Cleveland Browns Disappointing Loss No. 3 – Kansas City Chiefs
I struggle to put the Chiefs as the third toughest loss of the year because I didn’t expect them to win the game. But man, this is one that really got away from the team and just railroaded the whole season honestly.
In Week 1 the Cleveland Browns traveled to Kansas City and had a 22-10 lead at the half. Baker Mayfield threw for over 300 yards, and the duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt was able to run for over 100 yards.
But, like much of the season, the team just didn’t show up in the second half. The Chiefs took the opening drive of the second half for a touchdown, and then the Browns fumbled the ball right back to them, and BAM, 22-20
Then with just over eight minutes remaining and a two-point lead, the Browns fumbled the punt and the Chiefs scored and took the lead just three plays later.
Mayfield would get the ball back two more times with a chance to take the lead, but the first series led to a three and out, and the second would lead to an interception that would end the game.
Truthfully, I’m not sure why Stefanski gave up on the running game in this one. Mayfield was successful, but the play calling got too cute and was ultimately the demise. The Browns played not to lose, instead of to win the game.