CLEVELAND — Come get some ... touchdowns.

The Browns were blown out 37-21 by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first game under interim coach Gregg Williams and suffered their fourth consecutive defeat.

The Chiefs scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions and were virtually unstoppable much of Sunday afternoon against the defense of Williams, whose popular catch phrase is "come get some."

In the aftermath of the Browns firing coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday, Williams was promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach and Freddie Kitchens switched from running backs coach/associate head coach to offensive coordinator, a role in which he called plays for the first time in a regular-season game.

The odds were obviously stacked against the Browns (2-6-1) amid the chaos, and they received no mercy from the Chiefs (8-1) at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 23-of-32 passing for 375 yards and three touchdowns with an interception for a rating of 129, and running back Kareem Hunt and tight end Travis Kelce enjoyed their Northeast Ohio homecoming while leading the Chiefs, who are on a three-game winning streak and whose coach, Andy Reid, improved to 7-0 against the Browns.

Hunt, a Willoughby South High School graduate, rushed 17 times for 91 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for a 50-yard touchdown. Kelce, a Cleveland Heights High School graduate, caught seven passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield had some bright moments, but not nearly enough. He went 29-of-42 passing for 297 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a rating of 95, falling to 1-5 as a starter.

The only good news for Mayfield is he wasn't knocked out of the game after safety Ron Parker hit him in the head as defensive tackle Chris Jones sacked him with 1:07 left in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor entered the game for a couple of plays while Mayfield was checked for a concussion in the medical tent on the sideline. He was cleared and returned to the game.

In Mayfield's first play back, he threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to running back Duke Johnson and took another sack on the subsequent two-point try. The Browns cut their deficit to 34-21 with 14:57 left in the fourth quarter but didn't pose a serious threat the rest of the way. Seldom used by Haley, Johnson finished with nine catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets and one carry for 8 yards.

The Chiefs bolstered their cushion to 37-21 when Harrison Butker made a 39-yard field goal with 9:27 remaining. Aside from the end of the first half, it was the first time their defense stopped the Chiefs.

The Browns advanced to the Chiefs 31-yard line with about five minutes left but Mayfield was picked off there by cornerback Steven Nelson.

The Browns trailed 21-15 at halftime, but the Chiefs made everything look easy as they extended their advantage.

They went ahead 28-15 when Mahomes and Kelce capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive by connecting for a 13-yard touchdown with 10:03 left in the third quarter. Kelce made a leaping catch with safety Jabrill Peppers in front of him.

With 7:28 left in the third quarter, Hunt rushed for a 10-yard touchdown two plays after fellow running back Damien Williams blocked Britton Colquitt's punt, causing the ball to roll out of bounds at the Browns 21. The score allowed the Chiefs to build a 34-15 lead.

The Chiefs scored a touchdown on each of their first three possessions, but the Browns countered enough to stay in striking distance through two quarters.

During the game's opening possession, the Browns faced fourth-and-1 at the Chiefs 49, and Williams went for it. The Browns converted when rookie running back Nick Chubb rushed for a yard. However, the drive stalled three plays later when rookie receiver Damion Ratley dropped a screen pass on third-and-6.

Colquitt's ensuing punt was downed by tight end Seth DeValve at the Chiefs 5 with 10:57 left in the first quarter.

The Chiefs then made a seven-play, 95-yard touchdown drive look easy. Hunt eluded linebacker Jamie Collins and made other defenders miss en route to scoring a 50-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Mahomes. The play allowed the Chiefs to seize a 7-0 lead with 8:14 remaining in the first quarter.

The Browns responded by marching from their 25 to the Chiefs 24, where by safety Jordan Lucas sacked Mayfield for a 9-yard loss on third-and-7. The Browns then settled for Greg Joseph's 51-yard field goal, which cut their deficit to 7-3 with 2:45 left in the first quarter.

Earlier during the same series, the Browns wanted a pass interference penalty called in the end zone on safety Eric Murray because he made contact with receiver Breshad Perriman on a deep pass from Mayfield, but no flag was thrown.

The Browns lost cornerbacks E.J. Gaines (concussion) and Denzel Ward (hip) to injuries in the first quarter, and free safety Damarious Randall (groin) was inactive. Gaines also missed the previous two games with a concussion.

A short-handed secondary proved to be a recipe for disaster against the high-octane Chiefs, who entered the game ranked first in the NFL in scoring (36.2 points per game) and third in offense (425.2 yards per game).

The Chiefs extended their lead to 14-3 with 13:30 left in the second quarter when Mahomes finished a seven-play, 75-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kelce, who made the catch in the end zone against the coverage of linebacker Christian Kirksey, the victim of a second-quarter hamstring injury.

The Browns cut the Chiefs' lead to 14-9 when Chubb rushed for a 3-yard touchdown to cap a 12-play, 75-yard drive with 6:29 left in the second quarter. Cleveland went for two points, but Mayfield's pass intended for Ratley in the back of the end zone was intercepted by cornerback Kendall Fuller.

To no one's surprise, the Chiefs fired back with little resistance from the Browns. Hunt capped a six-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard rushing touchdown as the Chiefs went ahead 21-9 with 2:24 left in the second quarter.

The Browns kept things interesting for a while, though, and sliced their deficit to six points shortly before halftime. Johnson scored a 19-yard touchdown on a catch-and-run from Mayfield with 26 seconds left in the second quarter. Mayfield and receiver Jarvis Landry connected on a two-point try, but Landry was tackled short of the goal line.

The Chiefs kept threatening to score again in the first half until cornerback Denzel Rice intercepted a pass from Mahomes on the final play of the second quarter.

Turns out, the Chiefs didn't need the points anyway as they cruised to victory.

Nate Ulrich can be reached at nulrich@thebeaconjournal.com. Read his Browns coverage at www.ohio.com/browns. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ByNateUlrich and on Facebook www.facebook.com/abj.sports.