Baltimore upsetting Pittsburgh on Thursday night was a great game to lead off week four of the NFL. The top game this Sunday is another AFC matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) and the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0).
Bengals Head Coach Marvis Lewis (left) & Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid (right)
Andy Dalton (center) celebrates with A.J. Green (right) after scoring a touchdown
The Chiefs remain on the road and travel to Cincinnati to take on an undefeated Andy Dalton, who has thrown eight touchdowns and just one interception is his first three games. Although Jeremy Hill has been a disappointing fantasy star so far (123 yards, two scores and two fumbles in three games), the Bengals rank seventh in the league in points per game with 28.3. A.J. Green put on a show last week and hauled in 10 catches on 13 targets (totaling 227 yards) and saw the end zone twice. The past two seasons through the first three weeks, the Bengals have compiled a combined record of 5-1. However, they have went on to lose their week 4 match ups in the past two seasons but the Bengals are out to prove this year is unlike any other.
Kansas City Chiefs
Alex Smith (left) joins Jamaal Charles (center) and Jeremy Maclin (right) to celebrate their week one win
Although the Chiefs stand at 1-2, their past two games have both been decided by 10 points or less. After blowing the game late to the Broncos at home in week two, the Chiefs could not keep up with Aaron Rodgers and company at Lambeau last week. Entering his 11th season, Alex Smith has only thrown one touchdown in the past two weeks after throwing three in their week one win. One of the main issues the Chiefs have had is protecting Smith, for he was sacked seven times in their last game. Although Smith has struggled, congratulations to Jeremy Maclin! He recently became the first wide receiver to score a receiving touchdown for the Chiefs since December of 2013. Jamaal Charles seems to be carrying the offense this season (yet again), for he has totaled five rushing touchdowns with four of them being scored in the past two games. Travis Kelce is another star that has emerged for the Chiefs for he seems to be Smith’s go-to-guy. Kelce has two total touchdowns on the season.
Madden 16 Simulation
After simulating a series of five games, Madden 16 had the Kansas City Chiefs prevailing and winning three of the five games. Will the Chiefs bounce back to become .500 and receive the momentum they so desperately need? Can the Bengals go 4-0 for the first time time since 2005?
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The Bengals offense has found its groove and they are deep on both sides of the ball. Bengals pass defense will show various looks and will be too much for Alex Smith. Jeremy Hill will finally get back to his old ways. I have him scoring two touchdowns and I got the Bengals at home in this one and moving on to go 4-0 in a close one.
Cincinnati Bengals 28
Kansas City Chiefs 24
Spark Sports NFL Analyst