Chiefs schedule release 2015: Breaking down every matchup

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Week 4: Cincinnati Bengals

Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs get a look at the 1990s version of the Chiefs when they travel to Cincinnati. The Bengals are basically the Marty Schottenheimer-era teams, right? Mediocre quarterback (except when we had Joe Montana, that was dope), head coach that wins constantly in the regular season but can’t do squat in the playoffs, and general disappointment for the fans.

Cincinnati is a quality team that has talent on both sides of the ball, but it also plays inconsistent football. The main problem here will be stopping the tandem of Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, maybe the best one-two punch in the NFL. Hill is a physical back, somebody who often requires gang-tackling.

This could be a pivotal game for the Chiefs. Kansas City could win the AFC West, but if it finds itself battling for a wild card spot, we may look back at this one and say its the reason the Chiefs either did or did not make it. While going to Cincinnati and winning is a tough chore, it is far from impossible.

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