The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns 16-14 on Sunday to continue their hold on the AFC West lead and take a 2-0 record. In week one, the Chiefs beat the San Diego Chargers largely on the contributions of the rookies.
So how did the rookies do in week two?
For the standards of a regular rookie class, they were very good. But for the Chiefs high standard to which they hold their rookie class, it was just good.
Safety Eric Berry had a solid game tying for the team lead in tackles but also made a couple of critical errors in pass coverage.
Dexter McCluster didn't see the ball much returning a couple of kicks and rushing the ball once for three yards. He wasn't much of a factor (but was a decoy at times).
Javier Arenas was shut down in the return game. Kudos to the Browns kick coverage team. It looks like Arenas and the Chiefs return game is already getting attention.
Tony Moeaki is the real star of this group. Though Matt Cassel is struggling, he's finding Moeaki, who lead the team in receiving for the second straight week. Moeaki ended with five receptions for 58 yards. He had a solid game overall.
Safety Kendrick Lewis got the start for the Chiefs because Jon McGraw was out with some a minor injury. Lewis, overall, had a good game and did well. He had a personal foul penalty that could have been costly.