Wrap-up: Chiefs 16, Browns 14

September, 19, 2010
9/19/10
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Here are some thoughts on the Cleveland Browns' 16-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs:

What it means: The Browns fall to 0-2 this season and continue to struggle winning close games. This was considered the easiest part of Cleveland's schedule, which doesn't look good for the rest of the season. The Browns fell to 1-11 in home openers since they returned to the NFL in 1999.

What I liked: For the second straight week, Cleveland's defense played solid football but it wasn't enough to win. The Browns didn't allow an offensive touchdown to Kansas City and picked off Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel twice. Browns safety T.J. Ward was very active again, leading the Browns with 11 tackles.

What I didn't like: The Browns' offense was shut down in the second half for the second straight game. Quarterback Seneca Wallace provided a spark by throwing for 229 yards and a touchdown. But his interception in the third quarter went the other way for a touchdown and was a huge play in the game. Cleveland also struggles making adjustments after intermission as it blew it's second straight lead in the second half.

What’s next: Cleveland opens up division play next week with a road game against the Ravens. Cleveland now faces seven straight teams which had winning records a year ago and likely will be underdogs in every game. The Browns started 1-11 last year. They are getting off to another ugly start in 2010.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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