3. Cleveland Browns got wrong: Stop Mahomes’ rush
Getting the Chiefs off the field is no easy task, so when you’ve got Patrick Mahomes under pressure, someone’s got to make the play.
Alas, it’s Mahomes. Easier said than done. But after hearing about how athletic the Browns got on defense, it was hard to see Mahomes having success running the ball under duress.
A couple instances stood out: On 3rd and 7 with 10:31 to go in the third, Mahomes beat the pass rush and coasted to eight yards before stepping out of bounds.
In the first half, a broken play parted the seas for Mahomes to run through en route to a 5-yard touchdown scramble.
I realize Mahomes is more athletic than Chad Henne, but the Browns were supposed to be faster on defense, thus eliminating those types of plays. It was evident on these plays, at least in Week 1.