Mike Hilton, Bengals anxious for AFC Championship rematch with Chiefs
Mike Hilton, defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals, shared his thoughts on the upcoming schedule. One game got his attention more than others.
When asked about the regular season games he was excited for in 2023, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton recently said he was looking forward to returning to Kansas City and Buffalo because of the level of talent of those teams—the Chiefs and Bills, respectively.
At that moment, a reporter asked Hilton, “Would you like to see Kansas City opening night?” Hilton replied, “Absolutely, I am pretty sure that is the game everybody wants to see opening night.”
Regarding potential games on the NFL’s regular-season schedule in 2023, both Bengals and Chiefs fans are circling that particular match-up. The last four outings between the two teams have had a point difference of only three points each! In that same period, the Chiefs were 1-3, but the latest win was a dramatic AFC Championship game that, with the victory, sent K.C. to the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs will likely see the Bengals two times again in 2023: once during the regular season and, if the dominoes fall correctly, another firework-filled meeting at the Arrowhead Invitational in January. So there is no better way for the Chiefs to see what they are working with as a team than to play the Bengals on opening night.
Chiefs Hive had something pointed to say about Mike Hilton with the reminder that Chiefs wide receiver MVS would love to see Hilton again.
Another piece of the puzzle is that left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. wants to see his former team in week one saying, “There is no better time to do it.”
The league’s schedule release is only several hours away (on Thursday, May 11) and everyone in Chiefs Kingdom looks forward to seeing how the cards will fall for the defending Super Bowl Champions. Still, if I was a betting man, I think that Mike Hilton is going to get his wish, and he will have to face a loss in Week 1 in front of the entire country.