The Kansas City Chiefs got blown out again, falling to the Cleveland Browns, 30-7.
Early, looked as though the Chiefs were going to build on the momentum they gained last week in a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Jamaal Charles took the very first handoff of the game to the house to spot the Chiefs seven points. The Chiefs then quickly got the ball back and drove down the field, thanks to a long pass play from Brady Quinn to Dwayne Bowe. But the Chiefs couldn’t punch it in and they settled for the field goal try.
And that is where things began to go wrong. Kicker Ryan Succop missed the short field goal.
It would be the last time the Chiefs had a realistic chance to score.
Dwayne Bowe left the game with a rib injury and did not return. After that the Chiefs struggled to move the ball through the air. Brady Quinn finished the day 11 of 22 for 122 yards, no TDs and one pick.
KC’s lack of offense meant plenty of opportunities for the Browns and their rookie QB Brandon Weeden. He finished the day 17 of 30 for 217 yards.
Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson rushed for 42 yards and two TDs. Fellow rookie WR Josh Gordon reeled in eight catches for 86 yards. Cleveland also returned a punt for a TD that helped them break open the game.
This game was another example of what has been wrong with the Chiefs all season. The offense was sluggish, especially without Bowe in the game. Until the Chiefs can find a QB that can be a difference-maker, they are likely to continue to struggle.