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PFF ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 1: Kansas City Chiefs 38, Cincinnati Bengals 17

The Kansas City Chiefs showed off their speedy skill players in the team's 38-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.

PFF's ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game's most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.

All of PFF's grades and advanced stats from this game and the other games played this week will be finalized and made available to ELITE subscribers within 24 hours of the final whistle. ELITE subscribers can view player grades, advanced statistics, positional snap counts and more in Premium Stats 2.0.

Final Score

Kansas City Chiefs 38, Cincinnati Bengals 17

Kansas City Chiefs

Jeremiah Attaochu did a little bit of everything tonight. He had multiple pressures, defensive stops and even a batted pass.

Tight end Nick Keizer, an undrafted free agent in 2018, turned in a strong performance against Cincy on Saturday. He caught 3-of-4 targets for 24 yards and held his own for the most part when asked to block in the run game.

Cincinnati Bengals

While he didn't play a ton on Saturday, quarterback Andy Dalton turned in a great performance across a limited sample size. He finished the night having completed 7-of-9 passes for 80 yards.

Bengals' Darius Phillips, a second-year defensive back and former fifth-rounder, had a strong outing against Kansas City's receivers. He gave up next to nothing in coverage and picked up two forced incompletions on the night.

Kansas City Chiefs

New Chiefs linebacker Darron Lee made some great plays in run defense on Saturday, but some mistakes in coverage dragged his overall performance down quite a bit,

Undrafted rookie offensive lineman Abdul Beecham looked like a fish out of water in limited action. He struggled to hold his own in pass protection and in the run game.

Cincinnati Bengals

Second-year Texas product Malik Jefferson really struggled in this one. He picked up negative grades in coverage and run defense en route to an underwhelming overall performance.

Veteran Tony Lippett, a former receiver at Michigan State turned cornerback, made some mistakes in coverage against Kansas City, including a defensive pass interference penalty while covering rookie speedster Mecole Hardman.

[Editor's Note: All of PFF's player grades and advanced statistics are finalized and made available to ELITE subscribers within 24 hours of the final whistle of each game during the preseason. Sign up today to gain access!]

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