The San Diego Chargers continue their losing ways as they fall to the Cleveland Browns 7-6 for their fourth loss on the season.
The Browns struck first with a 26-yd TD run by Trent Richardson in the first quarter, and that was all they needed to put away the Chargers. San Diego replied with two Nick Novak field goals but failed to produce anything more. Philip Rivers was unable to deliver on the last drive the game, finishing the contest with an incomplete pass intended for Malcom Floyd.
The wet weather wreaked havoc for both teams as dropped passes were plentiful in this one. There was no shortage of muffed punts and fumbles as well. Ryan Mathews played well for the Chargers, rushing for 95 yards on the day but he was outmatched by the performance of Richardson. With the help of his fellow rookie teammate, Brandon Weeden, Richardson carried Cleveland on his back with 122 yards and a TD.
In what was supposed to be a recovery game for the Chargers, San Diego must now return home to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the Browns will savor their second win of the season before they face the Baltimore Ravens at home next week.