Mrs. Arrowhead Pride and I spent the last few days in Mexico as one of our good friends was married. This meant that I was in Mexico as the Chiefs played the Browns on Sunday -- thanks for holding things down that day, Matt Conner and Chris Thorman -- so I didn't see much of the game. I am planning on re-watching it today but before I do I wanted to get your take on what I missed.
Which unit was most responsible for the Chiefs win over the Browns?
We'll call those guys the Teammates Of The Week (an honor from Arrowhead Pride second only to MVP awards from the NFL).
This was a game where the Chiefs offense was good early on but struggled in the second half. Although you'd like those field goals in the first half to be touchdowns, the Chiefs offense was still moving the ball well. Alex Smith was completing a lot of his passes and the numbers were good in the first half. Alex Smith was sacked a whopping six times on the day.
Likewise, the defense was excellent early on but then struggled at times in the second half. The Chiefs had a streak up to six straight series' forcing a three-and-out dating back to the Texans game the week before. Things were hot early on. But then they cooled considerably. The Browns came out in the second half as if they were a different team. Sean Smith was picked on. Joe Thomas shut Tamba Hali down.
Special teams had one of the biggest plays of the game in recovering a late fumble from the Browns.
This is one of those games where one side of the ball wasn't obviously better or worse than the other.
So, who won this game for the Chiefs?