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Chiefs' Defense Starting to Show Life, Sean McVay's Rams Back in Playoff Mix

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Three weeks to go …

• There was another piece of officiating craziness I missed yesterday that incensed, to put it lightly, the Cincinnati staff. And really, this boiled down to consistency. With five minutes left, Bengals safety Jessie Bates intercepted Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield off a deflection–Cincinnati cornerback William Jackson popped the ball free from Odell Beckham’s grasp to create that. The Browns challenged that there was pass interference on the play. Replays showed very limited contact between Beckham and Jackson before the ball arrived.