CLEVELAND (1-2) at SAN DIEGO (1-2)
Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Chargers by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Browns 1-2, Chargers 1-2
SERIES RECORD – Chargers lead 14-8-1
LAST MEETING – Browns beat Chargers 7-6, Oct. 28, 2012
LAST WEEK – Browns lost to Raiders 27-20; Chargers lost to Vikings 31-14
AP PRO32 RANKING – Chargers No. 18, Browns No. 27
BROWNS OFFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (25), PASS (20).
BROWNS DEFENSE – OVERALL (27T), RUSH (32), PASS (14).
CHARGERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (15), PASS (4).
CHARGERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (9T), RUSH (28T), PASS (3).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Browns have lost three straight in San Diego since 30-24 OT win in 1991. … Browns QBs coach Kevin O’Connell played at San Diego State, spent time on Chargers roster in 2012. … Josh McCown could join Otto Graham, Brian Sipe and Brian Hoyer as only Browns QBs to throw for 300 yards in consecutive games. … Cleveland OL Joe Thomas has started all 131 career games and has not missed offensive snap since joining Browns as third overall pick in 2007 draft. His 8,095 straight snaps are NFL’s longest active streak. … Chargers TE Antonio Gates serves final game of four-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs. … Chargers have only one sack in three games, while QB Philip Rivers has been sacked 10 times. … San Diego’s eight turnovers tied for most in NFL with Detroit. … With ownership desiring move to Los Angeles area, this could be Chargers’ final season in San Diego. … Fantasy tip: Browns TE Gary Barnidge had career-high six receptions for 105 yards and TD last week, and with wide receiver Dwyane Bowe nonfactor so far, he may be developing into reliable target McCown desperately needs. Chargers WR Keenan Allen has shined twice this year, with 12 catches for 133 yards and two TDs in last Sunday’s loss at Minnesota, and 16 catches for 166 yards in season-opening win against Detroit.
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