Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Chiefs had a close shave with their first loss of the season, but were able to defeat the Browns by a final score of 23-17. With the win, the Chiefs improve to 8-0 on the season, including 5-0 at home, while the Browns drop to 3-5 with the loss and lost yet another game in the AFC North. This was one of the best games to watch on the afternoon, and the Chiefs will have another week of being the only undefeated team in the NFL.
Jason Campbell drew the start for the Cleveland Browns and put together a very nice game. Campbell threw for 293 yards as well as two touchdowns, and had a 105.4 quarterback rating on the afternoon. Willis McGahee had yet another sub-par game on the groud, but did lead the way for Cleveland with nine carries for 28 yards. Josh Gordon had a big game through the air for the Browns with five catches for 132 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Cameron also had a nice game for Cleveland with four catches for 81 yards.
Alex Smith had another good game for Kansas City, throwing for 225 yards and two touchdowns. While those numbers are not “star” caliber, they are certainly more than capable of making a playoff run with Smith at the helm. Jamaal Charles didn’t score a touchdown this game for the first time in the season. He carried the football 18 times for 74 yards and also caught five passes for 46 yards. Dexter McCluster led the way in receiving for the Chiefs with seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown as well.
This was a great game and the Chiefs continue to prove doubters wrong. Smith is proving that he can come through in situations where the Chiefs need him to make plays, and he’s certainly opening some eyes. Cleveland is sorely needing a quarterback, and Jason Campbell showed some good things to the coaching staff. It’ll be interesting to see what they do next week.
Evan Massey is an Editor at Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.