With their first win of the season in the books, the Kansas City Chiefs have officially begun their campaign to make a third straight Super Bowl. A closer outcome than some might have expected, their victory in the 2021 home opener was an entertaining game that was competitive until the final snap.
Cleveland put up a great fight on the road in Week 1, looking every bit the part of a top AFC contender and turning heads with their potent mix of offensive talent. Despite taking an early lead that held until the fourth quarter, the Browns fell just short of the upset, clearly overwhelmed by Kansas City’s ability to rally and score when it mattered most. The Chiefs left themselves a lot of room for improvement, but are sure to be pleased with their 1-0 record heading into their matchup against an injured Ravens squad in week two. Here are our biggest takeaways from Kansas City’s first game of the new season: