Chargers vs. Browns: Full Highlights and Recap

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The Cleveland Browns held serve at home, beating the San Diego Chargers by a score of 7-6.

As the score indicates, this game was a brutal defensive struggle. 

Neither starting quarterback could get anything going in the passing game: Brandon Weeden passed for 129 yards with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions, and Philip Rivers passed for 154 yards with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. 

Rookie running back Trent Richardson was the clear MVP of this game, rushing for 122 yards and the game's only touchdown on 24 carries.

Ryan Mathews was also productive on the ground for the Chargers, rushing for 95 yards on 24 carries, but he lost a fumble late in the first quarter. 

As a result of the lack of production from both offenses, there were a total of 15 punts on the day.

The Browns improved to 2-6 and will host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, while the Chargers fell to 3-4 and will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football on short rest in four days. 

 

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