Chargers vs. Browns: NFL Week 16 Staff Predictions - Bolts From The Blue
Trap Game! The Chargers have absolutely nothing to play for. Cleveland wants to avoid the ignominy of a winless season. The game will be played in the elements, which I don't think will factor as much as others, but should be an advantage for the Browns. Browns HC Hue Jackson has a couple of weapons in Barnidge and Johnson, with plenty of experience how to use them against Chargers DC John Pagano. I think the Chargers should roll, but they'll almost find a way to lose - thereby helping McCoy's case and hurting their draft position.
Five Browns Questions With Dawgs By Nature - Bolts From The Blue
The Bengals were struggling, so I thought that'd be our final "best chance." The Bills were almost ready to fire Rex Ryan, so I thought that'd be our final "best chance." Now, the Chargers are traveling across the country on Christmas Eve, so that's our final "best chance." I think the talent gap is too big between Cleveland and most of the other teams (except San Francisco). The Browns' best chance of winning a game is if the other team has simply checked out for the year. At this point, we've been through so much losing that it'd be frustrating to win a game and lose the No. 1 overall pick to the 49ers because of it.