Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs : Here’s everything you need to know to catch the preseason opener for the Kansas City Chiefs as they host the Cincinnati Bengals. This could be the start of a memorable journey.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have a single goal this NFL season—winning their first Super Bowl since SBIV—and they’re not only ones who believe it’s possible. Many NFL analysts are also believers in Andy Reid‘s high-octane offense, as they should be, and in the defensive potential of this team—at least enough to clear the hurdles that presented themselves last season.
What’s at stake tonight? Nothing official, of course. Whoever wins or loses tonight will be forgotten within days, but there’s certainly a lot to accomplish on both sides of the ball for the Chiefs. The primary thing is getting to see dozens of young players in real game action for the first time.
While some people might not care all that much about preseason, there is a reason that preseason football exists. It gives the coaches a chance to see what everyone has to offer, the players a chance to prove themselves, and lets the fans see players they normally wouldn’t get to see.
Kansas City Chiefs fans are obviously excited to see Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce tear it up this year, but not during the preseason. No, during the preseason, fans are fine with not seeing the stars on the field. This is when the backups and third stringers are the ones we’re “clamoring” to see.
As is the case throughout the league in the first week of the preseason, fans likely won’t be seeing much of Mahomes or many of the other top names on this Chiefs roster. At the same time, though, this type of game can offer valuable insight into how Kansas City enters the 2019 campaign from a depth perspective.
After coming this close to making Super Bowl LIII, the Chiefs have super aspirations for the 2019 season.
Fans are excited as well. Factor in that this will be the 60th year of the Chiefs’ franchise, and there’s a lot of buzz heading into the season, which starts with Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.