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Chiefs vs. Browns: 10 Stats to Know

The Chiefs host the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-5) host the Cleveland Browns (3-11) on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Here are 10 stats to know about the game:

1. The all-time series is tied—for now


The Chiefs and Browns are meeting for the 25th time in franchise history, with the series tied at 11-11-2.

In addition to the series record being tied, the scoring has been nearly identical between the two teams. In the 24 games, the Browns have outscored the Chiefs by a grand total of one point, 484-483.

The Chiefs are 7-3-1 in games against the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium.

2. With a win on Sunday, the Chiefs would tie a franchise record


The Chiefs have won eight consecutive games after starting the season with a 1-5 record, and with a win on Sunday, they would tie the 2003 and 2013 teams with nine consecutive victories—the most in franchise history.

The Chiefs have a plus-140 point differential during the current eight-game winning streak.

3. The Chiefs have dominated the fourth quarter recently

Over the past five games, the Chiefs have shutout their opponents 50-0 in the fourth quarter.

4. Turnovers continue to be key to success


With 2 defensive touchdowns last week against the Baltimore Ravens, the Chiefs now have 6 non-offensive touchdowns this season, which is tied for the most in the NFL.

They have a plus-15 turnover differential on the season, which is second only to the Carolina Panthers (plus-19). Their 27 takeaways have led to 119 points, which also ranks second in the NFL to the Panthers (124).

5. Chiefs vs. Browns: offensive and defensive comparisons




Net Yards Per Game

335.9 (24th)

334.3 (25th)

Yards Per Play

5.60 (9th)

5.21 (27th)

Points Per Game

26.1 (8th)

18.1 (29th)

Possession Average

30:46 (11th)

30:06 (18th)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game

122.8 (8th)

86.5 (T-29th)

Net Passing Yards Per Game

213.1 (28th)

247.8 (14th)

Had Intercepted/Yards



Sacks Allowed/Yards

44/-226 (29th)

46/-311 (30th)




Third down Pct.

37.9% (19th)

43.4% (8th)

Red Zone TD Pct.

55.1% (T-16th)

42.5% (%-31st)


12 (2nd)

25 (T-25th)

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Net Yards Per Game

335.4 (8th)

387.9 (26th)

Yards Per Play

5.14 (6th)

6.08 (30th)

Points Per Game

18.4 (3rd)

27.6 (31st)

Net Rushing Yards Per Game

92.2 (7th)

134.9 (31st)

Net Passing Yards Per Game

243.2 (17th)

252.9 (22nd)

Intercepted by/Yards



Sacks For/Yards

41/-253.0 (3rd)

28/-154.0 (22nd)

Opponent Fumbles/Lost



Third down Pct.

33.5% (6th)

41.0% (22nd)

Red Zone TD Pct.

62.2% (24th)

55.4% (14th)


27 (4th)

17 (T-20th)

6. Alex Smith and Andy Reid have had plenty of success against the Browns


Quarterback Alex Smith is 2-0 in his career against the Cleveland Browns, while head coach Andy Reid is 5-0.

Smith completed 65 percent of his passes with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions in those games, which came back in 2011 (with San Francisco) and 2013 (first year in Kansas City).

With a win on Sunday, Reid would tie legendary Browns head coach Paul Brown for 16th on the NFL's all-time wins list.

7. Key milestones within reach for several players


Jeremy Maclin is just 15 yards receiving shy of 1,000 for the season, which would give him the second 1,000-yard season of his career (2014).

Alex Smith is just 109 yards passing away from breaking his career best of 3,313, which was set back in 2013.

Cairo Santos needs just one more 50-plus-yard field goal to give him 5 for the season, which would break the current franchise record. Santos is currently tied with Nick Lowery (1980) with 4.

Tamba Hali (86) needs just 1 more sack to pass Neil Smith (86.5) for second on the franchise's all-time sacks list.

Ron Parker (6) is just 1 sack shy of breaking the franchise's all-time sacks record by a defensive back. Reggie Tongue currently holds the record (6.5).

Marcus Peters is just 3 passes defensed away from breaking the franchise record for most in a season, which was set by Brandon Carr back in 2010.

8. The defense will face an all-time great on Sunday in Browns LT Joe Thomas


Thomas has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight NFL seasons. He has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, starting all 142 career games.

He's the first offensive lineman in NFL history to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first eight seasons.

9. The field position battle is being won by the Chiefs

The Chiefs offense has an average starting field position of the 31.5-yard line this season, which ranks as the best in the NFL.

The defense's ability to create turnovers and the special team return units have been a positive for the Chiefs this season.

10. The defense has buckled up in short-yardage situations


On third-and-1 and fourth-and-1 situations, the Chiefs defense has allowed conversions just 43.5 percent of the time, which leads the NFL.

The NFL average is 63.5 percent.

Led by the guys up front, the defense is standing tall when it's called upon.


Game highlight photos from the Chiefs 23-17 victory over the Browns to remain undefeated at 8-0

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