July 30, 2014

Box Score: Browns 7, Chargers 6

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
  • JeBron_Lames

    Ugly win, but a win’s a win. I still feel the Browns could be 5-3 (Philly, Cincy, and Indy). Really liking the way this team’s shaping.

  • Dee P

    agreed. win next week, you’ll have a two game winning streak heading into the bye….you’ll have a three game winning streak at home….and you’ll be 2-2 in the division. a win next week is huge.

  • cmm13

    THE BROWNS ARE UNDEFEATED UNDER HASLAM!! I TOLD YOU ALL LERNER THE WAS PROBLEM!!

    /mondayclevelandsportsradio’d

  • gren

    Except they lost last week…

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I think the sale wasn’t finalized until Thursday 10/25.

  • FearTheRoo

    I’m happy that they won, but Shurmur can’t expect to win many games only scoring 7 points. It just seemed like once they got the first touchdown out of the way, they were completely content sitting back and doing nothing the rest of the game.

  • BuckeyeDawg

    Darn shame we didn’t find a way to win the Philly and Indy games. 4-4 with the Ravens coming to town? That would be the biggest game this city has seen in several years.

  • mgbode

    Don’t be ridiculous. It’s easier than that.no marecic.enter run game.we win. :)

  • FearTheRoo

    To take a page from the Indians…what if?

    We’ve realistically been in every game. It comes down to the over-conservative play calling. I want to see the team put points on the board! not settle for punting on 4th and short, or screen passes on 3rd and 8. Just like I said about today, we get the lead and they just sit back and watch. Take advantage! score points and put the game out of reach.

  • Dee P

    You know if this season is simply all about building into something for future years, then why can’t we take the mentality that we are 4-4, and make this game a big stage based on that? Let’s put ourselves psychologically in that mode and take another step towards what we want. Treat this game like we are 4-4….and bring the Ravens in. No “big game” let downs.

  • Dave

    Given that it was wet enough for them to be basically playing with a greased watermelon on a field strewn with banana peels, playing it safe was probably a sound strategy. I’d rather see a 7-6 win than a 7-13 loss because of a botched offensive play.

  • Jaker

    I look at the Indy game and today’s game as a wash. If Meacham makes the catch, we probably lose. If Gordon didn’t drop the bomb in Indy, we probably win. I hate playing the ‘what if’ game, but I feel it’s fair to say the last two games could have gone either way. Outside of Buffalo and the Giants*, we’ve been in them all. Now it’s time For OUR blowout Victory, please

    *we were in the game for a while, but defensively we had no chance if stopping them

  • BuckeyeDawg

    That’s a fair way to look at it. Don’t forget It was a one possession game in the 4th quarter vs. Buffalo too. The 2nd half of the NYG game was really the only time all season where we’ve been totally overmatched and outplayed. It’s exciting to see us finally starting to turn the corner (knock on wood).

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Did you see that we ran the ball with Obi as the fullback? At first I was shocked that Shurmur let Marecic run the ball… then I realized it was not Marecic.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I was thinking that, except I was thinking it about the Philly game… a one point loss instead of a one point win, and we win the Philly game if Fort doesn’t drop the ball.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I’m with FTR… we botched the pitch on a double reverse and almost gave the Chargers the ball in a bad place. I think there’s risk in throwing the ball downfield when it’s wet, but there’s also risk in a simple handoff on a dive when the ball is soaking like that. I really wanted to see us stretch the field at least once to keep the Chargers defense honest.

  • Dee P

    Don’t forget how fortunate we were in recovering Hardesty’s fumble as well….that was as conservative of a run as you can get.

  • Jaker

    Yeah i agree about Philly, I just look at the two WR drops as equally important plays for the two teams. Also, I feel as though that Philly game was a completely different group of rookies playing there. Gordon and TRich were non factors and Weeden was awful. Team is different now

  • Jaker

    Key word: FINALLY haha