Chiefs edge Bengals in wild preseason opener

Andy Dalton
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cincinnati. Dalton is comparing himself with some of the NFL's top quarterbacks while negotiating a contract extension with the Bengals. He knows the one stat that's holding him back: 0-3 in the postseason. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson returned interceptions for touchdowns, De’Anthony Thomas brought back a punt 80 yards for another score and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 in their preseason opener Thursday night.

Andy Dalton was sharp in his only series for the Bengals after signing a new six-year deal this week. He hit wide receiver A.J. Green for a 53-yard pass to set up the opening field goal.

He quickly gave way to backup Jason Campbell, who was just 6 of 15 for 72 yards. And while he threw a pair of touchdown passes, he also was responsible for the pick-6s by Smith and Bronson before getting banged up midway through the third quarter.

The Bengals’ Dre Kirkpatrick also returned an interception for a touchdown.

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