Taking over at the Bengals’ 45-meter line, Burrow drove the Bengal deep into Kansas City territory, with McPherson – who had made all four of his goalscoring goals against both Las Vegas and Tennessee in the previous rounds. – drill his fourth longest and right. , causing teammates to spill onto the field.
Sunday’s game played out as if to follow the basic pattern from the teams’ Week 17 meeting, with Mahomes showcasing his brilliant, improvised and unstoppable version of football in the first half. when the Bengali rediscovered their compass.
And just like in the previous game, Kansas City took the lead in the first half, which eventually gave way. In the meeting in early January, Kansas City led 14 points before succumbing with a score of 34-31. On Sunday, Kansas City took the halftime lead, 21-10, on three Mahomes touchdown passes. Profit could have – should have been? – broader if not for both a curious play call and the excellent handling of Bengals full-back Eli Apple.
With five seconds remaining in the first half, no injury time and the ball on the Cincinnati 1-yard line, coach Andy Reid, avoiding a close effort, tried to blow the whistle for the Bengals. Mahomes made a pass for Tyreek Hill at the five-yard line, and Apple – after taking a free-kick for a pass that left Kansas City at the goal line – preserved the missing 11 points by build him up.
It was the first of six consecutive saves by the Bengals, who turned the third into McPherson’s second, and the fourth into a 21-21 winner.
In moments of desperation, Burrow knew he could turn to the Bengali’s best receiver – his old friend from Louisiana State – and with 14 seconds remaining in the third inning, he hit a hit. conveniently thrown over the shoulder for Ja’Marr Chase. Trent Taylor swings freely outside the line to catch a 2-point conversion.
Last week, Burrow declared his disgust with what he called the “incompetent narrative” surrounding the Bengals, demanding that the team be taken seriously. He changed the team’s tagline, to “It Is Us” from “Why Not Us?”, and his teammates agreed.
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