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Chiefs vs. Browns: Why To Expect 8-0 Come Sunday Evening


The Kansas City Chiefs look to go 8-0 on Sunday when they face Jason Campbell and the Cleveland Browns for a romp at Arrowhead Stadium. Already the NFL’s lone undefeated team, the Chiefs can stay atop the NFL and the AFC West another week by taking Cleveland down. They can do it, too. Cleveland comes to Kansas City as losers of two straight games and they’ll be starting their 3rd Quarterback of the season.

I expect Kansas City to take their record to 8-0 this weekend, and here’s why:

The Arrowhead Advantage

Home field advantage is once again a reality in Kansas City. The loudest open-air stadium in the world will again be charged up for Sunday’s game, and I expect this to especially affect Jason Campbell in his first start of the season. Look for at least 2 false starts and a delay of game.

Jason Campbell

Speaking of Campbell, I expect him to struggle. Not just because of the hostile environment but because of his offensive line. Cleveland ranks 2nd in the league in sacks allowed with 27, and well, we all know about the Chiefs defense and their knack for sacks. Look for Campbell to get sacked, rattled, and ultimately turn the ball over.

The Offense is Improving

The offense took steps forward last week versus the Texans. Sure, they scored on a broken play. Yes, they turned the ball over. But, they did have a TD somehow not called a TD (I’m counting that one, Fasano) and improved by leaps and bounds on 3rd down (7/15). The 3rd down improvement was huge. Kansas City was able to sustain drives and ultimately put up 357 yards on a pretty good defense (Houston is still 1st in ypg allowed). I expect the offense to take another step forward on Sunday against yet another strong defensive team (Cleveland is 7th in ypg).

What do you think Addicts? Do the Chiefs fall back to Earth, or do they keep their winning streak alive?

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  • Kenneth Stewart

    i feel kc will roll on to 8-0

  • Nicholas Michael Barnes

    8-0 baby!!!!

  • Auburn78

    Campbell has never played too awfully bad against KC. But that Oline can’t protect anyone and I don’t see him having the same luck.

  • KCMikeG

    You’re so right about the offense. The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades ;-)

  • Battlespeed

    Don’t tell me about the Browns having the 7th best defense. There’s practically no correlation between YPG and a team’s W-L record, revealing it to be a meaningless defensive ranking. In the only legitimate “single-category” metric that matters, Points Against, the Browns’ defense is 17th in the league, allowing opponents to score an average of 22.3 points per game .

    And guess who’s number 1 at an amazing 11.8 points per game? Ummm…ummm…oh, I had it right on the tip of my tongue. The Schenectady Skeletons? No…. Missoula Monkeys? No…. Walla-Walla Wimps? Somebody help me here, willya?

  • Bigchief

    8-0

  • Stacy D. Smith

    They key will be rattling Campbell’s cage and keeping him in the pocket. If he can scramble and keep the defense off-balance, they might have a shot to put some points up. Offensively, the Chiefs could be without Bowe. There’s very little in the cupboard behind him. Hemingway may start. This might be the week for a run-heavy offensive gameplan. The Browns are a pretty stout run unit though (Top 10 I believe). This is a game where I’d like to see the Chiefs get out to a lead and really put pressure on Campbell to keep pace.

    • Bosco Cletus

      Really if Bowe has to sit, this is the week I’d prefer that to happen. The buffalo game on the road
      worries me actually, they seem to have our number, and if Bowe needs to sit to be ready for next week so be it.

  • HateKansas

    The Chiefs fans and supporters seem to be overlooking the fact that the majority of their Wins this season have been against the ‘ugly little sisters’ of the league. The will probably beat the Browns, put Chiefs fans will get put straight with the last half of their schedule. Expect the Chiefs to finish the season 8-8.

    • HerbanLegend

      That’s all well and good that you hate Kansas, the Chiefs play in Missouri. Also I am by no means predicting a 16-0 season, but you’ve gotta be smoking fuckin crack if you think this team will lose 8 straight games.

    • Bosco Cletus

      Troll if you want, but keep it realistic vs. idiotic.

    • sidibeke

      Really. The team will go winless in its last 8. Hmm. One heck of a prediction there, HateKansas.