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Quick Take: Browns/Chiefs

In Brief

» Last meeting:Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Browns a 31-28 victory over the Chiefs in Week 13 of the 2006 season.
» Streaks: The teams have split their last nine meetings (4-4-1), and the overall series is tied at 9-9-2.
» Last week: Cleveland finally beat Pittsburgh, snapping a 12-game losing skid to its rival with a 13-6 victory. ... A late desperation pass by Matt Cassel was intercepted as Kansas City lost to Buffalo, 16-10.

Keep your eye on ...Josh Cribbs out of the Wildcat: The Browns' most effective offensive set has come with Cribbs operating out of the Wildcat. He ran effectively against the Steelers, and his electrifying ability in the open field makes him a threat to go the distance any time he touches the ball.

Jamaal Charles' breakaway speed: Over the last five weeks, Charles has really come into his own. He has scored four touchdowns during the stretch and averaged 90.6 rushing yards per game. He should have an excellent opportunity to build on those totals against Cleveland's 28th-ranked run defense.

Players trying to save their jobs: When teams are struggling like the Browns and Chiefs, the final stretch of the schedule provides players a chance to make the case they deserve consideration for a roster spot next season. There will be several players on each team giving it their all in hopes of securing future jobs in the NFL.

Did you know?

These two teams have been outscored by a combined total of 293 points this season. ... This will be Cleveland's first trip to Kansas City since 2003. ... Eight different Chiefs have caught a touchdown pass this year.

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