30 MINUTES IN 30 SECONDS
Score: Chiefs 20, Browns 10
Team Passing: Chiefs: 172; Browns: 131
Team Rushing: Chiefs: 110; Browns: -1
Turnovers: Chiefs 0, Browns 0
Defensive Notes: No sacks for the Chiefs in the first half, but they haven’t been on the field that much. Only 7 minutes, 14 seconds so far. …The fleaflicker was special. It’s a sign people feel they have to do things like this to move the ball against KC. Respect. …Derrick Johnson had an excellent first half. Pretty sure he made half of the tackles in that first half.
Key Play: Alex Smith’s touchdown pass to Anthony Sherman was his first since week four against the Giants.
Final Score Prediction: Chiefs 27, Browns 10
- Jamaal Charles has seen his touches reduced in the short passing game this week. It appears to be by design. This isn’t a bad thing for this week.
- Eric Fisher is getting bullied but Cleveland has one of the better defensive lines in football. It is a good learning experience for him so long as no one gets killed while he’s learning.
- Dwayne Bowe has been splitting time between the bench and the field. They are not taking many chances with his groin injury. He appears to be moving around fine. So far he has been targeted twice and has one catch for seven yards. McCluster leads the team with nine targets.
- Quick strike offense? After Cleveland scored, the Chiefs went 75 yards in one minute, 33 seconds. Cleveland’s defense is no joke either. This is an interesting flash to see three weeks before playing Denver.