Chiefs-Bengals live stream: How to watch


The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will lock horns on Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium, with Kansas City looking to hand Cincinnati its first loss.

The Bengals have been terrific this season, running their record to 3-0 last week with a last-minute win over the Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati has not scored less than 24 points in any game, while watching Andy Dalton throw for eight touchdowns against one interception. You can either see that as the Bengals and Dalton becoming a juggernaut, or that massive regression to the mean is on the way.

Time: 12:00 p.m. CST
Broadcasters: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Mobile: Verizon Mobile (subscription required)
Online: NFL Sunday Ticket MAX (subscription required)

If the Chiefs want to make a legitimate run at the AFC West title, they need to beat Cincinnati. Going to 1-3 would not necessarily put them out the playoff race, but the division would likely be out of reach. Considering the Denver Broncos are hosting the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Kansas City would probably be three games back.

To win, the Chiefs need to do a few things. First, the penalties and turnovers must stop. Kansas City has been deplorable in those two areas over the past few weeks. Second, Alex Smith needs better protection. Say what you will about Smith, but he has been sacked 11 times – and many times with no chance of escape – over the past two weeks. Cincinnati has Geno Atkins on the inside, but it is a team without a great pass rush. It’s time to figure it out up front.