Patrick Mahomes and Andy Dalton will duel under the bright lights of “Sunday Night Football.”
Chiefs 7, Bengals 0, 8:08 remaining 1Q: Kareem Hunt took a six-yard pass play into the end zone for the game’s first score, but what set it up was a nifty run by the Chiefs running back.
Hunt scampered 21 yards on a play that included some misdirection and a hurdle:
Oh my goodness, @Kareemhunt7!
— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2018
Wait, your dad played baseball?
This was before the game on Sunday.
.@PatrickMahomes5 walks into Arrowhead wearing his dad’s jersey!
— NFL (@NFL) October 21, 2018
Pat Mahomes pitched for the Mets in 1999-2000, part of his 11 years in the majors.
The Kansas City Chiefs suffered their first loss of the season in Week 6, falling to the New England Patriots, but it was still a good game for them, for the most part. Patrick Mahomes was excellent, and remains the focal point of Kansas City’s dominance this season. He’ll try to get his team to 6-1 on the year in Week 7, with a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals, set for 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC for Sunday Night Football (live streaming via FuboTV, NBC Sports).
The Bengals have been pretty good this season as well, and lead the AFC North with a 4-2 record. The big issue, though, is that they just lost to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, and have a slate of tough games for much of the season. Their losses thus far are to the Panthers and Steelers, with wins over the Colts, Ravens, Dolphins and Falcons.
Andy Dalton hasn’t been quite as good as Mahomes, but he’s still been pretty good in his own right. He’s thrown for 1,674 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mahomes has 1,865 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday.
Time, TV, and streaming info
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
- TV: NBC
- Streaming: FuboTV, NBC Sports
- Odds: The Chiefs opened as 6-point favorites over the Bengals.
Bengals vs. Chiefs news
- The Chiefs have been pretty bad on defense, especially when it comes to tackling.
- Derrick Johnson is a legendary Chiefs player, but he’s not the answer to their defensive woes, no matter how much Chiefs fans want him to be.
- Only Eric Berry, Justin Houston and Mitch Morse missed practice for the Chiefs on Wednesday, with the other six players listed on the report practicing in full.
- Patrick Mahomes is so good, the NFL is already seeing an increase in its TV ratings when he’s playing.
- Check out this very in-depth look at Patrick Mahomes’ Week 6 — it’s the second of three parts. The first part is here.
- For the Bengals, Billy Price is no longer in a walking boot, but there’s still no timetable for the offensive lineman’s return.
- Both Darqueze Dennard and Shawn Williams could be out for the Bengals against the Chiefs.
Bengals vs. Chiefs prediction
In the latest SB Nation expert NFL picks, six of the seven experts picking think the Chiefs will win, leaving one picking the Bengals. The OddsShark computer is going with Kansas City as well, while the coin flip landed on Cincinnati.