You can't really predict a lot about a team from the first game of the season, other than this . . .
The Kansas City Chiefs looked sloppy today and if they're struggling against a low rent franchise . . . Things aren't looking so great for their Super Bowl return trip chances.
In fact . . .
At times, even diehard fanboys were getting a bit nervous . . .
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From the first few snaps of the game, it was clear the Cleveland Browns planned to push the Kansas City Chiefs around in the trenches. Cleveland had the ball first and proceeded to methodically march up the field 75 yards in 13 plays - leaning heavily on its running game both for chunk yards and to open up play-action and bootleg passes.
Every time the Kansas City Chiefs needed a big play on Sunday, their magician under center produced the kind of mesmerizing moment that left the Cleveland Browns shaking their heads in awe and frustration.There was Patrick Mahomes' 75-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, where he lofted the ball deep downfield and his wide receiver made an incredible adjustment.
The Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs were involved in a dustup in the first quarter of their Week 1 matchup on Sunday. Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire caught a pass from Patrick Mahomes for an 11-yard gain but the end of the play featured some pushing and shoving.
The Patrick Mahomes-Tyreek Hill connection has been one of the most lethal in the NFL for a few years now. In the Kansas City Cheifs' first game of the 2021 season, that was once again the case. In the Chiefs' 33-29 win over the Cleveland Browns, Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs are still the Chiefs. And the Browns are still the Browns. In a rematch of last year's divisional playoff meeting, Patrick Mahomes and Co. orchestrated an electrifying fourth-quarter comeback, and the Browns did their part as well, to help Kansas City open the season with a 33-29 victory Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Browns set the tone early with their rushing game. A 13-play, 75-yard march opened the game and the scoring. Kansas City struggled early to get off the field, allowing Cleveland to convert on two fourth-down attempts. The Chiefs found themselves in an offensive rhythm but couldn't capitalize on scoring opportunities.
The K.C. Chiefs were on the ropes all Sunday afternoon, even at Arrowhead Stadium, but Patrick Mahomes proved that you can never count him out any any point with a stellar fourth quarter and the Chiefs roared back to beat the visiting Cleveland Browns by a final score of 33-29.
When the clock reached zero on the K.C. Chiefs close win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday evening at Arrowhead Stadium, I just needed a moment. The final results were exhilarating to be sure, but the previous four quarters had left me emotionally drained. In fact, here was the best way I could express it.
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