CINCINNATI — Kansas City Chiefs fans aren't too worried as the Chiefs face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship.
“We're not about to let Joe get another one on us,” Chiefs fan Kyland Powell said.
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”I'm looking forward to a good, like, defensive matchup, [because] I think they'll be pretty scrappy, especially in the second half,” Randle said.
The barbershop brings all types of people together like blue collar workers, executives, even private chefs for Chiefs players like Jay Smith. He’s not taking Mayor Aftab Pureval’s trash talk to well.
”It's a little bad blood coming behind this one,” Smith said. “Y'all calling it 'Burrowhead.' It's a little disrespectful right now.”
Although there’s a lot on the line Sunday, the Bengals and Chiefs can find common ground. From drought years to young, talented quarterbacks.
“The Midwest has that kind of culture where we come from struggle,” Powell said.
Smith said that Mahomes joining the Chiefs fulfilled something fans had been waiting on for a long time.
Even with the Bengals on a 3-0 run against the Chiefs, Kansas City fans say there’s a fire lit under the team. They think the Chiefs could break the streak, and they’re already dreaming about what they’ll do if they come out on top.
“If we win, just know it will be a long off-season for you all. We will rub it in,” Smith said.
But on the flip side, they want Bengals fans to know if you see a Chiefs fan, this is just a friendly competition on the field but it’s all good in real life.
“We’re not going to treat Cincinnati Bengals fans like they're enemies. Enjoy yourself while you here,” Powell said. “Hopefully we have a good game and ain't no hard feelings after this.”