For the second-straight week and the third time this season, the Kansas City Chiefs will be facing an opponent starting a backup quarterback.
We learned yesterday that there could be a 90-percent chance Weeden didn’t start this week. It appears the 10-percent won out.
#Browns HC Chud said he made decision to start Campbell Monday night. Said he believes it gives team best chance to win.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) October 23, 2013
Playing Campbell may actually be a tougher task than playing Weeden. Weeden has had issues protecting the ball and getting the passing game started. And wide receiver Josh Gordon is an explosive receiver who may benefit from having a more competent quarterback under center.
One advantage for the Chiefs is Campbell is not the most mobile of quarterbacks, which should allow Kansas City to get quite a few hits on him. Cleveland traded away Trent Richardson earlier in the season so their running game has taken a bit of a hit, forcing the Browns to rely on the passing game. This would seem to be a matchup that plays right in the Chiefs wheelhouse on defense.
Chiefs and Browns kickoff at noon from Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday.