The Kansas City Chiefs scored 41 points in beating the Cincinnati Bengals by a 41-39 score on Thursday night in preseason action from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The impressive thing about what the Chiefs did was they only scored two touchdowns on offense. The remainder of the scores came from interception returns, punt returns and field goals. The Chiefs got two interception returns for touchdowns in the game.
Bengals backup quarterback Jason Campbell had a horrible game in relief of starter Andy Dalton. Campbell completed 6 of 15 passes for 72 yards with 2 interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. He was also sacked once. Dalton completed 3 of 5 passes for 71 yards before exiting the game. Bengals backup Matt Scott played well in completing 7 of 11 passes for 66 yards with 2 touchdowns. Scott was definitely one of the bright spots on the Bengals team in this game.
The game was close at halftime with the Chiefs up 27-24. The scoring slowed down dramatically in the 2nd half with the Bengals out-scoring the Chiefs 15-14. Unfortunately, the Bengals couldn’t make up the difference on the scoreboard, although Scott gave it a great try in throwing 2 touchdown passes in the 4th quarter to make it close.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 3 of 5 passes for 19 yards. Backup Chase Daniel had a good game in completing 8 of 10 passes for 126 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. 2nd year quarterback Tyler Bray completed 2 of 3 passes for 37 yards. However, his slow feet caused him to get sacked twice.
Alex Smith had problems moving the Chiefs offense due to his short passes leading to quick tackles for limited yardage. He needed to throw medium to deep passes, but instead he was throwing short passes of 5 yards a pop.
The leading ground gainer for the Bengals was Matt Scott, who rushed for 68 yards on 6 rushing attempts.
Chiefs have got to be happy with their defense picking off two passes for touchdowns as well as the strong special teams play.