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Chiefs seek three-game winning streak, visit Browns

Nov 28, 2006 - 10:35 PM Kansas City (7-4) at Cleveland (3-8) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Kansas City Chiefs aim for their second three-game winning streak of the season Sunday when they visit the Cleveland Browns.

Since getting off to a 2-3 start, the Chiefs have won five of their last six games to vault themselves into the thick of the playoff race. They are tied with Denver for second place in the AFC West, two games behind San Diego.

Much of the Chiefs' success hinges on running back Larry Johnson, who has recovered from a slow start to lead the league with 1,202 rushing yards.

Johnson enjoyed his seventh 100-yard game of the season on Thanksgiving night, rushing for 157 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries in a 19-10 victory over Denver.

Johnson faces a Browns defense which ranks 25th against the run, allowing 133.5 yards per game.

Trent Green has won both of his starts for the Chiefs since returning from a severe concussion that forced him to miss eight games. He has thrown for just 263 yards with an interception in wins over Oakland and Denver.

Things reached an embarrassing level for the Browns in last week's 30-0 home loss to Cincinnati.

The Browns committed five turnovers, including four interceptions by Charlie Frye, and managed just nine first downs against the league's worst defense.

"This is pretty low," said Browns coach Romeo Crennel, who is 9-18 in two seasons with Cleveland. "Last year I was pretty low, too. I wasn't really expecting this."

To make matters worse, things boiled over during the loss to the Bengals when wide receiver Braylon Edwards approached Frye and exchanged words on the Cleveland sideline. At one point, a heated Edwards grabbed Frye by his jersey and teammates moved in between them to calm things down.

"Me and Braylon are fine," Frye said. "Our biggest opponent right now is us. We have to get on the same page and fight together. We have to stop fighting each other and start playing against the other team. If not, we are not going to win many games."

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