Browns win third straight, roll Chiefs 30-7

Browns win third straight, roll Chiefs 30-7
December 9, 2012, 4:06 pm
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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, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) blocks on the return. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)


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 on Sunday.

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.

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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