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Mahomes dazzles as Chiefs rally for 33-29 win over Browns

Patrick Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns whereas operating for an additional rating, and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs got here again from a dismal first half in opposition to the Cleveland Browns for a 33-29 victory Sunday in a rematch of their divisional playoff sport from January.

Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 197 yards and a landing, and Travis Kelce hauled in a pair of TD catches, together with the go-ahead rating with 7:02 remaining because the Chiefs completed off their rally from a 22-10 halftime deficit.


The Chiefs gained their fifth straight in opposition to Cleveland, together with their 22-17 playoff victory, and their 15th consecutive sport in September. Additionally they pushed Andy Reid inside one win of reaching 100 with two franchises.

As for the Browns? They fell to 1-21 in season openers since returning to Cleveland in 1999, extending their NFL mark to 17 consecutive defeats. They have not gained an opener on the highway for the reason that 1994 season.

Baker Mayfield threw for 321 yards, however he was picked off by Chiefs cornerback Mike Hughes with 1:09 left to finish any hope of a comeback. Nick Chubb ran for 83 yards and two scores whereas Kareem Hunt and Jarvis Landry additionally had TD runs.

The sport was a rematch of a bodily, defensive-minded playoff sport that Kansas Metropolis clinched when backup quarterback Chad Henne threw a fourth-down go to Tyreek Hill for a primary down with simply over a minute to go.

There wasn’t an entire lot of protection Sunday.

The Browns twice transformed fourth downs within the Chiefs’ pink zone to maintain first-half scoring drives alive. Chubb ended the primary together with his first TD run, and Jarvis Landry scored on fourth down on the second, earlier than Chubb tacked on an 18-yard run by a gaping gap within the rebuilt Chiefs defensive position to make it 22-10 at halftime.

The Chiefs lastly discovered some offensive stability within the second half, using Clyde Edwards-Helaire down the sector earlier than Mahomes hit Kelce for a landing. That capped a drive that took up half the third quarter and, most significantly for the lackluster Kansas Metropolis protection, stored Mayfield and the remainder of the Browns offense off the sector.

The Chiefs almost floor out the remainder of the quarter by turning Chubb’s fumble into Harrison Butker’s second subject objective.

When the Browns weren’t beating themselves, the Chiefs weren’t doing an entire lot to cease them. Kevin Stefanski’s bunch instantly responded with a seven-play, 75-yard drive — their fourth scoring drive not less than that lengthy — that former Chiefs operating again Hunt completed off to make it 29-20 with 10:24 to go.

However the Browns weren’t achieved beating themselves, both.

First, they blew protection on Hill close to midfield, and he merely needed to cradle a pop-up go from Mahomes and take off for a 75-yard landing reception. Then, after the Chiefs lastly compelled a three-and-out, Browns punter Jamie Gillan inexplicably dropped the snap and the AFC champs took possession on the Cleveland 15.

Mahomes hit Kelce three performs later to offer Kansas Metropolis a 33-29 lead, its first of the sport. And after the groups traded late punts, Mayfield made one final mistake together with his interception with simply over a minute to go.



Browns SS Ronnie Harrison Jr. was tossed with 4:59 left within the first quarter after shoving Chiefs assistant Greg Lewis in a sideline scrum. It occurred after Harrison helped sort out Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Referee Invoice Vinovich initially flagged the Chiefs bench for unsportsmanlike conduct earlier than assembly together with his crew and ejecting Harrison as an alternative.


The Browns have been lacking WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee), who tried to heat up however was declared inactive about 90 minutes earlier than kickoff, and backup FS Grant Delpit. Kansas Metropolis was with out FS Tyrann Mathieu, who was taken off the COVID-19 record on Saturday, and DE Frank Clark, who has been sidelined by a hamstring damage.


Browns: LT Jedrick Willis Jr. (left ankle) left within the second quarter and didn’t return.

Chiefs: LB Anthony Hitchens (proper wrist) left within the first half however returned within the second.


Browns: vs Texans subsequent Sunday.

Chiefs: at Ravens subsequent Sunday night time.


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