The NFL recently announced that the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will face off on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021. The game is scheduled for 1:00 PM EST at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This matchup is an exciting one for NFL fans as both teams have shown significant potential in recent seasons. The Chiefs, led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, have made it to the Super Bowl twice in the past three seasons and won it all in 2020. The Bengals, on the other hand, have a talented young quarterback in Joe Burrow and have shown steady improvement under head coach Zac Taylor.
The game also has playoff implications for both teams. The Chiefs are currently leading the AFC West with a record of 9-4 and are in a tight race for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Bengals are in second place in the AFC North with a 7-6 record and are fighting for a wild card spot in the playoffs.
For Bengals fans, this game is particularly special as it will be their team’s first New Year’s Eve game in 35 years. The last time the Bengals played on New Year’s Eve was in 1987, when they defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-7.
In addition to the on-field action, the game also promises to have a festive atmosphere with New Year’s Eve celebrations happening throughout Cincinnati. Fans attending the game can enjoy pre-game festivities, such as a New Year’s Eve fireworks show at Fountain Square, and post-game celebrations throughout the city.
Overall, the Chiefs-Bengals matchup on New Year’s Eve is a highly anticipated game that has the potential to be a classic. Fans of both teams will be eagerly tuning in to see who comes out on top in this important late-season showdown.