Kareem Hunt: “Very good test” to open with Chiefs

Divisional Round - Cleveland Browns v Kansas City Chiefs
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Browns running back Kareem Hunt said on Thursday that he believes the team are “real contenders” in the AFC this season and that he feels “we can beat anybody in the NFL” this season.

They’ll get a great chance to prove both those points in the opening week of the regular season. The Browns will open the season in Kansas City against a Chiefs team that beat them 22-17 at Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Hunt said that the Browns think they should have pulled that game out and welcomes a chance to try for a different outcome this time around.

“That’s a very good test,” Hunt said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “That’s a great team, a great program, and I can’t wait to play some of my old teammates and brothers. We’re excited. It’s a game we believe we should have won last year, and now we’ve got another chance to get back out there Week 1.”

A win in Week 1 doesn’t guarantee the Browns anything beyond a 1-0 record, but it would offer some reinforcement for the notion that they can take another step forward this season.

13 responses to “Kareem Hunt: “Very good test” to open with Chiefs

  1. They have a good team but careful what you ask for, especially after the Chefs got dismantled in the Stupor Bowl…

  2. This time they get a fully healthy Mahomes and a jam packed Arrowhead. Chiefs beat them with a backup QB and a empty stadium last time in the playoffs.
    HMMMM, healthy Mahomes vs Mayfield, give me KC and lay the 4.5 at Arrowhead

  3. I was on board with the browns being an up and coming team, despite their QB’s arrogance, but then the fans got pretty lippy after the KC game and acted like they should’ve won. It was a good game,evenly matched, after Mahomes got hurt. Beforehand, it was on its way to being a blowout.

  4. If the Browns hope to upset the Chiefs, they better use the blueprint Belichick gave the league on how to stop the Chiefs offense. Todd Bowles used it and Tampa won the SB.

  5. Let’s hope for a good game. Both teams should be very very good this year. Class of the AFC, along with Tennessee (who I actually pick to make the SB over my Browns.)

    Any given Sunday.

  6. Hard to beat the Chiefs at arrowhead. I hope my Browns are preparing for crowd noise. Last season that wasn’t really any home field advantage for any team. It’s a huge factor.

  7. Here we go again, people think there’s a “blueprint” to stopping KC’s offense…. I mean if you can find a way for both starting tackles to be out, along with a guard, I guess that’s a blueprint. TB’s defense was great, but take 3 of a teams best lineman off any offense and the defense is going to look good. Would’ve been a much better game, and possibly a different outcome but TB won, good for them. KC looks as good as anyone going into the season.

  8. Chiefs are not an unstoppable team. They (like the entire AFC North last season if we’re being honest) benefitted from their schedule. When put against the Chiefs one on one the Browns beyond held their own as the Chiefs scored all their TD’s in the first 12 minutes of the game and were kept out of the endzone for the rest with Mahomes running for his life against the Browns D-line until it finally caught up to him and he got injured in the third quarter. People want to make excuses but injured Mahomes had no problem vs the Bills and ran them over.

    My only question on that playoff game is why Kareem Hunt was barely used. The guy is practically the reason the Browns rolled over the Steelers but they barely played him vs his old team in a game they only lost by 5.

  9. Doesn’t a blueprint have to work to be considered a “blueprint”? BB has lost the last two against the Chiefs and is a Dee Ford offsides penalty from it being the last three. So yeah, the Chiefs would love for everyone to follow that blueprint.

  10. Meh… why do people keep ignoring the fact the chiefs had zero starters on the offensive line and only 2 second stringers playing out of position.. dismantled the chiefs… It was a very competitive game the first couple of series until Mahomes began running for his life every play. The chiefs embarrassed the Bucs when they were half healthy in the regular season.

  11. As a Browns fan, I’m thrilled that they play the Chiefs in week 1. Beat them, gain confidence. Lose, gain humility. Then play 16 more games with a chance to play them again.

  12. chiefseek says:
    June 25, 2021 at 7:44 pm
    Meh… why do people keep ignoring the fact the chiefs had zero starters on the offensive line and only 2 second stringers playing out of position.. dismantled the chiefs… It was a very competitive game the first couple of series until Mahomes began running for his life every play. The chiefs embarrassed the Bucs when they were half healthy in the regular season.
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    This is every team on any given Sunday. Just because you are focused on the Chiefs players doesn’t mean the teams they are playing healthy. This excuse is the same as saying we would have won the game if we had better players. Doesn’t sound so good now does it. There are reasons for roster depth and teams are responsible for not missing a beat when the next man up is called.

  13. The Chiefs are the Chiefs, and have played well against every opponent’s ‘A game’ for the past two years. The Browns have the ‘hype’ burden to carry on their shoulders every game in 2021. Let’s see if they panic in tight games under that burden.

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