66 Degrees/ Clear
- Play Calling: The Chargers threw all over the Cleveland secondary. It was clear that they thought they could win by passing the ball as they threw for 355 yards on 43 attempts.
- The Chargers dialed up various different blitzes and got to Cleveland QB DeShone Kizer frequently. A vicious sack by Joey Bosa forced a Kizer fumble deep in the Chargers territory and that effectively ended the Browns comeback attempt.
- Personnel Utilization:
- Josh Gordon retuned from a lengthy absence and led the team with 85 yards receiving.
- Kizer has been benched previously in the season after a mistake. Kizer played one of his worst games, if not his worst this year. He was benched for far worse performances than the one Sunday.
- In-Game Adjustment:
- The Browns were blitzing Rivers frequently. While they were giving up yards, they were not giving up points and the game was never out of reach.
- The Chargers secondary played well down the stretch and limited Gordon to one catch in the second half.
- Game Management:
In a scoreless game and with 13:31 left in the second quarter, the Browns attempted a fourth down conversion (4th and 1) from the Chargers 35 yard line. The attempt fell short. While this would have been a long field goal, the Browns drafted a kicker with a strong leg in this year’s draft who is 1 of 2 from 50 plus yards this year.