The Cleveland Browns took on the NFC champs the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Yesterday, they took on the defending champs, Kansas City Chiefs in the last game of the preseason. What’s the similarity between both matchups? The Browns squandered two games they should’ve won. We get that it’s preseason but you can’t have this during the regular season. The Browns lost a tough one to the Chiefs by the final score of 33-32.
The Browns started the game red hot. They played exceptionally well on both offense and defense. Putting up 22 points and forcing turnovers. Browns led 22-3 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chiefs slowly started to make a comeback, but the Browns were still in command and playing solid football. The problems truly began in the third quarter. The Browns’ defense fell asleep in the second half. No answer for the Chiefs’ offense. They got outscored 14-0 in the third quarter. That’s unacceptable. Chiefs led 30-29 after the third quarter. Their first lead of the game.
In the fourth quarter, Browns kicker Cade York kicked a 40-yard field goal to give the Browns back the lead, 32-30 with 4:23 left to go. You can’t count the Chiefs out. They’re built for comebacks. A costly penalty with three minutes left to go gave the Chiefs more momentum to get into a good field position for a field goal. Harrison Butker nailed a 44-yard field goal to regain the lead for the Chiefs, 33-32.
Cade York had a chance to be the hero for Cleveland but he missed the game-winning field goal. Chiefs finished the preseason with a 2-1 record, while the Browns dropped to 1-2.
Browns quarterback Kellen Mond completed 10 of his 19 passes and had one interception. Deshaun Watson threw for 92 yards with one touchdown. Dorian Thompson-Robinson finished with 7-of-12 completions for 92 yards.
Browns will start their regular season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 10th.