Week 15 Preview: Browns Ready to Tackle the Chiefs

Cleveland Browns 2-11 Vs Kansas City Chiefs 3-10

All-time record Tied at 9-9-2

The Cleveland Browns travel to Arrowhead Stadium a place where they haven’t won since September 4, 1988. The Chiefs are coming off a 16-10 loss to the Buffallo Bills and as we all know the Browns are coming off a 13-6 victory over archrival Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Browns most recent game against the Chiefs was in 2006 when the Browns were able to knock the Chiefs off in overtime 31-28.  The Kansas City Chiefs rank 30th in total offense, and 30th in total defense this 2009 season. The Cleveland Browns rank 32nd in offense and 31st in total defense.

Injury Report
Cleveland Browns                                         Kansas City Chiefs

Doubtful
DB Ray Ventrone  Finger                            G Brian Waters  Hamstring

Questionable
DL Kenyon Coleman  Knee                         DE Glenn Dorsey  Knee
DL Robaire Smith      Groin                         S John Mcgraw   Hand
RB Dantrell Savage Ankle
DE Wallace Gilberry  Back
Probable

WR Josh Cribbs        Ankle                           No Players listed for Chiefs
DB Eric Wright       Hamstring
LB David Bowens      Knee
LB Blake Costanzo   Shoulder
OL Rex Hadnot         Knee
WR Brian Robiskie      Toe
TE Robert Royal         Finger
RB Lawrence Vickers  Hamstring

Weather
High 44 degrees
Low  23 degrees
10% chance of precipitation

Key Matchups
Brady Quinn Vs Matt Cassel

These two won’t play a snap against each other, both young Quarterbacks trying to prove there worth to both franchises. Brady Quinn has played a lot better in the past few weeks not throwing an interception and Matt Cassel is trying to come off a performance in which he was booed off the field in Kansas City. Whoever controls there bottom of the league offenses better should be able to get the win.  The turnover battle is going to be huge in this AFC showdown.

Eric Wright Vs Dwayne Bowe
Eric Wright has shown a lot of promise in his young NFL career. He was once again have a tough matchup against Bowe who is struggling this year being the Chiefs premier Reciever. Wright needs to early on stop Bowe in getting any confidence with Cassel because if these two get going it could be a long day for the Cleveland Browns.

Browns Linebackers Vs Jamel Charles
The Browns for the second consecutive week have not allowed a 100 yard rusher against them. If the Browns can do that for the third week in a row, that would help them immensely to get there third victory of the year. The Browns defense last week looked like a Super Bowl defense hopefully that wasn’t a flash in the pan and they can produce again this Sunday.

Eric Mangini Vs Todd Haley
Both Coaches are on a very hot seat in there first season as coaches. Both Coaches moves in this game will be watched over with a magnified glass and if there is a major coaching blender they will be sure to hear about it. Mangini has the Browns showing improvement over the past couple weeks and with a win here the Browns shouldn’t have a problem selling out there next game against the Raiders and have a little bit of pressure off of him.

Prediction
Cleveland Browns 20 Kansas City Chiefs 14

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One Response to “Week 15 Preview: Browns Ready to Tackle the Chiefs”

  1. Dan says:

    Don’t you mean Arrowhead Stadium instead of Mile High?

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