Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/28/12
It wasn’t the most magnificent work of art, but it was a Cleveland Browns win. Trent Richardson’s first quarter touchdown held up as the Browns defense was able to hold Phillip Rivers and company in check. The Browns stopped the Chargers from getting into field goal range on the final drive to eek out a 7-6 win. Richardson ran for 122 yards and the lone score, while both quarterbacks struggled to complete passes downfield and combined for just 284 passing yards. The Browns are now 2-6 and face Baltimore at home next weekend. Scoring Summary 1st QuarterSD – CLE 4:17 Cleveland BrownsCLE TD Trent Richardson rushed to the right for 26 yard gain (Phil Dawsonmade PAT) 0 – 7 2nd QuarterSD – CLE 0:00 San Diego ChargersSD FG Nick Novak kicked a 43-yard field goal 3 – 7 3rd QuarterSD – CLE 2:33 San Diego ChargersSD FG Nick Novak kicked a 31-yard field goal 6 – 7 4th QuarterSD – CLE None 6 – 7 Passing San Diego Chargers Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating Philip Rivers 18 34 154 52.9 4.5 1 6 0 0 65.1 Cleveland Browns Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating Brandon Weeden 11 27 129 40.7 4.8 2 12 0 0 55.9 Rushing San Diego Chargers Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Ryan Mathews 24 95 4.0 11 0 1 Ronnie Brown 4 17 4.3 7 0 0 Jackie Battle 3 6 2.0 6 0 0 Le’Ron McClain 2 5 2.5 3 0 0 Robert Meachem 1 -6 -6.0 -6 0 0 Cleveland Browns Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Trent Richardson 24 122 5.1 26 1 0 Brandon Weeden 4 4 1.0 4 0 0 Chris Ogbonnaya 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 Montario Hardesty 3 3 1.0 2 0 0 Joshua Cribbs 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 Receiving San Diego Chargers Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Ronnie Brown 7 85 12.1 25 0 0 Malcom Floyd 4 43 10.8 14 0 0 Antonio Gates 2 14 7.0 9 0 0 Dante Rosario 2 11 5.5 6 0 0 Ryan Mathews 2 9 4.5 6 0 1 Jeromey Clary 1 -8 -8.0 -8 0 0 Cleveland Browns Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL Josh Gordon 3 46 15.3 26 0 0 Greg Little 2 28 14.0 22 0 0 Benjamin Watson 1 14 14.0 14 0 0 Jordan Cameron 1 12 12.0 12 0 0 Trent Richardson 1 12 12.0 12 0 0 Chris Ogbonnaya 1 9 9.0 9 0 0 Joshua Cribbs 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 Alex Smith 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 Kicking San Diego Chargers XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts Nick Novak 0 0 2 2 43 100.0 6 Cleveland Browns XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts Phil Dawson 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 Punting San Diego Chargers Punt Avg Blk In20 TB Mike Scifres 6 46.5 0 3 0 Cleveland Browns Punt Avg Blk In20 TB Reggie Hodges 9 39.6 0 3 1 Kick/Punt Returns San Diego Chargers KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD Richard Goodman 1 21 21.0 21 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Chris Carr 1 11 11.0 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Eric Weddle 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 46 9.2 20 0 Cleveland Browns KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD Joshua Cribbs 2 47 23.5 25 0 2 7 3.5 7 0 Defense San Diego Chargers Tack Ast Sack Yds FFum FumR PD Int Yds IntTD Donald Butler 11 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Atari Bigby 7 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eric Weddle 6 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Takeo Spikes 5 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shaun Phillips 3 2 0.5 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 Antoine Cason 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quentin Jammer 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jarret Johnson 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Corey Liuget 1 3 1.0 9.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Melvin Ingram 1 1 0.5 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 Vaughn Martin 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Corey Lynch 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Antwan Barnes 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kendall Reyes 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cam Thomas 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jackie Battle 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Marcus Gilchrist 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cleveland Browns Tack Ast Sack Yds FFum FumR PD Int Yds IntTD Kaluka Maiava 9 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 James-Michael Johnson 8 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 D’Qwell Jackson 7 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Joe Haden 5 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Usama Young 5 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Buster Skrine 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 John Hughes 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Juqua Parker 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ishmaa’ily Kitchen 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 T.J. Ward 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sheldon Brown 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jabaal Sheard 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L.J. Fort 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Emmanuel Stephens 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson Bademosi 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Joshua Cribbs 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Christian Yount 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Craig Robertson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Trevin Wade 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ray Ventrone 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Billy Winn 0 0 1.0 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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