The Cleveland Browns lost their home opener to the Kansas City Chiefs by a final score of 16-14, dropping their record to 0-2 on the year. The script of the game was pretty much the same as last week's loss to the Buccaneers. How so?
- The Browns had a decent first half offensively, putting 14 points on the board.
- The game was made a lot closer when Seneca Wallace threw one of the worst interceptions possible in the first half -- a pass to the sideline that was an easy pick six for cornerback Brandon Flowers.
- The Browns did run the ball a little more this week, but often without fullback Lawrence Vickers.
- The defense played very well again, picking off Matt Cassel twice. They didn't yield a single touchdown, and only had one case where the Chiefs really had a good drive on them.
- Cleveland's offense shut down in the second half, with no points and minimal yardage.
There were new nuisances this week, such as Phil Dawson's missed field goal and a lot of the calls by the officiating crew. I'll discuss those more in depth when I do my full recap of the game. Until then, this is your spot to react to what is now looking like a gloomy season.