Chiefs lead after first quarter

Posted by Matt Florjancic on December 9, 2012 – 6:43 pm

The Kansas City Chiefs held a 7-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns after the first quarter of play from Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Cleveland kicker Phil Dawson converted a 23-yard field goal attempt and drew the Browns to within four points of the Chiefs, at 7-3, with 3:53 remaining in the first quarter. The kick, which capped off an 11-play, 76-yard drive, was Dawson’s 300th career field goal. He is the 25th kicker in NFL history to reach the 300-field goal plateau and is 300 of 357 in his career (84.0 percent).

Dawson is the second-leading scorer in Browns history with 1,247 points and has the highest field-goal percentage of any kicker in team history. He has the seventh-best percentage in NFL history among those kickers with a minimum of 100 made field goals.

Following a false start penalty on Kansas City offensive lineman Russ Hochstein, kicker Ryan Succop missed a 27-yard field goal off the left upright in the East end zone and the score remained 7-0 in favor of the Chiefs with 7:53 left to play in the first quarter.

The Chiefs had driven to the Browns’ three-yard line and had a first-and-goal from the four, but the Cleveland defense got three straight stops before the missed kick.

On the drive, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn completed a 23-yard pass to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on third-and-eight from Kansas City’s 23-yard line. He later completed a 47-yard pass to Bowe down the Chiefs sideline that gave Kansas City a first-and-goal.

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead over the Browns 12 seconds into the game with an 80-yard touchdown run behind right guard Jon Asamoah.

Charles broke into the Browns’ defense and ran through a tackle attempt by Cleveland safety T.J. Ward en route to his second-longest touchdown run of the year. Earlier in the season, Charles ran for a 91-yard touchdown in an overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints.

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