Browns look to end Chiefs perfect season Sunday in Kansas City

Week eight the NFL season has the Browns visiting one of the loudest stadiums in the league, Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City to take the NFL's only remaining undefeated team, the 7-0 Chiefs at 1 p.m. Sunday on CBS.

Both teams are lead by new head coaches in Rob Chudzinski for the Browns and Andy Reed for the Chiefs. That's where the similarities end. Chudzinski is in his first year as a head coach in the NFL, while Reed is in his 15th year as a head coach after spending the previous 14 season as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Browns hope to snap their current two game losing streak. These two teams meet last year in Cleveland, the Browns won convincingly 30-7.

The Chiefs have been the biggest surprise in the NFL in 2013. Andy Reed has turned around a Chiefs squad that finished 2-14 in 2012. The Kansas City offense is lead by quarterback Alex Smith, whom the Chiefs acquired from the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason. Another key to the Kansas City offense is the running game lead by one the league top rushers in Jamaal Charles who is currently third in rushing yards with 561 yards. The Chiefs receiving core is lead by veteran Dwayne Bowe.

The Chiefs defense is much improved in 2013. Kansas City enters Sunday's game ranked 10th in the league in total defense. The Chiefs lead the league in sacks with 35 coming in. The pass rush is lead by Tamba Hali and Justin Houston who are second and third in the league in sacks respectively. The Chiefs pass rush will be a tough task for both Browns starting quarterback Jason Campbell and the offensive line especially tackles Joe Thomas and Mitchell Schwartz.

Campbell becomes the 20th different starting quarterback for the Browns since the franchise returned to the league in 1999. Campbell replaces an ineffective Brandon Weeden who has lost his last six starts dating back to last season.

Campbell hopes to provide a spark like Brian Hoyer did back in week three in Minnesota when the Browns recorded their first win of the season. Campbell is in his ninth season in the NFL and Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner hope his experience in the Browns offensive system and his years of service in the league will be a formula for success on Sunday and moving forward.

Sunday will be the first time the Browns played in Kansas City since December 20, 2009. The Browns won at Arrowhead Stadium 41-34. The Browns have won two of the last three meetings against Kansas City. The last Browns loss to the Chiefs was a 16-14 decision in Cleveland on September 19, 2010.

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