The Cincinnati Bengals will certainly have their hands full on Sunday afternoon. They head into Arrowhead Stadium set to play the Kansas City Chiefs in front of what should be a packed house. Head coach Zac Taylor recently revealed what the team's plan is to combat the crowd noise.
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Taylor explained during his press conference on Thursday that the Bengals have been pumping in noise while practicing at Paul Brown Stadium. It's a technique many teams have used before and Taylor is confident that it is helping his players prepare.
"We’ve been in the stadium. We’ve used our stadium speakers. I think it’s been really effective and allowed us to get good quality work and stress our communication so that we’ll be ready on Sunday.”- Cincinnati Bengals HC Zac Taylor
Taylor also mentioned how important it will be to relay the play calls to quarterback Joe Burrow as early as possible. That way he will have time to discuss it in the huddle and make adjustments at the line of scrimmage. Burrow has been adamant that he is not worried about crowd noise this weekend.
Of course, the former LSU standout played across the country in SEC stadiums that could sit up to 100,000 people. Burrow is used to playing under pressure and knows how good this Chiefs team is. It took the Bengals all they had to come out on top with a 34-31 victory over Kansas City in Week 17.
Whether or not the Chiefs faithful can cause a few false starts or get into the players' heads during the AFC Championship remains to be seen. For now, Cincinnati heads into a matchup against Kansas City as 7.5-point road underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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