Browns Prove 2 Things in Win Over Chiefs
Cleveland — The Cleveland Browns proved two things on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs: they can win games they are supposed to win and they can win games in convincing fashion. The Browns won their third straight game on Sunday, beating the Chiefs 30-7.
Kansas City scored its only touchdown of the game on the first play from scrimmage when Jamaal Charles broke off an 80-yard touchdown run to give the Chiefs their only lead of the game. Kansas City had a chance on its next possession to make it a 10-0 game but Ryan Succop missed a 27-yard field goal when his attempt hit the left upright. The Browns defense zoned in from there and the Browns offense went into overdrive.
Travis Benjamin jump-started the offense when he returned a Kansas City Chiefs 93-yard punt return which was the longest return for a touchdown in franchise history, surpassing Eric Metcalf’s 92-yard return in 1994.
Running back Trent Richardson scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season, tying a Browns rookie record with Jim Brown. Phil Dawson recorded his 300th career field goal becoming the 25th player in NFL history to record that feat.
Cleveland has won five of its last eight games. They’re now 4-3 at home this season and will play their final home game of the season next week against the Washington Redskins, who may be without rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III who left Sunday’s game against Baltimore with a knee injury.