AFC Championship: Bengals at Chiefs (5:30 CT) — Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Joe Burrow. Patrick Mahomes. The Bengals and the Chiefs at Arrowhead this evening in the AFC Championship.

Game Info

Cincinnati Bengals (12-4 1st AFC North) at Kansas City Chiefs (14-3 1st AFC West)

Kickoff Time: 5:30 p.m. CT – TV: CBS, Paramount+ (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson)
Site: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
Referee: Ron Torbert
Odds: Chiefs -2, O/U 48 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Bengals Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Joe Burrow
•   RB Joe Mixon
•   WR Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd
•   TE Hayden Hurst
•   LT Jackson Carman, LG Cordell Volson, C Ted Karras, RG Max Scharping, RT Hakeem Adeniji

Defense
•   LDE Sam Hubbard, LDT D.J. Reader, RDT B.J. Hill, RDE Trey Hendrickson
•   WLB Logan Wilson, MLB Germaine Pratt, SLB Akeem Davis-Gaither
•   LCB Eli Apple, RCB Cam Taylor-Britt
•   FS Jessie Bates III, SS Vonn Bell

Specialists
•   Evan McPherson (kicker), Kevin Huber (punter, holder), Cal Adomitis (long snapper), Trent Taylor, Chris Evans (kick and punt returns)

Chiefs Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Patrick Mahomes
•   RB Isiah Pacheco
•   WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney
•   TE Travis Kelce
•   LT Orlando Brown Jr., LG Joe Thuney, C Creed Humphrey, RG Trey Smith, RT Andrew Wylie

Defense
•   LDE George Karlaftis, LDT Khalen Saunders, RDT Chris Jones, RDE Frank Clark
•   WLB Willie Gay, MLB Nick Bolton, SLB Carlos Dunlap
•   LCB Trent McDuffie, RCB L’Jarious Sneed
•   FS Juan Thornhill, SS Justin Reid

Specialists
•   Harrison Butker (kicker), Tommy Townsend (punter, holder), James Winchester (long snapper), Isiah Pacheco, Kadarius Toney (kick and punt returns)

AFC Championship Reading

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