1:00 PM ET, December 28, 2008
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
• The Bengals close out the season with three straight wins, their longest win streak to end a season since 1997, when they won three straight to finish 7-9.
• The Chiefs have lost four in row and are 2-23 in their last 25 games.
• The Chiefs had one sack, giving them 10 for the season. That breaks the record for fewest sacks in a season (previously 11, by the 1982 Colts).
• Tony Gonzalez caught a TD pass, his fourth straight game with one.
-- ESPN research
Gonzalez's touchdown was his 10th, the most by an NFL tight end this season. The Chiefs had one sack, leaving them with 10 for the season, the fewest by any team since the NFL made sacks an official statistic in 1981. Third-round draft pick Andre Caldwell took Houshmandzadeh's spot and had a team-high five catches for 34 yards. He also ran four times for 49 yards, with one of the runs coming after a direct snap. "I felt like I showed I can go out there and play, be a starter," Caldwell said. WR Chad Ocho Cinco was inactive for the second straight game because of a hamstring injury.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.2||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||01:41||Shayne Graham 38 Yd||0||3|
|TD||10:57||Cedric Benson 2 Yd Run (Shayne Graham Kick)||0||10|
|FG||01:47||Shayne Graham 30 Yd||0||13|
|FG||06:21||Shayne Graham 43 Yd||0||16|
|TD||02:20||Tony Gonzalez 5 Yd Pass From Tyler Thigpen (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)||6||16|