CLEVELAND — It wasn't the result we were hoping for, but the Browns' 33-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's season opener definitely gave us a lot to talk about.
Cleveland led for most of the game before faltering late in the second half, done in by several costly mistakes as well as the heroics of playmakers like Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill. Still, the team showed plenty of promise against a more-than-worthy opponent, helping validate predictions that these two squads will be among the NFL's best this year.
Now on Monday, we offer you a new segment called "3 Things About the Browns," a spinoff of Stephanie Haney's popular "3 Things to Know" podcast. Each week, Stephanie will sit down with "Voice of the Browns" and 3News sports anchor Jim Donovan to discuss the top topics surrounding the team, as well as preview what comes next.
Here's what they talked about after Week 1:
The Browns' young quarterback looked excellent for most of the game, but also threw an interception on the final drive that sealed the victory for the Chiefs. Jimmy gives his thoughts on Mayfield's performance and what it means for his future.
Jedrick Wills Jr.
The second-year left tackle went down early with an ankle injury and is now listed as "day-to-day." Stephanie and Jimmy discuss what his loss meant to the Browns in the game, as well as how long he could be out of the lineup.
The defense was also dealt an early blow when Harrison got into a shoving match with Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis, leading to the safety's ejection. Jimmy delves into whether or not Lewis should also be punished for his role in the skirmish.
Will the Browns be alright?
Even though the team looked good, Cleveland fans were obviously disappointed by the final result. However, Jimmy says we shouldn't be to worried, and that the Browns still look like they're in for a special season.
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