Belief in Jason Campbell: The Browns lost, but something floated in the air that was unmistakeable: Belief. The Browns were not despairing the way they were a week earlier in Green Bay. They understand Jason Campbell has limitations. But they believe in him and were buoyed by the way he played. As defensive tackle Phil Taylor said: “We can win with Jason.”
Ticked off: What made the difference in the Browns' defense from the first half to the second? Attitude, said linebacker Paul Kruger. The defense was ticked off at the way it played in the first half and set out to give the team a chance to win in the second. It did just that.
Didn’t see it: Josh Gordon had a chance for a big early play, and Campbell admitted as much. But Gordon never saw the deep throw down the sideline that Campbell sent his way early in the first quarter. It was an aggressive call, and it could have been a touchdown because Gordon said the ball was thrown perfectly. He just didn’t see it.
The Schwartz family: Mitchell and Geoff Schwartz became the first pair of Jewish brothers to play in an NFL game since the 1920s. Mitchell is a Browns tackle, Geoff a Chiefs guard. Their parents were in the stands, and Mitchell said his mother even had a half Chiefs-half Browns jersey for the game.