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Chiefs activate Tyrann Mathieu from COVID reserve

Chris Simms and Mike Florio examine the Cleveland Browns' chances of beating the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium and explain how the competitive playoff game between the two last season may affect the outcome.

When the Browns come to town on Sunday, the Chiefs will have one of their best defensive players.

Safety Tyrann Mathieu has been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list.

Mathieu tested positive for COVID on September 1.

The Chiefs also elevated defensive back Zayne Anderson from the practice squad. They’ve released Shakur Brown from the practice squad, and they’ve signed linebacker Elijah Sullivan to the practice squad.

The two-time defending AFC champions open the season with one of the best games of the day, a rematch of a 2020 divisional-round game that was far more competitive than expected.