Chiefs Get Seven Field Goals From Santos, But Fall to Bengals 36-21

Kansas City Chiefs v Cincinnati Bengals

The Chiefs may have gotten a record-setting day from their field goal kicker Cairo Santos, but that was part of the problem on Sunday during their 36-21 loss to the Bengals Sunday in Cincinnati.

The loss came on both sides of the ball, as the defense was not able to do much against Bengals starter Andy Dalton, and Chiefs QB Alex Smith was harassed all day, getting sacked five times.

Overall Smith was 31 of 45 for 386 yards, but was under pressure much of the time. The Chiefs came into the game with an NFL-high 14 sacks allowed and gave up five more.

“Frustrating: You’re not going to beat good football teams not converting in the end zone,” said Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin. “You can’t have it. So we better get it figured out, and get it figured out fast.”

The result wasn’t the fault of Maclin, who did have 11 grabs for 148 yards in the loss.

Dalton sparked the Bengals offense with another big day, going 17-for-24 for 321 yards and a long TD to wide out Brandon Tate.

”We move the ball when we want to,” Cheifs TE Travis Kelce said. ”As soon as we get over the 50, we start moving backward. We’ve got to keep moving forward.’

While Santos helped in that regard with 7 field goals, it didn’t help that they were not able to cross the goal-line even once, which is they they are now 1-3 on the season.


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