Key #3: Pressure Patrick Mahomes
There’s nothing that quarterback Patrick Mahomes hasn’t done in his first four NFL seasons. He’s got good enough mobility that it isn’t easy to make him uncomfortable, but it is important to get pressure on him. The Chiefs allowed the fifth-fewest sacks in the NFL this season, so it’ll be a difficult task to sack Mahomes. The Chiefs have the second most 20+ yard plays, so if the Browns are able to not allow the Chiefs to have time to get the ball downfield, it’ll be critical. The Browns will not have a player who can match up one on one with tight end Travis Kelce, so the Browns have to force Mahomes to get the ball out of his hands.