Both the Chiefs and Cleveland Browns have some issues at the quarterback position and the team that jumps out early and builds a lead could have their running game to fall back on in the second half. We all know what happened last year when the Chiefs hosted the Browns.
Jerome Harrison rank wild against the Chiefs gaining 286 yards and running for three touchdowns. That game put him third on the all-time list of single game performances. “They ran the ball down out throats…over and over and over,” said coach Todd Haley.
With the injury and uncertainty of Browns quarterback Jack Delhomme, the Browns may rely on Seneca Wallace, the longtime back up in Seattle now in Cleveland. While Wallace isn’t known for his arm, he has the ability to scramble and I’m sure the Browns would like to see just how well Harrison could run the ball again this game.
The key for the Chiefs again will be to get off to a quick start which means the passing game needs to perform better. In Monday night’s win, there wasn’t much need for the offense to have to throw the ball after building a lead in the rain and wind and with the way the defense was playing, Haley said the fact the offense took care of the football is an outstanding job on their part.
“Looking at how the game was going and how our defense was playing, I felt that what you could not do was turn the ball over,” said Haley. “We were telling our offensive players protecting the football is number one. To me, that was a tremendous performance. Every time either team dropped back to pass, you were taking a much greater risk than what you would normal do.”