Browns Lose Another Season Opener

The Browns blew a 22-10 halftime lead in losing to the Chiefs in Kansas City Sunday 33-29.

Cleveland is now 1-21-1 in season openers since they returned in 1999.

After a near perfect first half in which Nick Chubb scored twice and Jarvis Landry once, the Browns turned the ball over two times in the second half and also had a costly bobbled snap on a punt by Jamie Gillian that led to a K.C. touchdown allowing the Chiefs to outscore Cleveland 23-7 in the second half to win the game.

Baker Mayfield’s late fourth quarter interception near midfield sealed the win for the Chiefs. Mayfield finished the game 21 of 28 for 321 yards but no touchdowns and the costly pick.

Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs in the come from behind victory by throwing for 3 scores and running for another. He finished with 337 yards passing.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs scrambles as middle linebacker Anthony Walker #4 of the Cleveland Browns chases during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chubb rushed for 83 yards and those 2 touchdowns, while fellow running back Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion.

Next up for Cleveland, a home game Sunday at 1pm against the Houston Texans who are (1-0) after beating Urban Meyer’s Jacksonville Jaguars 37-21.

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