3 Streaks the Cleveland Browns can break in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs
Cleveland Browns Streak No. 2: 0-8 against Andy Reid coached teams
While the Cleveland Browns have not had much recent success against the Kansas City Chiefs, they have never had success against a team coached by Andy Reid. In his entire NFL head coaching career, Reid is 8-0 against the Cleveland Browns.
This streak goes back to Reid’s head coaching days with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Browns first faced off against him in 2000, his second season with the Eagles, and lost 35-24. The closest the Browns have ever come to beating an Andy Reid-coached team came in 2012 when the Browns lost by one in what would be Reid’s last season in Philadelphia.
As already discussed, the Browns have failed to have recent success against the Chiefs, with their losing streak against them starting in 2013, Reid’s first season on the sidelines. While he may have had closer-to-average teams in his first few years with the Chiefs, he still found a way to defeat the Browns.
Now that both teams are supremely talented and have Super Bowl aspirations, things could be very different. The Browns are no longer the doormat of the NFL that teams want to play, and instead are turning into a force to be reckoned with.
This streak could very well likely be due to the lack of organizational consistency and overall disfunction since returning as a franchise in 1999, and not so much due to Reid’s great coaching. While he is one of the best coaches the league has ever seen, this streak could very well be on the line this week. The Browns want revenge for being bounced by this team in the playoffs last season and are poised to break through.