Bengals' Orlando Brown Jr., Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval go for laughs in reveal of KC-Cincy Week 17 game
Bengals' Orlando Brown Jr., Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval go for laughs in reveal of KC-Cincy Week 17 game
Orlando Brown Jr., Cincinnati mayor humorously reveal Bengals-Chiefs Week 17 matchup

Orlando Brown Jr.'s first order of business as a member of the Bengals? Partner with Cincinnati's mayor in a humorous trailer for the team's Week 17 clash vs. Brown's old squad, the Chiefs.

Brown showed off his acting chops alongside the head of his new hometown.

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.@ZEUS__57 and @AftabPureval with an important message...

📺: May 11, 8 PM | NFLNetwork | NFL+

— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) May 10, 2023

The full NFL 2023 schedule will be announced Thursday, May 11.

Pureval famously got into a war of words with Kansas City stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce when the two sides battled in January for a berth in the Super Bowl. It seemed his words helped to light a fire under KC; Mahomes threw for three touchdowns as the Chiefs sent the Bengals home and marched toward another Super Bowl triumph.

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Back then, Brown was protecting Mahomes' blind side. He switched sides during the offseason, signing a four-year, $64 million deal with Cincinnati to keep rushers from putting Joe Burrow on his back. As such, his loyalties have changed, and in a show of goodwill, he offered Pureval some advice. 

"Yeah, I think that was better than last time," Brown said after recording Pureval's vanilla reveal of the New Year's Eve game scheduled to be played in Kansas City. The mayor was far less fiery than when he declared Arrowhead Stadium "Burrowhead" ahead of the AFC championship game.

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Suffice to say, Mahomes and Kelce got the last laugh then. Not only did they vanquish their AFC rivals, they also were loud about it, hopping on the microphone to dish dirt.

"Know your role and shut your mouth, you jabroni," Kelce said, mimicking The Rock.

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. But it's always nice to see someone laugh at themselves after getting caught with their foot in their mouth. Brown's cameo should add intrigue to what is certain to be one of the most-watched games of the 2023 regular season.

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