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Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. To date Breeland Speaks Jersey , they are 4-3 in the red-on-red look.Let’s take a look back at those seven games:September 15, 2013 vs. Dallas CowboysPhoto by Kyle Rivas/Getty ImagesChiefs 17, Cowboys 16 | BOX SCOREThe Chiefs won their second of nine straight games to begin the season, as they debuted the red-on-red look for the first time. Alex Smith, in his second game as a Chief, threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns to defeat Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had the go-ahead touchdown catch. As seen above, safety Eric Berry recovered a Cowboys fumble caused by linebacker Tamba Hali during the game.September 29, 2014 vs. New England PatriotsPhoto by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesChiefs 41, Patriots 14 | BOX SCOREThe Chiefs improved to a 2-2 record in a blowout of the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. Running back Jamaal Charles had three touchdowns for the Chiefs in his return from injury, and the Chiefs picked off Tom Brady twice—including the 39-yard touchdown off an interception by safety Husain Abdullah (as pictured). This was the same night the Arrowhead Stadium crowd set the Guinness record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium. November 30, 2014 vs. Denver BroncosPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesBroncos 29, Chiefs 16 | BOX SCOREQuarterback Peyton Manning continued the trend of the Broncos’ dominance of the Chiefs with Denver’s sixth straight win over Kansas City. The Chiefs’ first loss in the red-on-red uniforms dropped them to 7-5 on the season, and the Chiefs would go 2-2 the rest of the way to miss the postseason for the only time in Andy Reid’s duration as Kansas City’s head coach.September 17, 2015 vs. Denver BroncosPhoto by Peter Aiken/Getty ImagesBroncos 31, Chiefs 24 | BOX SCOREThis is not a fun game to remember if you’re a Chiefs fan. The Chiefs and Broncos met at Arrowhead Stadium in a Thursday Night Football thriller, and Kansas City led by a touchdown with less than a minute to go. Peyton Manning and the Broncos tied the game at 24 with less than 40 seconds left, and the Chiefs got the ball back and were seemingly trying to kill clock leading into overtime. Running back Jamaal Charles took the handoff and fumbled the football, and Bradley Roby picked it up and ran it 21 yards back for the game-winning touchdown.December 8, 2016 vs. Oakland RaidersPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesChiefs 21 Tanoh Kpassagnon Color Rush Jersey , Raiders 13 | BOX SCOREThe Tyreek Hill-chant game and Thursday Night Football. With the Chiefs already up 14-3, the Raiders punted to rookie Tyreek Hill. Hit was tackled, but the Raiders were called for a penalty on the play, setting up a re-kick. For the first time, the Arrowhead Stadium fans chanted his name prior to a punt— “Tyreek, Tyreek, Tyreek.” Hill returned the second try for a 78-yard return touchdown, and the Chiefs defense held off the Raiders for their 10th win of the season and control of the AFC West division. October 19, 2017 vs. Oakland RaidersOAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19: Terrance Mitchell #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs breaks up a pass intended for Michael Crabtree #15 of the Oakland Raiders in the endzone at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 19, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesRaiders 31, Chiefs 30 | BOX SCOREFor the third time in a row, the Chiefs wore the red-on-red uniforms for a Thursday night game. It was the second game in connection with the NFL’s color rush initiative. The Raiders entered the game on a four-game losing streak against the 5-1 Chiefs. It was back and forth most of the game, with the Raiders rallying back from a nine-point deficit in the final quarter. With Oakland on the Kansas City doorstep down six points, the Chiefs took back-to-back defensive holding penalties, extending the game. On the Raiders’ third-straight untimed down, Derek Carr hit Michael Crabtree in the end zone for the win. This is the only road game in which the Chiefs have worn the red-on-red uniforms.December 16, 2017 vs. Los Angeles ChargersPhoto by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesChiefs 30 , Chargers 13 | BOX SCOREThe Chiefs wore red-on-red uniforms for their Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Chargers. After the Chargers took a brief three-point lead in the third quarter, the Chiefs never looked back. Alex Smith threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns and Kareem Hunt had 155 rushing yards and two total touchdowns as the Chiefs all but wrapped up the AFC West division at 8-6. This game was another key in Patrick Mahomes getting his Week 17 opportunity (with playoff position locked up), one that led to the Chiefs changing quarterbacks this past offseason.How will the Chiefs do in their red-on-red uniforms Sunday night? Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke to the press on Monday following Sunday night’s 45-10 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.Let’s round up some of what he said:Reid said all three phases of the game contributed to the victory, and that it was the team’s best effort of the season.Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsReid praised the Arrowhead fans for making noise while the Bengals were on offense, and said that Bob Sutton and Eric Bieniemy had both drawn up good game plans to defeat the Bengals, which he described as a team with a good offense “that came in hot” to Kansas City.He also praised special teams coordinator Dave Toub for calling the right play against the Bengals’ fake punt — “or whatever that was” — in the second quarter of the game.It was a good-natured session with the writers — as you might expect after such a lopsided victory — and Reid was asked if the defense had “turned a corner” in the game.“I didn’t say we were turning a corner. You said that. I’m saying we took a step in the right direction. That’s important as you go through the year -- that you keep taking steps forward. It’s the same way offensively. We’ve got some things we’ve got to iron out offensively — things to keep getting better at — and defensively as well.”Reid spoke about Dorian O’Daniel’s contributions to the win.Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsIn his opening remarks, Reid specifically mentioned O’Daniel as a contributor to the win.O’Daniel had four tackles — including a tackle for loss —in roughly half of the defensive snaps in the game.Reid was asked how he envisioned the rookie linebacker’s future, and said that he felt O’Daniel was best-suited to a nickel linebacker role.“We’ve been kind of increasing [O’Daniel] as we go,” he said. “We’ve given him more practice reps. One of his strengths is [his ability to cover receivers out of the backfield]. As we go, he’ll continue to get more play. He can run. You see that he’s a violent tackler.”Reid made a point of saying that Spencer Ware had a big game.Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports“I think this was a big game for Spencer Ware,” Reid said. “He had the injury — one of those where you’re sitting there going, ‘Is this going to be career-ending? Where are we at here?’ It was a pretty significant injury. And then he comes back and works like crazy. We’ve given him play time, but nothing [like he got on Sunday]. And then the yards. We forget the catch he had earlier, going the opposite direction.”Ware had 59 yards rushing — almost all in the late drive that took almost half of the fourth quarter — plus another 30 yards on three receptions.Reid said that the rehab from Ware’s injury was tough.“Those legs got heavy. And he’s tired,” Reid explained.“And he had to push himself past that wall. You can go run the hill, and do all those things the guys do, but until you’re getting banged on a little bit, and you’ve got to go back in and collect your breath and your thoughts and go back out there and do it again.He’s really had to do that. So this was a big game for him to work through that.” Reid talked about the importance of keeping players like Demetrius Harris as viable receivers in the offense.Photo by David Eulitt/Getty ImagesHarris had only one catch on Sunday night — but it was for a touchdown when the Bengals lost track of him in the end zone.Harris has only five catches on the season — but two have been for touchdowns.“One of the things with this offense is to spread it around, and make the defense cover the whole field at all times — and make sure that everybody’s a viable receiver Jarvis Jenkins Jersey ,” Reid said. “We joke with him about it, but when The Sausage (Anthony Sherman) gets in there, you’ve gotta cover him. He’s not just out there, and can’t catch the football. He’s there, we can shoot him the ball, and he’s able to make productive plays. Everybody that we put out there, we expect to be a viable receiver.”Reid said that as long as they are able to make receptions and score touchdowns, defenses have to regard players like Harris and Sherman as threats, and have to cover them.Other notes from Reid’s Monday remarksReid said the team came out of the game without significant injury — except for linebacker Terrance Smith. Smith left the game in the second quarter, and after the game, Reid characterized it as a knee sprain.He had no other information on the injury at the press conference.Reid said that Tyreek Hill worked hard in the offseason to be an “all-around receiver.”The head coach said that Hill had spent “hour after hour” on learning the intermediate routes and techniques he needed to master to be a receiving threat outside of vertical routes.Reid was asked about how he would decide whether the Chiefs had enough of a lead to bench players to protect them from injury.Reid chose to have a little fun with the press with his answer.“Well, you guys have sat here and asked me about being up by a lot of points and then teams come back and get us,” he said. “I don’t like those questions. Now I’m getting the other end of it.”After the laughter died down, he said, “Listen, I just go off of my gut. And I have a pretty big gut.”