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    The Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)(2-0 @ Home)



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    Sunday, October 21, 7:20PM CT
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    Weather forecast:
    49 degrees Fahrenheit. Clear. 10 mph SSW winds.

    Line: Chiefs -6, Over/Under: 57.5

    Trends

    Chiefs:
    Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
    Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
    Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
    Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
    Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

    Bengals:
    Cincinnati is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
    Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
    Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Cincinnati is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
    Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
    Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Kansas City
    Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City

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    Last 10 Games Head-2-Head:


    OddsShark Super Computer Prediction:
    Chiefs 36.1
    Bengals22.6


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    Chiefs:

    “We’ve played good quarterbacks...[but] we could play better. ... Hey, I’d like for them to have [zero] yards, but that’s probably not going to happen, and I don’t think yards are a true indicator of what’s going on. Now, if you’re going to give up yards, then you have to do some other things really well. You have to be really good on third down, you have to have takeaways ... and you have to be good in the red zone. If you do those three things, I think you’re going to have a chance to help your team be in position to win. Hey, we’ve played some really good quarterbacks.”
    --Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton

    Bengals:

    “We’ll need to be very sound in making sure everyone is doing a great job communicating and getting to the right spots. ... We understand that we have to do a great job in the special teams phase. On defense, they’ve done a great job of applying pressure on the quarterback. ... We also have the challenge of playing on the road, so we’ll need to have a great week of preparation and play a great football game.”
    --Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis
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    James Berry S Heel Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful
    Justin Houston LB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful
    Mitchell Morse C Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Eric Murray S Ankle Full Participation in Practice Questionable
    Tanoh Kpassagnon LB Ankle Limited Participation in Practice Questionable





    Giovani Bernard RB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Darqueze Dennard CB Sternoclavicular Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Tyler Kroft TE Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Billy Price C Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Out
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    The Chiefs are rolling on offense,
    while the Bengals have had issues
    on defense. That's a bad combination.
    The Bengals will be able to run Joe
    Mixon here against a bad Kansas City
    defense to try and keep it close, which
    they will do. But the Chiefs will win it.




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    Chiefs vs. Bengals: Game Preview
    From Chiefs.com

    Posted Friday, Oct 19, 2018 11:09 PM


    Matt McMullen
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    It doesn’t get much better than a night under the lights at Arrowhead Stadium.

    From the exuberant energy in the crowd to the tendency for the unforgettable to occur on the field, there’s simply nothing else quite like it in all of sports, and to make matters even more exciting, the Chiefs will be sporting their popular red-on-red uniforms for the first time this season on Sunday night.

    Some of the most exciting moments in recent memory have occurred while the Chiefs were clad in the red-on-reds, including a Guinness World Record and numerous electrifying plays, and on Sunday, Arrowhead will be the stage for yet another prime-time clash between two of the very best teams in the AFC.

    The Cincinnati Bengals come to town boasting a 4-2 record and a first-place standing in the AFC North – marking their best start to a season in three years – with one of the league’s top offenses in tow.

    Cincinnati is averaging 29.0 points per game – the sixth-best mark in the NFL – behind a balanced attack that features an array of playmakers at quarterback Andy Dalton’s disposal.

    That conversation begins with perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, whose five touchdowns this season are just one shy of the NFL lead, but also includes third-year receiver Tyler Boyd, who is in the midst of a breakout campaign with 455 yards and four scores through the air.

    Boyd has caught at least six passes in four of Cincinnati’s six games - a mark he reached just three times during his first two years as a professional - and has existed as a consistent target for Dalton throughout the season.

    “Other than Tyreek [Hill], Boyd has as many positive yards as anybody,” said Head Coach Andy Reid. “We [look at] all the [advanced] stats and all that, and he’s right there with Tyreek as far as that goes.”

    It’s helped Dalton post a 94.4 passer rating on the year with 14 touchdowns, matching the most the eight-year professional has ever thrown through the first six weeks of a season.

    Additionally, Cincinnati regularly utilizes the dynamic talents of second-year tailback Joe Mixon, who has accounted for at least 80 yards of offense in each of the four games he’s played in 2018.



    They’ve all been at their best when it’s mattered most, too.

    Dalton has authored a league-most three fourth-quarter comebacks this season, leading Cincinnati back from deficits against Indianapolis, Miami and Atlanta already this year.

    Simply put, they’ve been impressive through six weeks, creating a formidable challenge for Kansas City’s defense on Sunday night.

    “Dalton is a great quarterback, and they have a really good offensive scheme there,” said defensive end Chris Jones. “Mixon is [impressive] and they have some great receivers, so we need to study the film and catch up on tendencies so that we’re prepared on Sunday.”



    Of course, the Chiefs have been pretty good on offense themselves.

    Kansas City has scored the most points of any team in the league, finding the end zone 26 times already on the year. The Chiefs have tallied at least 30 points in all but one game, and even in their first loss of the season to New England last Sunday, the offense still managed to post 40 points - 31 of which came as part of a furious second-half rally.

    That comeback bid fell just short, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes - whose 18 touchdown passes lead the NFL - is confident that Kansas City can bounce back in short order.

    “Everybody is still in great spirits,” Mahomes explained. “We know there is a lot of season left and we know that there is going to be ups and downs. We’ve talked about it all season, you just have to make sure you bounce back and respond to any adverse situation.”



    The Chiefs will look to do just that against a Cincinnati defense rife with talent in the trenches.

    “Everything starts up front,” said Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy. “[Defensive tackle] Geno Atkins does a heck of a job, and then you’ve got [defensive ends Carlos] Dunlap and Michael Johnson. They’re just solid. The linebacker corps [is good] and the secondary has been together for a while, too. This is an experienced defense that knows how to play the game and they do a great job of flying to the football.”

    Atkins, in particular, is among the best at his craft in the NFL.

    “Geno is playing as well as any defensive tackle in the league,” said offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz. “He can wreck the game on pretty much every snap from any spot.”

    “[Atkins is] phenomenal. He’s a tough nut who’s been doing this a long time,” Reid added. “Both him and Dunlap have been there forever I feel like. Those guys have played for a lot of years at a very high level and they are still doing it. We are going to have to play well and do a nice job up front. They present some talent.”



    Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense will combat that challenge on Sunday night with the eyes of the nation on them yet again. In fact, this will mark the first time in franchise history that the Chiefs have appeared on Sunday Night Football in back-to-back weeks.

    It’s the kind of hype that comes with the territory when a young and exciting team finds early success, but - according to Mahomes - the attention won’t disrupt the task at hand.

    “Staying within the game plan is the biggest thing,” Mahomes explained of playing on the big stage. “It’ll be awesome at Arrowhead because we’ll have the crowd cheering for us and not against us, but just being able to stay within the game plan and not trying to do too much [is important]. It’s something that I’ll keep taking on and trying to do as the season goes on.”



    Opponents, on the other hand, haven’t been able to do that at Arrowhead over the years, as the Chiefs have won 19 of their last 23 games in front of their home crowd and each of their last five regular-season contests in prime time at Arrowhead.

    It’s a streak the Chiefs are keen on maintaining come Sunday, clad in their red-on-red uniforms for just the eighth time in team history.

    “The guys will be fired up and ready to go,” Reid said. “We look forward to getting [the Bengals] in here with our fans on Sunday night and bringing a lot of red.”
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    Bengals prepare to go up against Chiefs, Mahomes

    After Cincinnati's defense was unable to stop Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers at crunch time last week, the Bengals expect a similar test on Sunday night when they travel to Kansas City for a prime-time matchup against the Chiefs.

    The Bengals (4-2) watched wide receiver Antonio Brown score the winning touchdown on a pass from Roethlisberger with 10 seconds remaining that gave the Steelers a 28-21 victory last Sunday in Cincinnati.

    Later that night, they saw Chiefs second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes lose a 43-40 shootout with New England quarterback Tom Brady.

    "Obviously we know what their offense presents," Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson said. "We got to score points. They obviously got a high-powered offense and they obviously present a lot of problems there."

    Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will have the opportunity to outdo Mahomes on the big stage of NBC's Sunday Night Football.

    "I saw his arm talent and what he can do," Dalton said. "He's obviously been showing it all year. He's playing really well and at a really high level. That's the biggest thing everybody knew about him when he was coming out.

    "I watched him when he was at (Texas) Tech, just being a Big 12 (fan) with TCU. He's playing really well."

    Mahomes can throw to multiple weapons. There's speedy Tyreek Hill and big tight end Travis Kelce.

    That should worry the Bengals, whose defense is ranked 29th in the NFL, allowing 409.2 yards per game. Their pass defense also is suspect, giving up 1,818 yards, the fourth highest total in the league and on pace to set a team record for most yards passing allowed in a season.

    "You have an opportunity, but they do have a great variety of quick passes," Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. "Normal quick passes or behind the line of scrimmage with screens or the toss sweep-type passes where it counts as a run. They have a very creative offense."

    To make matters more difficult for the Bengals' defense, linebacker Nick Vigil, the team's leading tackler with 51, is expected to miss at least four weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee. Cornerback Darqueze Dennard is likely out for this week with shoulder injury.

    There was concern that linebacker Vontaze Burfict might have received a suspension from the league for several rough hits against the Steelers.

    "Everybody makes comments on everything No. 55 does," Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. "They don't comment on anything anybody else does. Let's just leave it at that."

    On offense, running Joe Mixon ran 11 times for 64 yards against the Steelers. He won't have Giovani Bernard to rotate with this week. Bernard remains out with a knee injury.

    But wide receiver John Ross could return after missing the past two weeks. The speedy wideout has seven receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns this season.

    If the past is any indication, the Bengals could be in trouble. In three previous games flexed to the national broadcast, they're 0-3.

    "We should be allowed to play with 12, a special rule for this week," Lewis said of facing the Chiefs. "They do a great job of making you defend the entire field. You get misdirection, motion shifts, personnel changes, all the things that do and make you respond to them and they do them with great athleticism and speed."

    Both teams have started games quickly so far. The Bengals have outscored their opponents 45-17 in the first quarter and the Chiefs are even better with a 65-19 points differential in the first 15 minutes.

    Kansas City's offensive success early in the season stemmed from the simple philosophy of putting the ball into the end zone. The team scored 16 touchdowns through its first three games with just four field goals from kicker Harrison Butker.

    But the offense slowed its pace with just 10 touchdowns in the last three games, settling for nine field goals, including four in Week 6 against New England.

    "We have stalled at getting it in the end zone," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. "I take responsibility for that. We want to score touchdowns. I love Butker, but I would rather score a touchdown. I feel also fortunate that if things do stall, we have someone who is a good kicker."

    Mahomes looks to bounce back from the Chiefs' first loss of the season.

    "There's definitely a fire," Mahomes said. "You hate losing as a competitor. At the same time, you learn, especially for me, that you can't miss throws against great teams. That's pretty much the biggest thing I'm going to take from that game. No matter how early it is in the game those things come back to haunt you at the end."
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    Media Roundtable: Primed For Points



    The NFL flexed them into Sunday night (8:20-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) against the rampaging 5-1 Chiefs and now the 4-2 Bengals have to flex to remind themselves after six pretty solid weeks they are worthy of the slot and meet Kansas City as a fellow division leader at an Arrowhead Stadium hoping its defense doesn’t get barbecued again.

    The Bengals.com Media Roundtable isn’t the place to look for that gentle reminder that the Bengals are tied with the Ravens atop the AFC North and head to Missouri with both road wins coming in the fourth quarter and are now taking aim at a defense on pace to allow the most yards in NFL history.

    But injuries have robbed them of their two most versatile offensive players in tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovani Bernard and have decimated their defense in what promises to be one of those made-for-TV points circuses.

    Terez A. Paylor, the former Chiefs’ beat reporter for The Kansas City Star and one of the league’s hot young reporters that already has a Hall-of-Fame vote, is picking this one as an NFL writer for Yahoo.com and thinks the Kansas City offense overcomes the Chiefs defense. On the other end of the timeline, one of the league’s more respected journalists, Pete Prisco, believed to be the most tenured NFL writer on the independent internet after 18 seasons at CBS Sports.com, says the Bengals hang around until the end.

    Two of the locals see it pretty much the same way. Laurel Pfahler of The Dayton Daily News wonders how the Eifert-less offense keeps up with a Travis Kelce offense and Fletcher Page of The Cincinnati Enquirer sees his Sunday night scenario being a repeat of the Atlanta finish short-circuited with the Bengals injuries at linebacker and in the secondary.

    Let’s go around The Table, starting always with ladies and visitors and then the alphabet.

    PFAHLER

    You’re already worried about the way the Bengals defense is playing this year. Now they’re got injuries and are going against one of the best offenses in the league. They have been able to turn it over and they’ll need to get some of those Sunday night. Now that that the secondary is banged up, you have to be concerned with how Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws the ball. He’s got the strong arm and plus they can run the ball. It’s just a lot for the Bengals to handle.

    Injuries have hurt the offense, too. I think that’s the reason we’ve seen lulls the past two weeks. They’ve just been a different offense without tight end Tyler Eifert and I know wide receiver John Ross hasn’t been consistent and reliable yet, but I do think he has taken away that double team from wide receivers A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd and opened up some things for those guys. Now that Ross is back, I think that’s where he can make the biggest difference. Just opening it up because Boyd is getting more doubles now with people seeing what he’s been doing.

    Kansas City always has good special teams and after a rough start the Bengals put together a good kicking game last week with two big Alex Erickson kick returns.

    THE EDGE: I think it will be high scoring. It could be even higher than what we think with the defenses struggling. I just think at home on Sunday Night Football, it’s hard to have confidence. CHIEFS, 37-34.

    PAYLOR

    I think it’s going to be a shootout. I think both teams are going to be able to score. From the Chiefs’ point of view the Bengals offense gives them problems. They have a hard time stopping the run. Joe Mixon can run the ball. The two receivers, A.J Green and Tyler Boyd, are really good. Dalton has been good, too. The Chiefs have to outscore Cincinnati because I don’t see them stopping them.

    The Bengals have a good pass rush, but a lot of people like the Chiefs offensive line. They do a healthy amount of max protect. Mahomes is so elusive. Not in a Michael Vick kind of way, but in a Brett Favre just enough you want to pull your hair out kind of way. He’s pretty good at it.

    THE EDGE: I think it will be a fun game. I think it will be a Sunday night game the league will be happy with. I don’t think either defense has an answer. I’ll go with the Chiefs. They’re at home. It’s Mahomes’ first Sunday night game at Arrowhead. I believe in the kid. I think he’s special. CHIEFS, 34-31.



    PRISCO

    Run the ball. The Chiefs are on pace to give up the most yards of all-time. They can’t stop anybody. What’s the best way to keep Mahomes off the field? Run the ball. Joe Mixon. Mixon. Mixon. Mixon.

    I think the Bengals are a lot better than the last couple of years. They’re better coached. I think you can see that. Andy looks much more comfortable behind that offensive line. And I’ll go back to when I was in camp a couple of years ago when wide receiver Tyler Boyd was a rookie. A.J. Green told me he’d be a big-time player and he is. It’s too bad tight end Tyler Eifert got hurt. He was just getting it going. Mixon has been dinged up, but when he’s healthy he can run the hell out of the ball. They can do lot of things with those guys.

    The weird thing about the Bengals defense is I think there is talent there. They should be better than what they are. Not having WILL linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the first four games hurt. The rookie safety Jessie Bates is playing well. Not having slot cornerback Darqueze Dennard hurts, particularly against the Chiefs because head coach Andy Reid is a great play caller and does a great job getting matchups his way. The Chiefs don’t give up a lot of sacks. I think you have to blitz them. Granted, Mahomes is really good out of the pocket, but I don’t think he’s comfortable when he’s blitzed. He’s still young.

    THE EDGE: I think the Bengals have a chance. When you go against a defense like that, of course you can win. Here’s the problem playing the Chiefs. You try to shorten the game and run the ball, but if you get field goals and not touchdowns, all of a sudden you look up and you’re down 14-6 and the place is going nuts. There’s a fine line between playing it close to the vest and not and if they can work that out it will be good. I think the Bengals hang around. Run the ball and take some shots down field. Kansas City has had coverage problems. But they’re so hard to stop and the Bengals are 31st on third down. That’s a problem. I thought they’d be better on the D-Line behind Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap. CHIEFS, 31-27.

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    It just feels like it is really bad timing for the Bengals. I guess that’s how the NFL goes some times. A couple of weeks ago we were talking about the stretch with the Steelers and the Chiefs kind of being the test. Now with all the injuries, especially on the defensive side, it just feels like Cincinnati needs a good showing. I don’t think anybody expects them to win this game. Now it seems to be: get through this week, beat Tampa Bay and get to the bye week and you’ve got to feel pretty about the second half. But this week just feels like a terrible time to catch the Chiefs.

    The best chance for the Bengals is to get off to a fast start. Kansas City is outscoring opponents, 65-19, in the first quarter. Holding them to field goals is a win here. Especially early and stick around. I really thought this might be a game that played out like Atlanta. Maybe trade some touchdowns. See who can hold who to field goals in the second half and who ever got the ball last might win. But now it’d be hard to predict that.

    I’d agree the Bengals offense has hit some lulls. It seemed like on the first drives of the game at Carolina, at Atlanta, even against Miami when they threw an interception down the field, I thought the first drives were really sharp until they went three and out against Pittsburgh. You have to think that’s catching up to them a little bit losing personnel like Eifert and Giovani Bernard and John Ross. I’m sure they had a complete plan, especially with Eifert, but how they replace that I’m not really sure.

    The biggest thing this weekend is you know with all the Chiefs’ weapons, wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Chris Conley, running back Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce, you know they’re going to get their plays. But if you keep everything in front of you and hold them to field goals, that’s a win.

    THE EDGE: I thought this was going to be a race to 40 points until all the defensive injuries cropped up for the Bengals. I think the Bengals offense will have a pretty good game, but I don’t see them keeping up with Kansas City at home. CHIEFS, 38-24.



    THE BOTTOM LINE

    The Bengals have to wipe out the final 73 seconds of last week’s Steelers game. That’s how close they are to being 5-1 with three straight fourth-quarter comebacks and wins over late-game magic men like Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger.

    They also have to write a note to self. They are the NFL’s sixth most prolific scoring offense going against a defense that just allowed 43 points last Sunday night in the loss to the Patriots.

    But Sunday night’s problem isn’t spiritual, it’s medical and technical. The Bengals have to contend with Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, the NFL’s most dynamic player, with a slot corner, Tony McRae, with just 70 NFL snaps. They have to defend the NFL’s second must productive tight end, Travis Kelce, without one of their fastest linebackers in Nick Vigil. They have to stop defending NFL rushing champion Kareem Hunt with an underachieving run defense giving 4.6 yards per rush.

    They have to dramatically turn around some numbers if they want to keep Patrick Mahomes and his NFL-leading 18 TD passes off the field. Last year the Bengals defense played the most snaps in the league and this year they’ve played the fourth most. That’s nearly 70 snaps per game since 2017, certain death in a league rigged for offense.

    The focus Sunday night is on the Bengals’ No. 31 ranking on third downs and the Chiefs offensive line’s No. 1 ranking on allowing sacks per pass a week after the Bengals came up with nothing against Big Ben.

    But the Bengals also have plenty of numbers on their side. In a game that figures to come down to field goals and touchdowns, they have the best red-zone touchdown percentage in the league. The Chiefs defense hasn’t been able to stop anything, particularly the run. They’re getting gashed at 5.4 yards per rush and Bengals running back Joe Mixon is sitting at 4.7. And he’s more than rested after lugging it just 11 times last week.

    The Bengals can’t come out flinging it like they did against Pittsburgh. Chucking it 20 out of 24 times on first down isn’t the formula on the road against a team that scores from any spot on the field. With wide receiver John Ross looking like he’s healthy, here’s another number. A.J. Green has four TDs running routes next to Ross and in the last two games Ross has missed, Green hasn’t scored. The Bengals won’t beat the Chiefs without an A.J. Green TD.

    So naturally this thing is going to come down to special teams. The Bengals’ Darrin Simmons and the Chiefs’ Dave Toub are two of the best kicking game coaches in the league. Since Toub arrived in KC in 2013, the Chiefs have the most return TDs in the NFL six coming on punts and four on kicks. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has five of those and one of them came earlier this year on a 91-yard punt return.

    The Bengals appeared to get a sinking ship in order last week. They had been brutal on teams before the Pittsburgh game, allowing a punt return TD, a 53-yard kick return, and a blocked punt and a field goal and if they play like that Sunday they’ll get run out of town.

    But last week they responded with a good one. Punter Kevin Huber drilled two of 60-plus yards and wide receiver Alex Erickson cranked out two long kick returns. The problem is the trickle-down impact of the injuries on the cover teams. For instance, McRae is one of the lead gunners covering punts and even though Vigil starts Simmons uses his speed to cover some kicks. And with Vigil out, special teams captain Vincent Rey may have to take a ton of snaps doing both like he did last week.

    Keep an eye on the recently promoted cornerback KeiVarae Russell to get a gauge on how the Bengals respond. Russell, the former Chiefs’ draft pick, will have to be active on teams to help out the guys that have to play from scrimmage. He’s got the experience. On one of his 90 snaps in the kicking game last year, he blocked a field goal in Denver.
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