Kansas City 23, Cleveland 17

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 27, 2013
Location - Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature - 52°
Head Official - Clete Blakeman
Attendance - 74307

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 0 10 7 0 17
Kansas City 6 14 0 3 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 3-5 2-2 1-3 L3
Kansas City 8-0 5-0 3-0 W8

Recap


Chiefs 23, Browns 17: Alex Smith threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns as host Kansas City survived a scare to remain undefeated.

Smith completed 24-of-36 passes - including scoring tosses to Anthony Sherman and Dexter McCluster - for the Chiefs (8-0), who have yet to allow more than 17 points in a game. Jamaal Charles gained 74 yards on 18 carries and added five catches for 46 yards while McCluster made seven catches for 67 yards.

Jason Campbell was 22-of-36 for 293 yards and two TDs in his first start for the Browns (3-5), who have lost three in a row. Josh Gordon had five receptions for 132 yards and a score while tight end Jordan Cameron caught four passes for 81 yards.

Kansas City jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a pair of first-quarter field goals by Ryan Succop and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Sherman with 10:26 remaining in the second. Cleveland got within 20-10 at halftime as Campbell connected with Gordon on a 39-yard scoring strike and Billy Cundiff booted a 44-yard field goal just before the break.

Campbell got the Browns within three in the third quarter, hitting Fozzy Whittaker with a 17-yard TD toss with 9:58 left. But Kansas City shut the door defensively and booted a late field goal to improve to 8-0 for the first time since winning its first nine games in 2003.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland's running game was nonexistent, as RB Willis McGahee led the club with 28 yards on nine carries. The Browns totaled 57 yards on the ground. ... The Chiefs registered one sack, raising their league-leading total to 36. ... Smith improved to 27-5-1 as a starter since 2011.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Kansas City
Willis McGahee Player Jamaal Charles
9 Attempts 18
28 Yards 74
3.1 Avg Yards 4.1
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 17
Receiving
Cleveland   Kansas City
Josh Gordon Player Dexter McCluster
5 Receptions 7
132 Yards 67
26.4 Avg Yards 9.6
1 Touchdowns 1
47 Long 28

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 340 57 283 2 1 0 6.0 0
Kansas City 331 136 195 2 3 0 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Chiefs have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Browns have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .250 after a loss.