The Browns have themselves to blame for letting Kansas City off the hook, and they know it.
After a dream first half, they slipped to a 33-29 loss behind a nightmare sequence including:
- A Nick Chubb fumble.
- A whiffed block that got Baker Mayfield hammer-sacked.
- A 75-yard Chiefs touchdown moments after a Browns TD provided a 29-20 fourth-quarter lead.
- A third-down underthrow to David Njoku followed by punter Jamie Gillan's drop of a snap.
- An interception that erased a plausible chance to win at the wire.
On the flip side, the Browns think the Chiefs got away with a big one.
Starting safety Ronnie Harrison got kicked out of the game in the opening moments after an 11-yard catch and run by running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The play ended near fifth-year Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis.
Lewis, a 41-year-old former NFL receiver, pushed Harrison but didn't knock him back very far. Harrison pushed back, sending Lewis into a dramatic backpedal.