posted on Nov, 7 2003 @ 02:37 PM
The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs probably will not need the help of another helmet toss on Sunday when they battle the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead
The Chiefs are the 11th team to start 8-0 since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Of the previous 10 teams, eight went on to the Super Bowl with six of them
Coming off its bye week, Kansas City also is the first team to start 8-0 since the Denver Broncos won their first 13 games in 1998 en route to winning
Super Bowl XXXIII.
And, the Chiefs only play two teams with winning records over their final eight contests of the season.
The Chiefs' revamped defence has been a major reason for their success. They have piled up a league-high 27 takeaways, including a season-high seven
two weeks ago in a 38-5 rout of Buffalo.
It is the second straight season the Chiefs and Browns are meeting. In week one last season, the teams were involved in perhaps the wackiest game of
the year, a 40-39 win for the Chiefs.