Before the Bengals’ 27-24 win against the Chiefs on Sunday, Kansas City defensive back Justin Reid talked some trash about how he was going to “lock down” Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.
Asked #Chiefs safety Justin Reid about what he would've done differently against Cincinnati if he played with KC last year.— PJ Green (@PJGreenTV) November 30, 2022
His words show just how motivated the team is about beating the #Bengals.
His words about Tee Higgins: "I'm gonna lock him down." pic.twitter.com/9W5Khndh1J
Higgins ended up catching three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown on five targets. So Reid and the Chiefs’ secondary did a decent job of containing him — though they didn’t keep him out of the end zone.
But how much does that matter if Kansas City didn’t win the game? Ultimately, that’s what it’s all about — winning.
Despite the loss, Reid was still talking trash after the game. Reid tweeted on Tuesday morning that he was “right” even though the Chiefs lost the game.
If you’re a Chiefs fan, I imagine you’re embarrassed by that tweet.
Cincinnati handled business against a great Kansas City team. It’s their third win in less than a year against the Chiefs. And I’m guessing that Higgins couldn’t care less how many yards he had in the game — he just wanted the win.
Reid can celebrate holding Higgins to 35 yards all he wants.
Meanwhile, the Bengals are celebrating a win.
Reid might want to save the gloating for after wins only. Or better yet, don’t gloat at all.
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