Sport Botched punt by Browns opens door for Chiefs' comeback in cruel Cleveland-like twist of fate

03:55  13 september  2021
03:55  13 september  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Chiefs vs. Browns odds, line, spread: 2021 NFL picks, Week 1 predictions from proven computer model

  Chiefs vs. Browns odds, line, spread: 2021 NFL picks, Week 1 predictions from proven computer model SportsLine's model just revealed its NFL picks for Browns vs. ChiefsOct 7, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders leave the field before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium.

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With the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs meeting up in Week 1, there is no lack of great talent on the field. The Chiefs are two-time defending AFC champions with a Super Bowl victory two years ago while the Browns are a team that many note as “the most talented on paper in the NFL.” Cleveland is far from lacking in skill players and, perhaps, are even deeper than Kansas City. Baker Mayfield leads the way at quarterback but Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are the best backfield duo going today.

The Browns had the reigning AFC champions on the ropes with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense struggling out of the gate to start the season.

Kansas City found itself down 22-10 at halftime, having just scored its first touchdown since last season's AFC title game.

But the Chiefs found their rhythm in the second half and began working their way back before taking their first lead of the day late in the fourth quarter after a botched special teams play by the Browns helped set up the game-winning score.

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A bad snap and a late grab by Cleveland punter Jamie Gillan on what was already fourth-and-13 turned into a disaster for the Browns. Kansas City took over on the Browns' 15-yard line, setting up an eight-yard touchdown by Travis Kelce to put the the Chiefs up 33-29. Kansas City failed to convert the 2-point conversion but held on to win.

Gillian's gaffe is the latest letdown for Browns fans, including LeBron James, who entered the season with high expectations as one of the favorites in the AFC after nearly upsetting the Chiefs in their divisional playoff meeting last season. They'll need to wait a little longer to avenge that loss.

Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could be out multiple weeks with hip injury .
Fitzpatrick sustained the injury in the second quarter on Sunday and had to exit the game. The 38-year-old was questionable to return before being ruled out for the remainder of the game.In addition to starting off the season with a loss, Washington could also be without starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for multiple weeks following an injury he sustained during Sunday's 20-16 defeat at the hands of the L.A. Chargers.

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