Vonn Bell on playing Chiefs: There’s a lot at stake and guys are going to be pumped

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The last time the Bengals played the Chiefs, safety Vonn Bell ended Kansas City’s offensive possession in overtime with an interception during the AFC Championship Game.

That game was played in Kansas City, but the Bengals and Chiefs had met in Cincinnati a few weeks before — a game the Bengals won with a last-second field goal.

So, Cincinnati has put together some recent success against the team that’s hosted the last four AFC Championship games. And with the Bengals winning five of their last six to enter Sunday’s game 7-4, Bell isn’t shying away from the importance of the Week 13 contest.

“It’s hyping it up so, our guys are going to be ready, for sure,” Bell said Monday, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s website. “Nothing much needs to be said. We know what lies ahead of us. There’s a lot at stake and guys are going to be pumped, for sure. It’s going to be a big weekend and it’s a 4:25 game so it’s a big-time game with big-time atmosphere. It’s going to be playoff atmosphere from here on out. If you need to get revved up, you need to do a self-evaluation with yourself.”

Bell called quarterback Patrick Mahomes one of the best in the league and said that like his own quarterback, Joe Burrow, you have to try and disguise coverages as much as possible.

“But with [Mahomes], he can make every throw so if you’re in Cover-2 or 2-high, you’ve got to get to your landmark because he can make that throw [over the defense],” Bell said. “So, being on landmarks is critical because he can extend plays very well and [receivers] know how to create and get open throughout zone coverages and get open. So, the plaster rules down the field [apply]. You’ve got to be on your landmarks and those are going to be very pivotal going against him, for sure.”

The Chiefs will likely need a victory to keep their hold on the AFC’s No. 1 seed. The Bengals will be looking to keep pace with the Ravens in the AFC North. Those factors should add up to a good game between conference opponents.

5 responses to “Vonn Bell on playing Chiefs: There’s a lot at stake and guys are going to be pumped

  1. In both games last year the Bengals were getting blown out early and made adjustments, especially on Defense.
    Anarumo is an Amazing D Coord and doesn’t get the credit he deserves. People were mocking the Bengals for hiring him, saying they just took anyone who wanted the job.

  2. Like Baltimore did a month ago, KC will whoop them and show them what a real football team is. Bungles gonna bungle.

    Zero rings.

  3. religionisforidiots says:
    November 29, 2022 at 4:52 pm
    Like Baltimore did a month ago, KC will whoop them and show them what a real football team is. Bungles gonna bungle.

    Zero rings

    –_——–_-

    I used to take offense at this guy’s handle, then I read his comments. Can’t really be offended by someone who is so obviously just trolling (or it’s just so incredibly clueless)

  4. religionisforidiots says:
    November 29, 2022 at 4:52 pm
    Like Baltimore did a month ago, KC will whoop them and show them what a real football team is. Bungles gonna bungle.

    Zero rings

    I remember that whopping like it was yesterday. Ravens scramble up the field and kick a fg with no time left.

    You and I have vastly different definitions of a whooping. See Bengals -Ravens 2021 for my definition. Lamar quit in the first one on his home field in front of his fans. He didn’t even bother to congratulate the winning team.

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