Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) gets past Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain (21) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Pregame: Chiefs Looking for Perfect First Half Against Browns


Time: Noon


Radio: 101.1 FM KCFX (The Fox)

History: Browns lead the series 10-11-2

Line: Chiefs, -9



1. Anthony Fasano and Donnie Avery

Dwayne Bowe may be out due to a groin injury, which makes KC’s receiving corps practically non-existent. Simply having him on the field would be better than him not playing, but things are not looking good.

As a result, Fasano and Avery are going to need to have excellent games on Sunday. Otherwise the passing offense simply will not exist.

2. Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers

Josh Gordon represents Cleveland’s biggest threat on offense. Flowers and Smith need to shut him down if KC wants to put this game away early.

3. Offensive Line

With the possibility of Bowe being out, the Chiefs offensive line needs to have the best game they’ve had all season. Running the ball is going to have to become a priority as most every Browns defensive player will be focused on Jamaal Charles. Clearing a path for Charles may be more difficult than it has been all season.


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1. Jason Campbell

Campbell is starting against the Chiefs for the first time since 2010 after Cleveland decided to bench starting quarterback Brandon Weeden. Campbell never put up great numbers against the Chiefs and he hasn’t seen the new-look defense yet, but he is more capable of beating KC than Weeden.

2. Josh Gordon

The subject of many trade rumors, this could be Gordon’s final game as a Brown. Will he try to show off for his future team or will he take it easy so he does not get injured?

3. Defense

Cleveland has an excellent defense that resembles KC’s in a lot of ways from 2012. Because they have been put in so many bad positions by the offense the numbers don’t look great, but there is a ton of talent on that side of the ball. It is going to be hard to score against that unit.


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