It was over when ...
Tyler Thigpen's 5-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez cut the Chiefs' deficit to 16-6 with 2:28 remaining, but they couldn't complete the two-point conversion. They also failed on the ensuing onside-kick attempt, and the Bengals ran out the clock for their third consecutive victory.
Cedric Benson is a free agent, and he made the most of his final audition for a roster spot in Cincinnati in 2009. Benson rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown to lead the Bengals.