Cleveland 7, San Diego 6

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 28, 2012
Location - FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature - 44°
Head Official - Jerome Boger
Attendance - 65337

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego 0 3 3 0 6
Cleveland 7 0 0 0 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 3-4 1-2 2-2 L3
Cleveland 2-6 2-2 0-4 W1

Recap


Browns 7, Chargers 6: Rookie Trent Richardson scored a touchdown and recorded his first 100-yard game as host Cleveland survived rainy conditions to snap a four-game losing streak to San Diego.

Richardson finished with 122 yards, including a 26-yard score on the Browns' first drive. Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden was 11-of-27 for 129 yards for Cleveland (2-6), which has won two of its last three games.

Ryan Mathews rushed for 95 yards for the Chargers (3-4), who have lost three straight and haven't scored a touchdown in six quarters. San Diego began its final possession at its 12-yard line with 2:36 to go, but turned it over on downs on the Cleveland 44 with 1:20 remaining after four straight incompletions.

Cleveland took a 7-0 lead on its opening possession when Richardson's score capped a 12-play, 70-yard drive. San Diego, which registered only 80 yards in its first five possessions, went 55 yards on 10 plays on its sixth to make it 7-3 at the half on Nick Novak's 43-yard field goal with three seconds left.

The Chargers closed to 7-6 when Novak slid a 31-yard inside the right upright with 2:36 remaining in the third quarter. Philip Rivers was 18-of-34 for 154 yards for San Diego.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Browns DL Emmanual Stevens left the game in the first half after suffering a neck injury and did not return. ... Chargers WR Robert Meachem dropped a would-be 51-yard touchdown pass while wide open over the middle with 8:52 to go in the third quarter. ... The teams combined for 15 punts, nine by Cleveland.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
San Diego   Cleveland
Ryan Mathews Player Trent Richardson
24 Attempts 24
95 Yards 122
4.0 Avg Yards 5.1
0 Touchdowns 1
11 Long 26
Receiving
San Diego   Cleveland
Ronnie Brown Player Josh Gordon
7 Receptions 3
85 Yards 46
12.1 Avg Yards 15.3
0 Touchdowns 0
25 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Diego 265 117 148 0 2 0 2.0 1
Cleveland 250 133 117 1 0 0 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Baltimore . The Browns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Chargers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.