Los Angeles Chargers vs Cleveland Browns

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  • CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns entered Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers undefeated at FirstEnergy Stadium via the primary three residence contests of the 2018 common season, however the identical couldn't be stated when the clock ran out.
    The Chargers (Four-2) bought 132 yards and three dashing touchdowns from working again Melvin Gordon, and two passing scores from quarterback Philip Rivers to extensive receiver Tyrell Williams, who gained 118 yards on three receptions, on the way in which to a 38-14 win over the Browns (2-Three-1) Sunday.
    Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was sacked 5 instances and threw a pair of interceptions within the loss.
    Three:40 p.m.-BAKER MAYFIELD THROWS TD TO DAVID NJOKU
    CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns discovered their method into the top zone, however it was a case of too little, too late in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday.
    Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw a landing move to tight finish David Njoku in the fitting again nook of the top zone and adopted it up with a two-point conversion move alongside the again line to extensive receiver Antonio Callaway.
    Regardless of Mayfield’s landing move and the following conversion, the Browns trailed the Chargers, 35-14, with 12:26 to play within the fourth quarter.
    Three:16 p.m.-MELVIN GORDON III MAKES IT A HAT TRICK OF TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST BROWNS
    CLEVELAND -- Los Angeles Chargers working again Melvin Gordon III is having that form of a day in opposition to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
    Gordon rushed for this third landing of the sport and staked the Chargers out to a 35-6 lead over the Browns with Three:12 to play within the third quarter, and his effort capped off an 11-play, 81-yard drive that took greater than seven minutes off the sport clock.
    After reserve working again Austin Ekeler had finished a lot of the heavy lifting by way of transferring the ball down the sector, Gordon was known as upon when the Chargers bought into the pink zone, and he didn't disappoint.
    Gordon took the ball from quarterback Philip Rivers, ran round left finish, swatted away a sort out try within the backfield, sprinted up the sideline, after which, stutter-stepped his method round one other Browns defender earlier than hustling throughout the aim line.
    2:56 p.m.-CHARGERS GET QUICK SCORE AFTER INT
    CLEVELAND -- The Los Angeles Chargers wanted only one play and 5 seconds to reap the benefits of an interception from Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield early within the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
    On first-and-goal from the Cleveland 10-yard line, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers pitched out extensive to the fitting of the formation to working again Melvin Gordon III, and the highly effective rusher sprinted via the three ranges of protection and into the top zone for his second landing of the sport.
    Gordon’s third-quarter rating gave the Chargers a 28-6 lead over the Browns lower than 4 minutes into the second half.
    The offense bought the credit score for the rating, however it was the Chargers’ protection that bought the drive going, as defensive again Desmond King II learn the rollout from Mayfield, jumped the route, corralled the takeaway in entrance of extensive receiver Jarvis Landry and returned the ball for a 33-yard acquire.
    2:31 p.m.-BROWNS CONVERT LAST-SECOND FIELD GOAL
    CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns struggled to maneuver the ball for a lot of the primary half, however rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield engineered an eight-play, 59-yard scoring drive that kicker Greg Joseph capped off with a 28-yard subject aim as the primary half got here to an finish at FirstEnergy Stadium.
    Regardless of Joseph’s second subject aim of the sport, the Browns trailed the Los Angeles Chargers, 21-6, on the intermission.
    2:24 p.m.-CHARGERS BUILD ONTO LEAD OVER BROWNS
    CLEVELAND -- The Los Angeles Chargers bought away with a penalty and turned the chance right into a landing, in addition to a 21-Three lead over the Cleveland Browns late within the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
    Though it appeared that left sort out Russell Okung dedicated a false begin, no flag was thrown, and whereas the Browns’ line of defense gave up pursuit ready for the play to be halted, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers muscled a 29-yard throw down the fitting aspect of the sector for extensive receiver Tyrell Williams.
    Williams corralled the move ultimately zone for his second receiving landing of the sport.
    The Chargers’ third landing drive of the primary half coated 77 yards in six performs and took lower than 90 seconds off of the second-quarter clock.
    2:05 p.m.-CHARGERS STRIKE WITH QUICK TD DRIVE
    CLEVELAND -- That didn't take lengthy.
    After forcing a Cleveland Browns punt, the Los Angeles Chargers wanted simply two performs to journey 89 yards for a landing that staked them out to a 14-Three lead at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday.
    On the primary play from scrimmage, quarterback Philip Rivers took a snap and fired a move deep down the center of the sector to extensive receiver Tyrell Williams, who bought behind a pair of Browns defenders within the secondary. Rivers’ move to Williams moved the ball from the Los Angeles 11-yard line to the Cleveland 45.
    Then, Rivers went again to Williams, who regardless of being in the course of triple protection, wrestled the ball away from Browns defensive again Damarious Randall ultimately zone and was credited with a 45-yard landing reception.
    1:50 p.m.-BROWNS CUT INTO CHARGERS LEAD
    CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns took benefit of a brief subject and minimize away on the deficit in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday.
    After a strong punt return from defensive again Jabrill Peppers arrange the offense with a first-and-10 from the Los Angeles 33-yard line, a mixture of working performs from Carlos Hyde and a nine-yard throw from quarterback Baker Mayfield to extensive receiver Antonio Callaway moved the Browns to the Los Angeles 15.
    When the offense stalled, rookie kicker Greg Joseph transformed a 33-yard subject aim, which made it a 7-Three Chargers lead with 12:47 to play within the first half.
    1:30 p.m.-Cleveland Browns teammates, coaches completely happy to see Joe Thomas get enshrined into Ring of Honor
    CLEVELAND -- The quantity 10,363 is a really significant one to the Cleveland Browns, they usually acknowledged the person related to that quantity, former left sort out Joe Thomas, throughout as we speak’s recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
    The No. Three total choose within the 2007 NFL Draft out of the College of Wisconsin, Thomas was honored when “10,363” was enshrined within the Browns’ Ring of Honor to acknowledge his consecutive snaps streak over 11 years with the franchise.
    Thomas joined the Browns’ 16 Corridor of Fame gamers within the Ring of Honor.
    I feel it's unbelievable,” Browns coach Hue Jackson stated Thursday. “My time right here with one of many biggest gamers to me that has ever performed the sport at left sort out right here in Cleveland was particular to me. Watching Joe from a far, after which, having the prospect to teach him, I perceive why all of you guys thought that he was so particular as an individual.
    “Then watching him as a participant and watching a man who wouldn't take a play off -- I don't care what the aches have been or what the state of affairs was -- till he couldn't bodily do it anymore. I'll always remember strolling on that subject when he was down there and him not having the ability to stand up, understanding that this is likely to be it.”
    In December of 2016, Thomas was chosen to his 10th consecutive Professional Bowl, and went 10 for 10 in all-star recreation nods over his first decade with the Browns. With that choice, Thomas grew to become the primary Browns participant ever chosen to take part in 10 Professional Bowls.
    Thomas joined an elite group of athletes with the 10th straight choice, as defensive sort out Merlin Olsen (Los Angeles Rams), defensive again/working again Mel Renfro (Dallas Cowboys), working again Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) and linebacker Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants) are the one different gamers who went 10 for 10 in Professional Bowl appearances over their first decade within the NFL.
    To look at and look again on his profession and see what he has finished, man, that's superb to me,” Jackson stated. “No person else has ever performed that many [consecutive] snaps, and I have no idea if anyone else will try this once more for a very long time. It simply tells you the way necessary soccer was to him. To undergo the entire seasons that he went via when issues didn't go nicely, that doesn't occur on this league, and I feel that everyone knows that.
    I feel what he has finished, the way in which he performed, the way in which that he carried out himself with class inside this group, the way in which he carried out himself out locally and the entire good issues that he did for this soccer group won't ever be forgotten. Joe Thomas is a category individual and an incredible, nice soccer participant.”
    Along with his on-field accomplishments, Thomas was acknowledged for his efforts to assist locally.
    Thomas stays the one participant in Browns historical past to be the group’s Walter Payton Man of the 12 months on a number of events. Thomas was honored with the award in 2010, 2012 and 2016, and was a finalist for the 2012 NFL Walter Payton Man of the 12 months Award.
    Additionally, Thomas is the one participant in Browns historical past to be chosen for the PFWA (Professional Soccer Writers’ Affiliation) Dino Lucarelli Good Man Award a number of instances and was a two-time Browns Participant of the 12 months alternative by the native chapter of the PFWA.
    Thomas obtained the Browns’ Salute to Service Award in each 2016 and 2017, created a program to provide recreation tickets to members of the USO of Northern Ohio, and as soon as made a 10,000-mile, week-long journey to navy installations within the Center East to go to with troops as a part of the NFL/USO Tour.
    Thomas and his spouse, Annie, have given assist to quite a few charitable organizations in Northeast Ohio, together with the Cleveland Youngsters in Want Useful resource Middle, Windfall Home, the Larger Cleveland Meals Financial institution and Cleveland Animal Protecting League (APL).
    I feel Joe goes to be within the Corridor of Fame sometime, so for him to go within the Ring of Honor for his snap rely and simply what he has finished for town and the work he has put in for Cleveland is fairly cool,” left guard Joel Bitonio stated.
    He's form of one of many first guys that I've performed with that has had the chance to be acknowledged, and it's going to be enjoyable. I'm going to be enjoying the sport, however hopefully, afterwards, I get to hang around with him and get some dinner or one thing like that. I do know he's excited for this occasion. He has been speaking it up this weekend. I do know he's going to be actually appreciative of the followers, and hopefully, we get a win to maintain the followers completely happy after that ceremony.”
    1:13 p.m.-CHARGERS STRIKE FIRST AGAINST BROWNS
    CLEVELAND -- After getting a defensive cease and strong punt return, the Los Angeles Chargers constructed a five-play, 57-yard scoring drive that working again Melvin Gordon III punctuated with a four-yard landing run, which gave the guests a 7-Zero lead over the Cleveland Browns with 10:14 to play within the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
    Initially, Gordon was hit within the backfield past the five-yard line, however he muscled his method via the Browns’ protection and fought into the top zone for the landing.
    Previous to the scoring play, “chunk performs” helped the Chargers transfer down the sector.
    Earlier within the drive, Gordon had a 16-yard rush, which was adopted up by a 16-yard scamper from extensive receiver Keenan Allen on a jet sweep round left finish. Then, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers accomplished a 17-yard move to Allen that moved the ball from the Cleveland 21-yard line to the 4 to arrange the dashing rating.
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