Chiefs Beat Browns, Improve To 8-0

By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer
By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Alex Smith threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the scrappy Cleveland Browns late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 23-17 victory Sunday and remain the NFL's lone undefeated team.

The Chiefs (8-0), off to their best start since 2003, built a 20-7 lead late in the first half before the Browns (3-4) made it a game.

Jason Campbell, starting in place of the ineffective Brandon Weeden, threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns.

The second scoring pass, a 17-yarder to Fozzy Whittaker out of the backfield, got Cleveland within a field goal early in the third quarter.

The Chiefs kept stopping the Browns down the stretch, though. They forced a turnover on downs with just over 2 minutes left, and Ryan Succop kicked his third field goal in the closing seconds to help seal the victory.

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^AP-NFL FINAL: KAN 23 CLE 17

NFL

Unofficial Final Statistics

Cleveland 0 10 7 0 -- 17
Kansas City 6 14 0 3 -- 23

First Quarter
KAN - FG, Ryan Succop, 42 yards, 11:22
KAN - FG, Ryan Succop, 35 yards, 4:46

Second Quarter
KAN - TD, Alex Smith, 12-yard pass to Anthony Sherman (Ryan Succop kick), 10:26
CLE - TD, Jason Campbell, 39-yard pass to Josh Gordon (Billy Cundiff kick), 2:44
KAN - TD, Alex Smith, 28-yard pass to Dexter McCluster (Ryan Succop kick), 1:11
CLE - FG, Billy Cundiff, 44 yards, 0:10

Third Quarter
CLE - TD, Jason Campbell, 17-yard pass to Fozzy Whittaker (Billy Cundiff kick), 9:58

Fourth Quarter
KAN - FG, Ryan Succop, 40 yards, 0:17

TEAM STATISTICS
CLE KAN
First Downs 13 18
Rushes-Yards 15-57 29-136
Passing Yards 283 195
Comp-Att-Int 22-36-0 24-36-0
Return Yards 95 90
Punts-Avg. 6-46.7 5-48.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 9-70 5-31

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING (Team: player, attempts-yards)
CLE: Willis McGahee 9-28, Jason Campbell 3-17, Chris Ogbonnaya 3-12.
KAN: Jamaal Charles 18-74, Alex Smith 6-40, Knile Davis 3-13, Dexter McCluster 1-5, Donnie Avery 1-4.

PASSING (Team: player, completions-attempts-interceptions-yards)
CLE: Jason Campbell 22-36-0-293.
KAN: Alex Smith 24-36-0-225.

RECEIVING (Team: player, receptions-yards)
CLE: Josh Gordon 5-132, Jordan Cameron 4-81, Davone Bess 3-27, Chris Ogbonnaya 3-15, Willis McGahee 2-0, Fozzy Whittaker 2-22, Gary Barnidge 1-3, MarQueis Gray 1-5, Greg Little 1-8.
KAN: Dexter McCluster 7-67, Jamaal Charles 5-46, Donnie Avery 3-31, Anthony Sherman 3-23, Anthony Fasano 2-14, Sean McGrath 2-25, Dwayne Bowe 1-7, Knile Davis 1-12.


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