiked the ball and then connected with WR Dexter McCluster for 20 more yards. The drive ended with a Ryan Succop 33-yard field goal. 21-6 Bengals at half.

The third quarter signified the nod to have Brady Quinn come in for relief of Cassel, but the result was more of the same. The Bengals defense held the Chiefs scoreless for the remaining two quarters and subsequently extended their lead on another scoring strike from Dalton.

The Chiefs fall to 1-9 and host the Denver Broncos next Sunday at 12pm.

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