Kansas City Chiefs: Prepared to Send Cleveland Browns Packing

By Jonathan W. Crowell
 Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers, Tamba Hali
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The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the 3-4 Cleveland Browns to Arrowhead Stadium this coming Sunday for a Week 8 faceoff. At 7-0, The Chiefs will be looking to hold on to their current standing as the only undefeated team in the NFL this season, while the Browns, in the midst of what many consider to be a “rebuilding” season for the team, are hoping to stop them, or at least make a good showing. The Browns could very well be given a good run for their money in the process.

For one, the Chiefs have arguably the best home-field advantage in the league. Though their offense is still somewhat in getting-up-to-speed mode, their defense has proven itself as one of the very best.

Last Sunday, Kansas City narrowly defeated the Houston Texans 17-16, but did also manage to send them back to Texas hobbling. Houston’s starting quarterback Matt Schaub was already out with an ankle injury, replaced by newcomer Case Keenum. In addition, during Sunday’s game, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles at one point took out Houston’s leading tackler Brian Cushing for the season with a broken leg and torn knee ligament during a routine block. We also saw running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate both get knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury and a hit resulting in four broken ribs, respectively.


Cleveland’s starting quarterback Brandon Weeden will also be out for the upcoming game against Kansas City, being replaced by Jason Campbell. The Browns’ offense is not going to be lighting up the scoreboard most likely, but their defense is certainly deserves some attention. Also, remember that Cleveland beat Kansas City last December, 30-7.

Kansas City is currently ranking fifth in total defense and should keep Campbell hopping, without a doubt. On offense, the Chiefs have 26-5-1 Alex Smith, an upgrade from their quarterback last year, Brady Quinn. They are still smoothing things out on overall offensive execution, but don’t be so quick to dismiss them up against a defense as formidable as the Browns’.

Jonathan W. Crowell is a writer and an online sports blogger for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JW_Crowell, “like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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