A new dynasty has been born in Cleveland and the Browns are looking to keep it going.
The Browns are 8-0 this season and look to keep going in a big way in their quest for a sixth straight playoff berth.
With Cleveland winning the AFC North for the first time since 2010, the Browns have taken over the NFC South, becoming the first team since the 2008 Vikings to win at least eight of their first 10 games of the season.
The Browns have a winning record of 7-2 since the bye week of Week 4.
After a 10-0 start, the team fell to 0-4 in its last 10 games.
They are 8 of 16 (68.7 percent) in their past 11 home games, and have a 1-5 record on the road.
It’s a stretch that the Browns must win at home to avoid dropping a game.
On Sunday, they faced a Patriots team that has struggled to win since the start of the new season, and that includes a loss at Indianapolis that set up the AFC Championship Game for the second time in three seasons.
The Patriots have lost eight straight games and have allowed more than 100 points in four of the past five seasons.
New England has lost seven straight at home.
The Patriots have not beaten Cleveland since the 2014 season opener.
The Chiefs lost for the ninth time in 10 games, dropping two straight to the 49ers and Texans.
Kansas City’s offense is averaging just under 29 points per game, while the Browns average 32.3 points.
The Browns average just over 25 points per contest, with an average of 27.8 points per outing.
The Texans are No. 4 in the NFL in total offense, and rank third in scoring defense, holding opponents to 28.2 points per play.
The two teams have played seven times since the beginning of the 2015 season, with Cleveland winning each of the first two meetings.
The teams last met in Week 9, when the Browns were in their fourth year of playoff football and were 4-0.