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Quick Take: Browns-Chiefs

It was over when ...

Browns returner Joshua Cribbs breaks for the end zone on his record-breaking day.

(Ed Zurga / Associated Press)

Matt Cassel's desperation pass ricocheted off the cross bar on the game's final play. Cassel attempted to rally the Chiefs after Browns RB Jerome Harrison scored his third touchdown to give his team a 41-34 lead with 44 seconds remaining.

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Harrison rushed for 286 yards, breaking Jim Brown's single-game rushing record (237). Harrison came in with 301 rushing yards for the season. His career high before Sunday was 121 yards this season against the Cincinnati Bengals. Only a performance like that could overshadow Joshua Cribbs' two kickoff returns for touchdowns.

Key Stat

The Browns rushed for 341 yards, which gave them an advantage in time of possession, 34:25 to 25:35.


Cribbs returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, breaking and then extending the NFL career record. Cribbs' first kickoff-return TD of the game was the seventh of his five-year NFL career and broke the record that he had shared with five other players -- Dante Hall, Gale Sayers, Mel Gray, Travis Williams and Ollie Matson. He now has eight kickoff-return TDs. ... The Browns now lead the season series over the Chiefs, 10-9-2. ... The Browns won their second consecutive game and have now won back-to-back games for the first time since Week 4 and Week 6 last season (bye in Week 5).

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