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Browns at Chargers NFL Week Four Capsule

CLEVELAND – Here’s the official NFL capsule for Sunday’s matchup in San Diego between the Browns and the Chargers to be televised locally on CBS

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-2) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-2)

SERIES

BROWNS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER   14-8-1
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Pettine: 0-0 Mike McCoy: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 27-20 vs. Raiders L 31-14 at Vikings
LAST GAME 10/28/12: Chargers 6 at Browns 7. Cleveland RB Trent Richardson rushes for 122 yards & TD. Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson has game-high 15 tackles.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/5/06: Chargers 32, Browns 25. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 172 yards & 3 TDs. Chargers DE Jacques Cesaire has 2 sacks.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein, Scott Kaplan (field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Cle.), 138 (SD). XM: 231 (SD).

STATS

PASSING McCown: 33-57-390-2-1-83.2 Rivers: 76-102-890 (3C)-5-4-100.5
RUSHING Crowell: 37-128-3.5-1 Gordon (R): 44-190-4.3-0
RECEIVING Benjamin: 10-249-24.9-4 (T1C) Allen: 29 (T3L)-315-10.9-2
OFFENSE 316.7 402.0 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE -2 -3
DEFENSE 395.7 325.0
SACKS A. Bryant: 2.5 Emanuel (R): 1
INTs Gipson: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Lee: 54.3 (1C) Scifres: 46.5
KICKING Coons: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/3 FG) Lambo (R): 18 (6/7 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN completed 28 of 49 for 341 yards with 2 TDs last week & surpassed 1,000 career completions (1,011)…RB ISAIAH CROWELL (835) needs 165 scrimmage yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON (Round 3, No. 77 overall) had career-best 6 catches for 32 yards last week…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 4 TD catches in past 3, incl. 1 vs. Oak. last week. Has 12 career TDs (9 rec, 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS (1,904) needs 96 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career…Last week, TE GARY BARNIDGE had career-highs in catches (6) & receiving yards (105) & scored 1st TD since 12/8/13…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 25 tackles. Has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2004, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (16). Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20+ INTs (28) & 4+ sacks (4.5). Had 43-yard INT-TD in last meeting (11/6/11 with GB). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs…CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS (257) needs 4 TD passes to tie DAVE KRIEG for No. 13 all-time. Has 2-1 career record vs. Cle. & has passed for 738 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 97.8 rating. Since 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 37,397 pass yards (DREW BREES)…RB MELVIN GORDON (No. 15 overall) leads NFL rookies with 190 rush yards, incl. 51 last week vs. Min. In only career meeting (11/7/10 with NE), RB DANNY WOODHEAD had 92 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 38 rec.)…WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 12 catches for 133 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 5 TDs in past 7. WR STEVIE JOHNSON has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Since entering NFL in 2004, WR MALCOM FLOYD ranks 3rd in NFL with 17.2 rec. avg. (min. 200 catches)…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 25 tackles, incl. team-high 8 last week vs. Vikings. Since 2007, is 1 of 4 NFL players with 19+ INTs (19) & 6+ sacks (6). CB STEVE WILLIAMS posted 1st career INT last week.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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