Take 2: Bengals vs. Chiefs


Friday, July 1, 2022

Earlier this week, our scouts filed their advance scouting report on this week's matchup between the Bengals and Chiefs. Now they're back with a second look.

Look for there to be some bad blood this week. Head coach Marvin Lewis and his staff were less than thrilled with the way former head coach Dick Vermeil and the Chiefs ran up the score up in last season's finale. The Chiefs won 37-3 and RB Larry Johnson topped the 200-yard mark and scored three TDs against Cincinnat's backups, as Marvin Lewis opted to rest his starters for the playoffs. Even though Vermeil is gone, some of the players are the same. Now it is time for a little playback and Lewis is pulling out all the stops to get his defense motivated for this one.

• Speaking of stopping the run, that is the chief concern for the Bengals, not only this week but all season. They have done a few things that should help. They added NT Sam Adams. He did not play as well in Buffalo last season, but still gives them a huge body inside and his ability to eat up double team blocks should allow their LBs more room to flow to the ball laterally. The other thing that should help is getting DS Madieu Williams back in the fold. Williams missed most of the 2005 season and is a guy who can be effective as a box player in run support.

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