Chiefs-Browns Preview Capsule
KANSAS CITY (7-1) at CLEVELAND (2-5-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. CBS
OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 7 ½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 7-1, Cleveland 5-3
SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 21-11-2
LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Browns 17-13 on Dec. 27, 2015
LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat Broncos 30-23; Browns lost to Steelers 33-18
AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 2, Browns No. 27
CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (14), PASS (4).
CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (25), PASS (29).
BROWNS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (9), PASS (24).
BROWNS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS (26).
Close college QB friends Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield meet as pros for first time. ... Mahomes and Mayfield matched up two years ago and set numerous NCAA offensive records, combining for more than 1,700 total yards. ... Chiefs have won two straight and three of four vs Browns. ... Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 6-0 against Browns. ... Reid needs one win to break tie with Dan Reeves (201) for eighth-most in NFL history. ... Chiefs have NFL's most potent offense, averaging 36.3 points per game. ... Chiefs lead league in first-quarter scoring. ... Chiefs second in NFL in yards per play (6.87). ... Mahomes has league-leading 26 TD passes, four shy of franchise record set by Len Dawson in 1964. ... Mahomes has Chiefs-record seven straight 300-yard passing games. ... Mahomes leads NFL in yards passing (2,526), touchdown passes (26) and TD-to-INT rate (plus-20). ... Chiefs TE — and Cleveland native — Travis Kelce has caught pass in 71 straight games. ... Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill leads NFL with 11 catches of 25-plus yards. ... Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt leads NFL with 478 touches without fumbling. ... Hunt also from Cleveland, purchased more than 100 tickets for game and gave to players at his high school alma mater. ... Browns coming off another turbulent week following firings of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. ... Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is Browns interim coach. Coached Buffalo from 2001-03 and potential candidate to become team's ninth coach since 1999. ... Williams suspended in 2012 for role in New Orleans "Bountygate" scandal. ... Mayfield averaging 245.2 yards passing per game, tops among rookie QBs. ... Mayfield has been sacked 17 times in past four games. ... Browns defense leads league with 22 takeaways — 12 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries. ... DE Myles Garrett leads team with eight sacks. ... WR Jarvis Landry had eight catches last week, at least two in 71 straight games. ... Landry's 449 career receptions are most by player in first five seasons. ... Fantasy Tip: Browns RB Nick Chubb's production expected to increase now that he's feature back following Carlos Hyde's trade. Chubb's 6.12 average per carry is second in league.
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