Kansas City Chiefs: Reviewing the team’s performance against the Browns
The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Cleveland Browns in Week 9 despite the score. Let’s take a look at what we saw in this matchup from the film.
There was no question to be had about the Kansas City Chiefs and whether they could beat the Cleveland Browns this past week. While for some fans this game seemed like a possible trap game where the Chiefs would overlook their opponent who’s in complete turmoil, the game was never close. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense continued their domination of defenses with yet another showing putting up over 30 points.
Mahomes led the offense by throwing 22 of 32 passes for 375 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Four of those incompletions were drops. The interception came right before halftime following one of the most bizarre penalties where Mahomes tried to spike the ball, instead, getting called for intentional grounding. The interception was meaningless and just taking a shot in the final second before halftime.
Only two of Mahomes’ passes went over 20 plus yards on Sunday. One was the Tyreek Hill reception that went for 40 yards, and the other was the interception before halftime. Kansas City picked apart the Cleveland defense primarily in the 10-20 yard range on the right side of the field and behind the line of scrimmage on the left side of the field. Two of his touchdown passes were in that 10-20 yard range.
Cleveland had no answer for the Chiefs offense as five of Mahomes’ targets had 50 or more receiving yards. The two biggest stars for the offense in this matchup were tight end Travis Kelce and running back Kareem Hunt, both being Cleveland natives. Kelce finished the day catching all seven of his targets for 99 yards and two touchdowns, including a fantastic touchdown thrown by Mahomes just inches over the defender. Hunt finished the day with combined yardage of 141 yards and three combined touchdowns.