A 30-7 drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Browns sent the Kansas City cheifs to 2-11 for the 2012 season. Jamaal Charles rushed for 165 yards, nearly half of it on an 80-yard touchdown run on Kansas City's first offensive snap. The rest of the offense seemed to be completely absent, something highlighted at SB Nation's Cheifs blog Arrowhead Pride:
You lose when ... you complete less than 50 percent of your passes. Brady Quinn was 10-of-21 and his only notable plays came in the first quarter -- a 23-yard pass to Dwayne Bowe and a 47-yard pass to Bowe. That's it. That's the only time the Chiefs threatened the Browns through the air.
Bowe, who leads Kansas City with 731 yards and a 12.8 yards per catch average, injured his ribs in the first half of the game and did not return. His 70 yard total still managed to lead the team. Quinn managed to spread the ball around, connecting with seven different receivers, but the offense was neverA able to gain any momentum.
Kansas City had trouble stopping the Browns in multiple ways, including a 93-yard punt return touchdown by Cleveland rookie Travis Benjamin, and a pair of touchdown runs by Trent Richardson that tied him with Jim Brown for most rushing touchdowns by a rookie in franchise history.
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