Browns vs. Chiefs NFL Week 8: TV Schedule, Betting Lines, Prediction
TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
Weather: High 61, Low 40
Line: Kansas City (-7.5)
As the lone undefeated team left in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs will likely have the biggest target on their back in quite some time. This has to be the best Chiefs team in recent memory and it was just one year ago that Kansas City finished the season with a 2-14 record. Led by a new quarterback and new head coach, the Chiefs are surely in the NFL elite category. Alex Smith has been a godsend for this team at quarterback as he has passed for 1,570 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 218 yards rushing and another score on the ground. Donnie Avery has surprisingly led the team in receiving yards with 343 while running back Jamaal Charles leads in receptions with 36 for 337 yards and two touchdowns. Charles has been phenomenal on the ground, too, rushing for 561 yards and six touchdowns.
The Cleveland Browns were the surprise team of the NFL at one point in the season. Beginning the season 0-2, the Browns needed to make a change at quarterback and with the injury of Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer stepped in. Hoyer led the team to two-straight wins and was seriously injured in the third start, making way, once again, for Weeden. Since taking over, Weeden finished that game with a win and has lost two consecutive games. He has looked awful, passing for 1,154 yards and five touchdowns on a little over a 50 percent completion rate — oh, and the worst interception thrown of all time. The Weeden era seems to be over as it looks like the Browns will be going with Jason Campbell for the remainder of the season. Jordan Cameron leads all receivers with 45 catches for 515 yards and six scores while Josh Gordon is a close second with 27 catches for 450 yards and two scores. Also, the run game is non-existent.
Defensively, the Browns rank 17th in the league in points allowed per game, but a much-better seventh ranking in the NFL in total yards allowed per game with just 319 per contest. Kansas City has been known for its defense this season and the sack numbers on this team are through the roof. The Chiefs rank first in the league in points allowed per game, fifth in total yards, third in passing yards allowed but 20th in rush yards allowed.
PREDICTION: Browns 13, Chiefs 27
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