Who's Playing

Cleveland @ Kansas City

Last Season Records: Kansas City 14-2; Cleveland 11-5

What to Know

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns will face off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sept. 12 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Kansas City enjoyed a 14-2 record last season and almost won it all, losing the Super Bowl 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Likewise, Cleveland is coming off of an 11-5 season with hopes of advancing further than the second round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Chiefs 22-17.

A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Kansas City was the best in yards per game, finishing the 2020 season with 415.8 on average. Cleveland displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they ranked third in the NFL in rushing yards per game, closing the year with 148.4 on average.

Kansas City has the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • TV: CBS
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $105.44


The Chiefs are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Browns, according to the latest NFL odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Kansas City have won all of the games they've played against Cleveland in the last seven years.

  • Jan 17, 2021 - Kansas City 22 vs. Cleveland 17
  • Nov 04, 2018 - Kansas City 37 vs. Cleveland 21
  • Dec 27, 2015 - Kansas City 17 vs. Cleveland 13