Although the Cleveland Browns were attempting to get back at the Kansas Chiefs for their AFC divisional loss on Sunday, things didn’t go their way. In the recent matchup, the Browns did hold the lead for around 53 minutes before Kansas City managed to bring things back to their end with a game-winning score.
Needless to say, it was quite a scare for the Kansas team, who could ill-afford this loss. Incidentally, Patrick Mahomes from Kansas went on to exchange blows with Baker Mayfield of Cleveland, but the Browns couldn’t hold on to their energy in the season-opener.
Why The Chiefs Won
One of the many reasons why the Kansas Chiefs won the game was because Mahomes could rely on his stars- Tyreek Hill, the wide receiver, and Travis Kelce, the tight end. The two moved in for around 273 receiving yards while scoring three touchdowns whereas all the four touchdowns of the Brown were grounded. But the Browns had around eight months to find an answer to Hill and Kelce’s combinations. They went for cornerback Greg Newsome II and linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah with their first two picks in the NFL Draft 2021.
Incidentally, such additions didn’t matter much as the Kansas Chiefs still went out with a win. Also, a major share of that yardage came when Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for Kansas City escaped the pocket and then extended the play using his feet. The Browns got themselves too enmeshed in their rushes which allowed the Kansas Quarterback to climb out. Interestingly, they couldn’t stop him from making a move, irrespective of what play they utilized.
Another reason why the Kansas Chiefs won was that the Cleveland Browns had around three turnovers in the second half; one of the fumbles was lost, while another was intercepted, and another turnover moving onto downs. On the same scale, Kansas City had zero turnovers.