No. 2: The Dawg Pound returns to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs
The first game for both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns. This was and epic AFC Divisional matchup in 2020. Both teams left it all on the field. Mahomes went down with an injury and Chad Henne led the Chiefs on a tremendous drive to end the game. It was a must-watch game for sure.
Now it’s a new season and it seems like the Cleveland Browns have upgraded their defense. They drafted linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah from the University of Notre Dame and he will be paired with former Indianapolis Colt, Anthony Walker.
The secondary has improved vastly and the Browns have had multiple 1st round picks over the years in the secondary. John Johnson III and Troy Hill coming in to play key leadership roles in the secondary. The Browns also added former number one overall pick in Jadeveon Clowney to play opposite of one of the best defensive ends in the league, Myles Garrett.
One of the things that stands out is the depth of the Browns defense.
Moving over to the offense starting off with Baker Mayfield leading the helm at the quarterback position. Mayfield has started to turn the corner and this is a really big year for the quarterback if he is looking to earn a long term contract. Mayfield is still on his rookie deal and the Browns could exercise Mayfield’s 5th year option.
This game comes in at #2 because of the magnitude of this home opener for the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be the first game of the season, and the first time since 2019 a full capacity GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
From an overall competitive game it should be a good one especially for an opening game for both teams. Players will be excited and amped to get the season underway, and it will be a nice September evening.
Both teams will have new players in the lineups looking to prove themselves. These two teams could be seeing each other later in the post season so this game is already more meaningful.