NFL Week 1 Preview: Cleveland Browns travel to AFC defending champion Kansas City Chiefs

CLEVELAND BROWNS
AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 13-11-2
STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 3
LAST GAME: 11/4/18: Chiefs 37 at Browns 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/27/15: Chiefs 17, Browns 13

CLEVELAND BROWNS LEADERS (2020 STATS)

Kevin Stefanski: 0-1 COACH VS. OPP.

25.5/26.2 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

369.6 OFFENSE

Baker Mayfield: 305-486-3563-26-8-95.9 PASSING

Nick Chubb: 190-1067-5.6-12 RUSHING

Jarvis Landry: 72-840-11.7-3 RECEIVING

358.4 DEFENSE

Myles Garrett: 12 SACKS

Troy Hill (LAR): 3 INTs

+5 (21/16) TAKE/GIVE

Jamie Gillan: 44.0 (38.3) PUNTING (NET)

Chase McLaughlin (Jax./NYJ): 17 (5/6 PAT; 4/5 FG) KICKING

BROWNS NOTES

• QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 3,563 yards & 26 TDs for
career-high 95.9 rating in 2020 & joined HOFer PEYTON
MANNING as only players in NFL history with 3,500+ pass
yards & 20+ TD passes in each of 1st 3 seasons. Passed for
297 yards & 2 TDs for 95 rating in last regular season meeting.
• RB NICK CHUBB totaled 1,217 scrimmage yards (1,067 rush, 150
rec.) & career-high 12 rush TDs last season. Aims for his 5th in
row on road in reg. season with rush TD. RB KAREEM HUNT had
1,145 scrimmage yards (841 rush, 304 rec.) & 11 TDs (6 rush, 5
rec.) in 2020, his 3rd career season with 10+ TDs. Totaled 2,984
scrimmage yards & 25 TDs (15 rush, 10 rec.) in 27 games (2017-
18) with KC.
• WR JARVIS LANDRY led team in catches (72) & rec. yards (840)
in 2020 & became 1st player with 70+ catches in each of 1st
7 seasons. Had rec. TD in 2020 AFC-D meeting. Aims for his
6th in row on road with TD catch, incl. postseason. WR ODELL
BECKHAM JR. has 5 seasons with 1,000+ rec. yards since 2014,
tied 4th-most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with
5+ catches & 85+ rec. yards.
• DE MYLES GARRETT ranked 6th in NFL with 12 sacks in 2020
& is 1 of 3 (AARON DONALD & T.J. WATT) with 10+ sacks in each
of past 3 seasons. Has 42.5 career sacks, most by Cle. player
in 1st 4 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. KC with sack, incl.
postseason. CB DENZEL WARD tied-2nd in NFL with career-high 18
PD last season. CB TROY HILL & S JOHN JOHNSON make Cle. debuts.

LEADERS (2020 STATS) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

COACH VS. OPP. Andy Reid: 8-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 29.6/22.6

OFFENSE 415.8 (1L)

PASSING Patrick Mahomes: 390-588-4740-38-6-108.2

RUSHING Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 181-803-4.4-4

RECEIVING Travis Kelce (TE): 105-1416-13.5-11

DEFENSE 358.3

SACKS Chris Jones: 7.5

INTs Tyrann Mathieu: 6

TAKE/GIVE +6 (22/16)

PUNTING (NET) Tommy Townsend: 45.0 (40.4)

KICKING Harrison Butker: 123 (48/54 PAT; 25/27 FG)

CHIEFS NOTES

QB PATRICK MAHOMES ranked 2nd in NFL with 4,740 pass yards
& 4th with 38 TD passes in 2020 & became 3rd player ever
with 4,000+ pass yards in 3 of 1st 4 seasons. Has 108.7 career
rating, highest among qualified passers in NFL history. Became
youngest QB (25 years, 143 days) to start 2 Super Bowls. Has
630 passing yards (315 per game) & 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs.
INT for 118.3 rating in 2 career games vs. Cle., incl. postseason.
Passed for 23 TDs vs. 2 INTs in 8 home games in 2020.
• RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE ranked 4th among rookies with
1,100 scrimmage yards (803 rush, 297 rec.) last season, 3rdmost ever by KC rookie. RB DARREL WILLAIMS rushed for 78 yards in 2020 AFC-D meeting.
• WR TYREEK HILL had 87 catches for 1,276 yards & career-high
17 TDs (15 rec., 2 rush) in 2020. Has 47 rec. TDs & 6 rush TDs &
joined HOFer JERRY RICE as only players since 1970 with 35+
rec. TDs & 5+ rush TDs. Had 8 catches for 110 yards in 2020
AFC-D meeting. TE TRAVIS KELCE ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,416
rec. yards in 2020, most-ever by TE in single season. Had 8
catches for 109 yards & TD in 2020 AFC-D meeting. Aims for his
4th in row vs. Cle. with rec. TD, incl. postseason.

• S TYRANN MATHIEU led all safeties with career-high 6 INTs in 2020. Since 2019, ranks 3rd in NFL with 10 INTs. Had INT & TFL in 2020 AFC-D meeting. DT CHRIS JONES led team with 7.5 sacks
last season. Has 38.5 sacks since 2017, 4th-most among DL. DE
FRANK CLARK had 3 sacks in 2020 postseason.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 104 (Cle.), 82 (KC) | XM: 382 (Cle.), 227 (KC) | SXM App: 807 (Cle.), 815 (KC)

COURTESY NFLmedia.com

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