Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles scored an 80-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage today in Cleveland, and everything was looking good for Kansas City. That didn’t last long.
The Browns then went on to dominate the rest of the game, walking away with an easy 30-7 win.
Cleveland got an efficient and effective day from rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, who completed 17 of 30 passes for 217 yards. The Browns also got two touchdown runs from rookie running back Trent Richardson, who was bottled up most of the game but displayed some tough running in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
Charles was his usual amazing self, with 18 carries for 165 yards, but no football player can win a game all alone. And other than Charles, the Chiefs don’t have much.
In a game between two teams with no playoff hopes and two coaches who are in danger of getting fired, Browns coach Pat Shurmur got the kind of win that he’ll hope can help him keep his job. And Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel got the kind of loss that will lead him to the unemployment line.