KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs held a 20-10 lead over the Cleveland Browns at halftime of Sunday’s inter-division game from Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dexter McCluster and put the Chiefs back in front of the Browns by two scores, 20-7, with 1:11 left in the first half.
Smith engineered the six-play, 75-yard scoring drive in 1:33.
Earlier in the second quarter, Campbell threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Gordon and drew the Browns to within one score of the Chiefs, 13-7, with 2:44 remaining in the second quarter.
After Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop missed a 52-yard field goal, Campbell and the Browns wasted little time in getting to work on the offensive end.
On first-and-10 from the Cleveland 42-yard line, Campbell took the snap in the Shotgun formation and completed a 19-yard pass to tight end
On the next play, Campbell handed off to running back
Kansas City fullback Anthony Sherman turned a short pass from Smith into a 12-yard touchdown that extended the Chiefs’ lead to 13-0 over the Browns with 10:26 left in the first half.
Sherman caught a screen pass in the left flat and got two key blocks before racing to the pylon for the touchdown.
One of the biggest plays of the 14-play, 82-yard drive came on third-and-five from the Browns’ 35-yard line, as Smith was flushed from the pocket and motored down the sideline for a 23-yard gain.
Smith felt pressure coming from rookie outside linebacker
On the strength of two field goals from Succop, the Chiefs held a 6-0 lead over the Browns after the first quarter.
Succop converted a 35-yard field goal, and extended the Chiefs’ lead over the Browns to 6-0 with 4:46 remaining in the first quarter.
Succop’s second field goal of the game finished an 11-play, 47-yard drive that stalled at the Browns’ 17-yard line when outside linebacker
Succop’s 42-yard field goal put the Chiefs in front of the Browns, 3-0, with 11:22 remaining in the opening period. Succop’s kick capped off a nine-play, 64-yard drive that took 3:38 off the clock and started at Kansas City’s 12-yard line.
On the second play of Kansas City’s first possession, wide receiver Donnie Avery had a first-down reception go for eight yards, plus another 15 on a penalty assessed to Haden for unnecessary roughness.
Three plays later, running back Jamaal Charles turned a third-and-nine from the Chiefs’ 44-yard line into a first-and-10 from the Browns’ 32 with a 24-yard reception from quarterback Alex Smith.