3 Reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the Kansas City Chiefs

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1. Kareem Hunt proves he was worth keeping

Kareem Hunt burst onto the NFL scene in 2017 for the Kansas City Chiefs, rushing for over 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns, while gaining another 455 yards receiving with three receiving touchdowns. During the 2018 season, however, Hunt was released by the Chiefs and placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List after a video of him punching and kicking a woman in a hotel hallway was released.

What Kareem Hunt did is a horrible act, and should not be taken lightly, which is exactly why the Chiefs moved on from the running back, football star or not. Hunt was signed by the Cleveland Browns in 2019 and had to miss eight games due to this event. Following the 2019 season, Hunt re-signed with the Browns, and both he and the team committed to each other for two more seasons.

This season, Hunt has been a vital part of the Browns offense, while predominantly being the backup to Nick Chubb. He has still proved to be every bit worth keeping, and every bit worth giving a second chance in the NFL.

The Kansas City Chiefs had a similar incident arise to Hunt’s case when star wide receiver Tyreek Hill‘s was investigated for child abuse of his three-year-old son. The audio was released, where Hill was heard speaking with his fiance, saying how both she and their son should be scared of him. This wasn’t the first time Tyreek Hill was accused of domestic violence, as he also was charged with assault against his then-pregnant girlfriend while still in college.

While the Chiefs did suspend Hill for a short time, he ultimately was brought back by the team and been given a second chance. Kareem Hunt may feel he deserved that second chance by the team that drafted him, but instead, he now sees himself facing off against them in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

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While Kareem Hunt seems very happy in Cleveland, being back home in Ohio, he may still use this game and playoff stage against his former team to prove he was worth keeping and worth giving a second chance to. Expect a heavy dose of Kareem Hunt in the game plan by Kevin Stefanski, and that to help lead to a Browns victory on Sunday afternoon.