Few games on the NFL’s schedule for Week 17 can live up to the offensive firepower and overall excitement of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ visit to Paul Brown Stadium to face the Cincinnati Bengals.
For the Chiefs, they are coming in as the defending AFC champs who once again have hold of the top seed with only two weeks left to play. They’ve reinvented their lines in hopes of faring better in the postseason than they did a year ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the intent of adding a second Super Bowl title in three seasons under head coach Andy Reid.
As for the Bengals, they’ve been living in the basement of the AFC North with the Cleveland Browns for far too long, watching the likes of the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers enjoy all the glory from the physical division. This year, however, fates have changed and the Bengals can claim their first division title in a half-decade. With Joe Burrow under center, the Bengals could be the class of the division for years to come.
Few persons are able to cover this game with the right angles like our friend Leigh Oleszczak, who is a full-time editor for FanSided who covers the Bengals over at Stripe Hype. What makes her a perfect candidate to ask about the game is that she’s a K.C. native and knows and loves the Chiefs.
With so much on the line for both sides, we reached out to Leigh to ask for her take on why the Bengals would either lose or win and what she expects to happen.