Cincinnati Bengals 10-45 Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt impress in Chiefs win
Last Updated: 22/10/18 11:15am
The Kansas City Chiefs comprehensively bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week with a 45-10 hammering of fellow AFC contenders, the Cincinnati Bengals, on Sunday night.
Second-year star quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns, two of those to Kareem Hunt, who also rushed for a score as the Chiefs racked up the points.
Kansas City also showed up on defense, limiting Cincinnati to only 10 points and 239 yards - less than half of the 551 the home team put up on offense.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton struggled, going 15 of 29 passing for just 148 yards and one second-quarter touchdown to tight end C.J. Uzomah.
That made it a one-score game at 14-7 midway through the second period, but that would be about as good as it would get for Cincinnati (4-3) on the night, who blew the chance to take the lead in the AFC North by suffering a second-straight loss.
Kansas City (6-1), meanwhile, maintain their AFC-best record, staying one game ahead of the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC West and the New England Patriots, who got the better of them last Sunday.
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Bengals 0-7 Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes six-yard touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt (Harrison Butker extra point good)
Bengals 0-14 Chiefs: Mahomes 15-yard touchdown pass to Hunt (Butker extra point good)
Bengals 7-14 Chiefs: Andy Dalton four-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Uzomah (Randy Bullock extra point good)
Bengals 7-21 Chiefs: Mahomes 17-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Harris (Butker extra point good)
Bengals 7-24 Chiefs: Butker 26-yard field goal
Bengals 7-31 Chiefs: Hunt two-yard touchdown run (Butker extra point good)
Bengals 7-38 Chiefs: Ron Parker 33-yard interception return for a touchdown (Butker extra point good)
Bengals 10-38 Chiefs: Bullock 33-yard field goal
Bengals 10-45 Chiefs: Mahomes three-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill (Butker extra point good)
Game's key stats
|Passing||C/A Yds TD Int||Passing||C/A Yds TD Int|
|Andy Dalton||15/29 148 1 1||Patrick Mahomes||28/39 358 4 1|
|Rushing||Att Yds TD||Rushing||Att Yds TD|
|Joe Mixon||13 50 0||Kareem Hunt||15 86 1|
|Receiving||Rec Yds TD||Receiving||Rec Yds TD|
|A.J. Green||7 117 0||Travis Kelce||5 95 0|
|Cody Core||3 30 0||Tyreek Hill||7 68 1|
|Tyler Boyd||3 27 0||Kareem Hunt||5 55 2|
|C.J. Uzomah||2 13 1||Demetrius Harris||1 17 1|
|Total yards||239||Total yards||551|