Browns-Chiefs Game Info Page

After the conclusion of our Browns-Chiefs game coverage last year, I took a solemn vow to never look at the game again, with one exception. Once a year, when I show the pictures to my children to remind them what horrors correspond to the term "whuppin'" (shudder). The weasels at NFL Headquarters have made me break down on my vow, however, by scheduling the Browns and Chiefs this pre-season. Here is information on tonight's game, including a scarifying trip back in time to 2003...

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs
August. 28, 2004
8:00PM EST
Arrowhead Stadium
Capacity: 79.451
Field: Natural Grass


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WKYC, Cleveland, Channel 3
Jim Donvan, Todd Blackledge

NFL Network (cable)
12 midnight, Monday morning
Noon, Tuesday


Here is our listing of Browns radio affiliates.

WMMS is the team's flagship station. The game will be called by Mike Snyder and Doug Dieken, with Casey Coleman. They seem to still be carrying a free live feed right here.

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In 2003, the Chiefs thrashed the Browns 41-20 in Arrowhead. With William Green, Ross Verba, and Barry Stokes out, the Browns offense struggled to keep up with Dick Vermeil's offensive powerhouse. While the Browns were able to keep Priest Holmes (92 yards, 2 TD) from embarrassing them on the ground, Chiefs QB Trent Green passed at will against the Browns. Green and the Chiefs amassed 348 yards through the air and reeled in three more touchdowns to Johnnie Morton, Tony Gonzalez, and Eddie Kennison. There were few bright spots for the Browns, but Andra Davis was undoubtedly the brightest: the Browns middle linebacker had four sacks in the losing effort.
Pre-Game Reading List

Davis looks to get good read against Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Browns quarterback Jeff Garcia has thrown only 12 times in two preseason games. Starting receiver Quincy Morgan has caught just two passes for 13 yards and his sidekick, Andre Davis, has been shut out.
Yahoo Sports

Browns ready for Kansas City
KANSAS CITY - There was a regular-season feeling to this week at the Cleveland Browns' practice facility.
Warren Tribune Chronicle

Offense is among Browns' Chief concerns
Inconsistency is a big issue as Browns prepare for third preseason game
Lake County News-Herald

Questions still remain for Browns
KANSAS CITY - Summer has surged to the acid test for the nationally dismissed and internally frisky Browns. If the question is, 'Where's the beef?' Dick Vermeil assures everyone it has been stocked right here. '
Canton Repository

Facing Defense a Chief Concern
With a new defensive coordinator in Gunther Cunningham, the Chiefs are bringing it from all over and stun-gunning opposing offenses.
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Barry's Game Preview

Expect things to be a bit rougher for the good guys today. Our opponents aren't the Detroit Lions (5-11), but rather a team that started the 2003 season 9-0 before faltering, and a team that has legitimate Super Bowl hopes in 2004.

The Chiefs were a dangerous team last season on offense and on special teams, but had defensive challenges which eventually cost them a shot at winning it all. To address this, the Chiefs have brought back defensive guru Gunther Cunningham who, based on last week's 24-7 pounding of the Rams, is whipping the unit into shape.

Traditionally, you will see starting units for nearly three quarters during the third pre-season game, and head coach Butch Davis admits that the Browns will do some game-planning during these final two contests to get into a regular season mode.

In their favor as they take on a much tougher opponent, the Chiefs are going on a very short week and coming off a high-profile game. Kansas City has had only a couple of days of rest since beating their geographic rival St. Louis on Monday Night Football. Cunningham has revved up the Chiefs defense to go after the passer, but the run-happy Browns and mobile quarterback Jeff Garcia have a chance to take them by surprise after a short week.

Today's game will see opportunities for extended playing time for the first unit, and will be critical in Davis' evaluation of possible starters at running back, left guard, safety, and linebacker. Unfortunately, Chris Crocker (concussion) will not get a chance to play this evening, but keep an eye out for Michael Jameson getting time with the first unit as a sign that Davis might be considering him at safety. Jameson has had an excellent pre-season.

- Barry




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