Browns able to run the ball, lead at half

AP

The Chargers got on the board with a Nick Novak field goal as time expired in the first half, and the Browns are hanging onto a 7-3 lead.

Of course, hanging on is the operative term, as Ryan Mathews fumbled early, bringing more scrutiny on a guy that doesn’t need more.

The biggest difference is the way the Browns are running on the league’s second-best rush defense. They have 95 yards on the ground, with Trent Richardson getting 86 of them on 15 carries.

In a mess of a Cleveland day, being able to continue to run will give the Browns a solid chance to pull the upset.