This was an all-too-familiar result for the Chiefs.
Sunday’s defeat in Cincinnati marked three losses for the Chiefs at the hands of the Bengals in 2022.
All three contests have been decided by three points, including the AFC Championship Game in January.
The Chiefs will lament many moments from Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Bengals. Travis Kelce fumbled with the Chiefs leading by four points, quarterback Patrick Mahomes was sacked, forcing KC to try a 55-yard field goal, which Harrison Butker missed and the defense couldn’t get a stop at th end.
A fan on Reddit wrote: “Ya know, I’d really like to stop losing to the Bengals.”
Another shared this: “Launch Orlando Brown into the sun. A LT worth a damn doesn’t get his drum beat by a backup Edge on 3rd down late in the game.”
This was a tough loss. We didn’t look sharp at any point. We couldn’t stop a 3 man rush and couldn’t get pressure even when we brought the house. Lost the LOS battle and got bullied. Need to do better and get ready for next week. #Chiefs #ChiefsKingdom #NFL
— Zachary Croucher (@zcroucher) December 5, 2022
#chiefs defense tackles like they’re henchmen for a Power Rangers villain, just throwing themselves at the #Bengals. Absolute trash. Steve Spag should feel bad. Pressure was non-existent and the secondary was the opposite of art. Teach em how to tackle, Steve, or get out.
— GarrettCOwen (@GarrettCritten2) December 5, 2022
A fan on Facebook shared this: “We made mistakes and it cost us. Keep striving to be better. Enough said”
Another wrote: “Just hope Patrick is ok ,Travis don’t worry seen what happened you are all still great KC great”
Damn. They officially have our number at the moment. 1st place in the AFC goes back to the Bills. Still a lot of football left. Can't let this beat us going forward. Need to bounce back next week. #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/l4Ew7py1Kl
— Eric McComb (@Dark_Knight_84) December 5, 2022
A Reddit user wrote: “EVERYTHING broke right for Cinci to barely win at home.”
“The crazy part is the bengals got pressure with 3 and dropping 8 guys into coverage….. we pretty much always rushed 5… so burrow had more time throwing into a coverage with less guys, that won’t cut it,” another wrote.
— Lloyd (@LloydVance86) December 5, 2022
For the fact that they had this game "circled all year" they played like they didn't know there was a game today at all. With that type of defense, we won't beat the Bengals or Bills any time soon. Frustrating. Embarrassing. Pathetic. #ChiefsKingdom
— JaVi (@javithegoat030) December 5, 2022
A Facebook fan wrote: “The bills and the bengals have to play each other and Miami has another bills game. Still a good chance to host AFC Championship AGAIN!!!”
This was also from Facebook: “Lots of mistakes to barely lose. Any one of them changed and we probably win. Move forward. We are still a good football team.”
Defence was abysmal, Orlando Brown returned to turnstile status. Now have to win out and pray Bills slip up. Looking at their schedule, I don't see it. #ChiefsKingdom
— BlueBullTradingCo (@BlueBullTrading) December 5, 2022
Can’t wait to face the Bengals in the playoffs this year!!!!! #ChiefsKingdom
— Scary Gary (@ScaryGaryKc) December 5, 2022
“It’s Brady vs Manning and Mahomes is Manning,” a fan shared on Reddit.
Another penned this: “I don’t get it, but the Bengals have our number. Yea maybe a couple questionable calls early on, but that’s not an excuse. Our inability to generate pressure and sustain drives is what lost us the game, not two bad penalties at the start of the game.”
I have 0 faith we can beat Buffalo or Cincy in the playoffs if we face them again, which we will likely play one of them. Guess it is good the Winter Meetings started today. #Chiefs
— James Pinick (@Jpinick) December 5, 2022