Browns-Chiefs: Game Notebook

Here is Dave Carducci's notebook from today's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: The Browns out-of-town support included a Galen Fiss and Vince Costello from the 1964 championship team. Both former Browns, who now live in the Kansas City area, sat just behind the Browns bench.

Siss, who spent the last 27 years in the insurance business in the tiny Dust Bowl town of Leewood, Kan., is best known for playing a "perfect game", according to his teammates, at linebacker in the 27-0 title win over the Baltimore Colts.

"I watched the film of that game fairly recently," said Fiss. "I still look at it every once in a while to get a good taste in my mouth - That game was a big factor in my life, as I'm sure it was in all of our lives."

Fiss and Costello, who started next to Fiss at middle linebacker, and every member of the 1964 team will be back in Cleveland on Sept. 10 for a special gala at Severance Hall celebrating the 40th anniversary of the last Cleveland championship.

HEIDEN HURT: The Browns lost starting tight end Steve Heiden to a sprained right knee on their second possession of the game. Kansas City defensive end John Browning pushed Heiden backwards into running back Lee Suggs on a sweep to the left, forcing Suggs to trip over the veteran tight end's leg.

McKINLEY STAYS HOME: Defensive tackle Alvin McKinley did not make the trip to Kansas City due to an unspecified illness. He spent at least part of the weekend undergoing tests at the Cleveland Clinic.

HENRY'S NEW LOOK: Anthony Henry said this week that he is embracing a new, quiet demeanor this season that is all business.

If Saturday was any indication, that's not the only change in Henry. The knock on the cornerback's game in his first two seasons was that he was a poor tackler. But on Saturday, Henry dropped two Chiefs runners for losses with impressive form tackles.

Henry dropped Chiefs Pro Bowl back Priest Holmes for a 5-yard loss, then stopped wide receiver Eddie Kennison just behind the line with an open-field tackle on a Kansas City reverse.

CHEAP SHOT: Butch Davis favorite Eric Westmoreland was knocked out of the game with a concussion just before halftime on a cheap shot by Chiefs starting center Casey Wiegman.

Browns fans might remember Wiegman as the man who ended Chris Spielman's career. That violent collision with Spielman during the 1999 preseason was a legal hit. Saturday's was not.

Wiegman leveled Westmoreland well after the whistle, igniting a brawl on the Chiefs sideline. Browns linebacker Kevin Bentley threw a punch in the melee, but was not penalized.

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