The Chargers knew they were going to get all they could handle when the Browns came to town. With the 29th-ranked run defense, the Bolts knew they could have a really long day against the NFL’s top-rushing unit.
Unsurprisingly, everything the Chargers expected to get hit with happened, but this team — this team that’s obviously not your father’s Chargers team — found a way to compete until the very end and pull out a 47-42 victory.
The Browns truly did give the Chargers everything. Cleveland recorded 531 yards of offense and committed zero turnovers. And yet, they lost. One might ask, “How could that be?”
Well, until today, it never was.
Before Sunday’s game, no team in NFL history had ever recorded over 500 yards of offense, scored over 40 points with zero turnovers, and lost. Including playoffs, those teams were 463-0-0.
Through the 1p Sunday games, teams with 40+ pts & zero TO were 463-0-0 including the playoffs combined.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 10, 2021
If we add 500 yards to that it's 72-0 including the playoffs all-time combined.
For many Chargers fans, they’re used to being on the other side of a situation like this. Usually, it’s the Bolts who are making history in the worst way.
But not today. Not today, indeed.