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Chiefs 17, Browns 13

Chiefs keep streak going into playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The atmosphere in the Chiefs' locker room wasn't a whole lot different than any other victory during a franchise record-tying nine-game win streak. There were high-fives and congratulations, of course. But mostly a business-like attitude.

It was hard to believe the Chiefs had just qualified for the playoffs.

"We still have one more week left and there's still a lot to play for," said quarterback Alex Smith, who threw two touchdown passes in a tight win over the Browns.

When Pittsburgh lost to Baltimore moments later, the Chiefs clinched at least a wild-card spot. They can still win the AFC West with a win next week against Oakland and one Denver loss.

This from a Kansas City team that started 1-5.

"We didn't panic, that's the most important part," Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said.

Kansas City jumped to a 17-3 halftime lead but Johnny Manziel led Cleveland to 10 straight points before his incompletion to the end zone on fourth down with 2:55 left ended the Browns' chances.

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