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How Chiefs' new, unfamiliar faces fueled a Super Bowl trip

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- At some point last week, it all got out of hand. Too much Cincinnati Bengals love, too much Kansas City Chiefs disrespect. We roll our eyes when a team like the Chiefs says "nobody thought we could win," and while that wasn't technically true for this game, enough people picked the Bengals that the Chiefs had the right to say it.

Then there was the weird trash talk. The "Burrowhead Stadium" thing. The mayor of Cincinnati, unprompted, just lobbing word grenades as the Bengals were packing for their trip.