Richardson Runs Wild, Browns Beat Chargers
CLEVELAND — The best decision the Cleveland Browns made on Sunday was to let Trent Richardson run wild.
The San Diego Chargers entered the day with the second best rushing defense giving up just an average of 71-yards a game, however after the first half, Richardson has 15 carries for 86-yards and one touchdown.
The Browns scored that touchdown after Pat Shurmur decided to go for it on fourth down by rushing Brandon Weeden up the middle for a one-yard gain.
Richardson then showed off what Browns fans have grown accustomed to this season, busting off a 26-yard run for the first score of the game.
The Browns defense has held its own early on forcing a Ryan Mathews’ fumble which Browns defensive lineman Billy Winn recovered.
The Browns defense gave up a 10-play, 55-yard drive which resulted in a Chargers field goal before the half. The Browns led 7-3 at intermission on a cold, cloudy and rainy Saturday.
The Chargers would only muster another field goal before the end of play, resulting in a Browns’ 7-6 win.
The Browns will try to continue their winning ways when the team takes on the Baltimore Ravens at home on Sunday. The game was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Notes: Chargers TE Antonio Gates returned to Northeast Ohio. Gates is an alumnus of Kent State University. He played basketball for the Golden Flashes. Gates had one catch for five yards in the first half.