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Chiefs Safety Daniel Sorensen Prevents Browns Touchdown With Forced Fumble At Goal Line

Jan 17, 2021, 2:51 PM
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Wide receiver Rashard Higgins #82 of the Cleveland Browns fumbles the football out of bonds in the end zone for a touchback after hit from free safety Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU and current Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen caused a fumble at the goal line to prevent a touchdown by the Cleveland Browns.

Sorensen and the Chiefs hosted the Browns in the AFC Divisional Round on Sunday, January 17.

With 1:42 left in the second quarter, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield completed a pass to wide receiver Rashard Higgins. As Higgins ran towards the end zone, Sorensen lowered his head and forced the receiver to fumble the ball.

After the pigskin was knocked loose, it tumbled across the goal line and out of bounds for a touchback.

Officials reviewed the ball and the call on the field was upheld.

Kansas City marched 70 yards down the field before kicking a field goal on the following possession.

At the halftime break, the Chiefs owned a 19-3 lead.

During the first 30 minutes of action, Sorensen had two tackles.

The game between the Chiefs and Browns is broadcast on CBS.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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