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Game Recap: Chiefs Fall to the Bengals, 36-21, Drop to 1-3 on the Season

Cairo Santos Sets Franchise Record in Loss

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was 17 for 24 for 321 yards passing and a touchdown as the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 36-21, from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday.

The Bengals received the ball first and began with a drive that largely featured Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green. Dalton was 4 for 4 on the series, hitting Green for 3 receptions and 51 yards. Running back Jeremy Hill finished the effort by running 8 yards for the touchdown and an early 7-0 Bengals lead.

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos answered with a field goal, but on the ensuing drive, the Bengals struck again with a 16-yard touchdown courtesy of RB Giovani Bernard to make it 14-3 late in the first quarter.


Santos would go onto add three more field goals, including a 51-yarder to make it 14-9 and a 34-yarder late in the second quarter for a 14-12 score at the half.

The Chiefs opened the second half with the ball, but after a stalled drive, Dalton built upon the Bengals lead.

On third-and-11 from Cincinnati's own 45-yard line, Dalton threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Tate to extend the lead to 21-12 early in the third quarter.  

Santos and the Chiefs responded with a 40-yard field goal to make it 21-15.

A fumble by tight end Travis Kelce gave the Bengals a short field late in the third quarter, and they quickly took advantage by handing the ball off to Hill for his second touchdown of the game.

A successful two-point conversion by the Bengals made it 29-15 headed into the fourth quarter.

Photos from the Chiefs week four matchup against the Bengals

The fourth quarter would see more scoring from both teams. Hill scored his third touchdown of the game and Santos would add two more field goals for a final score of 36-21 Bengals.

Santos' 7 field goals in the game set a Chiefs franchise record.

RB Jamaal Charles and WR Jeremy Maclin had standout offensive games for the Chiefs. Charles rushed 11 times for 75 yards and had 6 receptions for 70 yards receiving. Maclin had 11 receptions for 148 yards receiving.

Linebacker Josh Mauga left the game in the first quarter with a thigh injury and did not return. The 1-3 Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium Sunday to face the Chicago Bears at 12:00 p.m. CT.

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