Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Chiefs win behind Pacheco’s 130 yards

The Kansas City Chiefs won for just the 4th time in 9 games as they rebounded from their Christmas loss to the Raiders with a 25-17 win over the Bengals.

Despite the Bengals having to start backup QB Jake Browning they were the better team through the first three quarters, taking a 17-13 at the half and still holding a one-point lead entering the fourth.

Chiefs find a way to win

It wasn’t pretty but the Chiefs scored field-goals on four consecutive drives in the second half, and their defence shut out the Bengals to secure a much needed win and move the Chiefs to 10-6/

“Obviously, we’re not winning this in Week 12 or Week 13 like before. We had to battle through adversity and find a way to win,” said Mahomes, who went over 4,000 yards passing for his sixth consecutive year as the starter. “Now you’re in the playoffs, it’s one game, single elimination, and I think we can play with anybody.”

“Everybody contributed in this, which I think was great. Nobody gave up hope,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. “The guys executed well, and that is the most important thing right now, at this time of year.”

“Every guy left it all on the field,” Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor said. “It was an emotional game. Physical game. All the things we knew would happen, happened. You have to give Kansas City credit. They got it done down the stretch.”

Cincinnati BengalsKansas City Chiefs
1st Downs2015
Passing 1st downs1110
Rushing 1st downs74
1st downs from penalties21
3rd down efficiency8-163-12
4th down efficiency1-31-1
Total Plays7153
Total Yards263373
Total Drives1010
Yards per Play3.77.0
Yards per pass4.17.8
Interceptions thrown00
Sacks-Yards Lost6-382-4
Rushing Attempts3222
Yards per rush3.36.0
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-41-3
Fumbles lost01
Interceptions thrown00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

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