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Spanos has to know Status quo not working for Bolts - Kevin Acee
I still say Spanos doesn’t choose this time to axe the head coach he went through the trouble of retaining in January. But I’ve never had Spanos blow me off the way he did Sunday night in the bowels of Cleveland Browns Stadium.
For Chargers defense, close isn't good enough - Kevin Acee
A streak of 151 games with at least one offensive touchdown seems like ancient history, as the Chargers have twice in the past five games failed to get in the end zone. Yesterday, two Nick Novak field goals were their only scores, as they fell 7-6 to the Cleveland Browns.
Bolts stick with Mathews; Wright not ready - Michael Gehlken
Wide receiver Robert Meachem was catchless on three targets. He has gone without a reception in three of the past six games.
Chargers Drop Ugly Game to the Browns - Ricky Henne
It Was Over When…The Chargers had a 4th-and-10 at Cleveland’s 44-yard line with 1:24 remaining in the game. Philip Rivers took the ball in shotgun formation and after allowing his receivers time to get downfield, fired for Malcom Floyd. Unfortunately, cornerback Buster Skrine was able to get his hand on the ball to tip it out of harm’s way. The Browns took over on downs and after a pair of kneel downs, the game was over.
Offensive Woes Continue for Bolts - Ryan Schuler
Against the 27th-ranked defense in the NFL, the Chargers gained only 265 total yards and were unable to find the end zone in poor weather conditions. But it was not because of a lack of opportunities. San Diego was twice inside Cleveland’s 25-yard line and twice settled for Nick Novak field goals.
Dropped Pass Haunts Meachem, Chargers - Ricky Henne
Midway through the third quarter, Philip Rivers hit Meachem perfectly in stride for a surefire 51-yard touchdown. However, the ball bounced off the receiver and fell harmlessly to the ground. The Chargers were forced to punt and couldn’t find the end zone the rest of the way as they were defeated by the Browns, 7-6.
Wrap-up: Browns 7, Chargers 6 - Bill Williamson
In the end, San Diego running back Ryan Mathews had a nice day as he had 95 yards rushing on 24 carries. However, Mathews’ fumbling problem caught up to him again early in the game. Mathews has to find a way to stop fumbling. It is hurting his team.