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Sun. 4:10pm: Browns win third straight, roll Chiefs 30-7 (photo)

December 9, 2012
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

CLEVELAND (AP) - Rookie Travis Benjamin's electrifying 93-yard punt return touchdown gave Cleveland momentum and the Browns won their third straight game, 30-7 over the emotionally drained Kansas City Chiefs today.

Benjamin's game-changing runback helped the Browns (5-8) continue their resurgence under second-year coach Pat Shurmur, whose future in Cleveland remains uncertain. The Browns have one more win than last season, and their longest winning streak since 2009.

Trent Richardson had a pair of 1-yard TD runs for Cleveland.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (80) breaks away from Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Neiko Thorpe (38) on a 93-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) blocks on the return.

Jamaal Charles ran for 165 yards, breaking off an 80-yard TD run on the game's first play for Kansas City.

It was the first road game for the Chiefs (2-11) following linebacker Jovan Belcher's suicide. The 25-year-old killed his girlfriend at their home before driving to the team's practice facility on Dec. 1 and shooting himself.

 
 
 

 

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