From Arrowhead Stadium
Didn’t see Sunday’s game between the Chiefs and Browns?
If you watched previous Chiefs games this season then you can close your eyes and conjure up what happened in Cleveland’s 41-34 victory. Local TV blackout or not, it was a familiar vision.
The KC defense got smacked by the Cleveland running game, giving up 351 yards. No opponent has ever run for as many yards in 50 seasons worth of games. The offense produced some yardage, but Chiefs receivers dropped nine passes on the afternoon, many in key situations. The special teams got a touchdown, but gave up two others, as Browns kickoff return Joshua Cribbs went 100 and 103 yards for touchdowns (right).
Those that did not see the game missed record setting performances by Cribbs and Browns RB Jerome Harrison. Cribbs now has eight kick return scores, the most in NFL history. Harrison ran for 286 yards, a Browns single-game record and the third best rushing game in league annals.
It’s ironic that the last time a Chiefs regular season game was not broadcast locally was on December 16, 1990, when Houston QB Warren Moon threw for 527 yards, the second biggest passing day in league history. Some 19 years and four days later, with local TVs dark again, Cribbs and Harrison turn in historic performances.
So there was plenty to talk and write about afterwards, and we’ve got it right here: