Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt combine for 240 yards, 5 TDs in 37-21 Chiefs win

Cleveland kids lead rout of hometown Browns

Daryl Ruiter
November 04, 2018 - 6:18 pm
Kareem Hunt scores touchdown against Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – It didn’t take long for Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt to feel at home again.

Even if it was a bittersweet homecoming.

“Browns fans, I’m sorry we had to do it, but we’re about business over here in Kansas City,” Kelce said. “It’s fun playing with these guys in this locker room.”

The Chiefs’ dynamic duo torched the hometown Browns Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium for a combined 240 yards of offense and five touchdowns in a 37-21 victory to push them to an AFC-best 8-1 on the season.

“It’s a dream come true that I’m able to do something like that for my high school, the program and the coaches,” Hunt, who bought tickets for the Willoughby South football team to attend the game, said. “I really wanted to go out and win this game, because it means more to me than a lot of the other ones.”

Hunt put on a show, rushing for 91 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns on the ground – one and 10 yards respectively.

Hunt’s lone catch of the day was a big one. He did most of the work on a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to put Kansas City in front 7-0 early in the first quarter.

The Kelce got on the board with an 11-yard touchdown catch from Mahomes to go up 14-3 and take control of the game.    

“We were very tight all week. We knew we were coming home,” Hunt said. “Travis is one of my best friends on the team for sure. We can both relate because we came from this area and we know everything about it. It’s kind of special that we are on the same team and can go out there and have a big game for both of us. He had a big game and I had a big game, I think only Cleveland people scored today, so that’s a good thing.”

Kelce caught seven of nine targets for 99 yards, including two touchdowns.

“It feels amazing,” Kelce said. “I was a kid that grew up right down the street in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, dreaming of one day being able to play in this stadium in front of these fans. It’s a dream come true. It’s a cool feeling.”

Kelce’s 13-yard TD with 10:03 to play in the third quarter made it 28-15 sending a multitude of friends and family that were in the stands into a frenzy.

“I love every single one of them for coming out and showing support and wearing the red 87 instead of their usual Brownies jerseys,” Kelce said.

Mahomes threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the win. While he continues to lead the NFL with 29 TD tosses, he was happiest for the Cleveland kids.

“I mean Travis is always excited. But, yeah I knew they wanted to play well and win here in Cleveland,” Mahomes said. “They love it here in Cleveland so they wanted to play well in front of their families. It was cool for them to have a combined five touchdowns between both of them.”