Chiefs complete comeback, edge Browns 33-29 in season-opener

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 17: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the snap at the line of scrimmage ageist the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KSNT) — The reigning AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat the Cleveland Browns 33-29.

After a slow first half start, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs offense electrified Arrowhead Stadium with 23 second half points, compared the Browns’ seven. Mahomes registered 337 passing yards and three touchdowns on 27 completions.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill led the receiving core in yards [197] with a monstrous game highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter which put in the Chiefs ahead of Browns for the first time all afternoon. Additionally, tight end Travis Kelce contributed a pair of touchdowns of his own.

Cleveland’s chances for a potential game-winning drive hit the fan when Baker Mayfield threw an interception with a minute and change remaining on the game clock, sealing the victory for the Chiefs.

Kansas City heads to Baltimore, Maryland next Sunday, Sept. 19 for a bout with the Ravens at 7:20 p.m. on NBC.

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