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Chiefs report card
12/09/2012 4:49 PM
05/16/2014 8:30 PM
Even without his long touchdown run, Jamaal Charles still had a productive game.
Chiefs passing offense (D):
Once Dwayne Bowe went out of the game, the Chiefs struggled to get receivers open.
Chiefs rushing defense (C-):
The Chiefs did a nice job on Trent Richardson but couldn’t contain Cleveland’s other runners.
Chiefs passing defense (C):
The Chiefs struggled to generate consistent pressure on Brandon Weeden.
Chiefs special teams (F):
A disaster in many ways.
Chiefs coaching (D):
The Chiefs couldn’t find a way to make their offense work after Bowe left the game.First quarter
Jamaal Charles ran 80 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.
The Chiefs scored a touchdown on the first possession for the second straight game.Second quarter
Travis Benjamin returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown to put the Browns ahead 10-7.
The Chiefs had just one first down in the period.Third quarter
Eric Berry dropped what would have been an interception on the first possession of the half. The Browns eventually scored a touchdown.
The Chiefs had just 28 yards.Fourth quarter
Trent Richardson’s 1-yard touchdown run early in the period gave the Browns a commanding 27-7 lead.
The Chiefs were zero for three in converting third-down plays in the period.
Player of the game:
Jamaal Charles had another big game, rushing for more than 100 yards for the third straight week and the fourth time in five games.
Reason to hope:
The Raiders now might be as bad as the Chiefs are.
Reason to mope:
Things got back to football Sunday and the reality is the Chiefs are a lousy team.
Looking ahead: The 2-11 Chiefs are on the road against the 3-10 Raiders next Sunday.
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