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Browns do just enough, win for second time this year

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It’s one thing to lose to the Saints and Broncos, they’ve at least been good the last few decades.

But the Chargers have sunk to a new low, losing 7-6 to the Browns Sunday, the kind of game, frankly, that makes you wonder if people are getting fired.

The Browns were able to run well (133 yards) against what was the league’s second-ranked run defense, improving to 2-6 on the season. Trent Richardson, playing with painful ribs, had 122 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

Meanwhile, the Chargers managed to do not much at all.

After coughing up late leads against both Denver and New Orleans, the Chargers are clearly in a desperate spot, dropping to 3-4.

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26 Responses to “Browns do just enough, win for second time this year”
  1. panamon says: Oct 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    There was a blatantly missed PI and 3rd down with the Chargers that distance away from an easy FG to win, along with a possible missed roughing the passer on the SAME PLAY. What the hell were the refs doing?

    This better be reported somewhere, Chargers had the game with those calls and CBS didn’t even TAKE A LOOK or say anything or show one replay.

  2. icanspeel says: Oct 28, 2012 4:28 PM

    I wonder if the loss will finally do Norv in. Probably not since he has lasted this long, but when will the torture end for Chargers fans?

  3. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Oct 28, 2012 4:29 PM

    Con grats to browns and there fans. You all should be proud of your team the way they fight week in and week out.

  4. billsboy88 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:33 PM

    Low scoring slap fight between 2 struggling teams playing in a monsoon. Must have been compelling stuff.

    Anyone else glad they didn’t spend any time watching this game?

  5. jaycross05 says: Oct 28, 2012 4:38 PM

    You gotta crack on the Browns every chance you get don’t ya. The Saints have been good the last few decades?

  6. boltsmobilecutlasssupreme says: Oct 28, 2012 4:47 PM

    Fire norv and trade for Kirk cousins.

  7. stevesabato says: Oct 28, 2012 5:01 PM

    The Saints have been good since ’06. But that’s the same thing as a few decades…

  8. bringbackkosar says: Oct 28, 2012 5:06 PM

    Not pretty but a W nevertheless. This is the type of game we would usually lose on that last drive – today the defense held. Take heart Browns fans, this team is starting to gel!

  9. polamalurulz43 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:10 PM

    Take a chill, Norv and AJ. You will be fired before the end of the year. Ronnie Brown? Really? REALLY?!?

  10. bigdomdog says: Oct 28, 2012 5:19 PM

    A new low losing to the browns?? Geez man can you give the browns a little credit for winning?

  11. realfann says: Oct 28, 2012 5:19 PM

    You know whenever you say “frankly” you imply everything else you write is less than frank?

  12. gking11 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:37 PM

    Well, an ugly win’s better than a loss any day. Still, though, I highly question Shurmur’s idea to get cute on that reverse play that nearly blew up in his face. Plays like that are exactly why I don’t like him as HC and definitely see him on the way out at the end of the season. Plus, he’s too…mellow.

  13. joeychargers says: Oct 28, 2012 5:57 PM

    Fire Norv and ditch A.J Smith too. Now. Maybe then we can turn this horrendous season into a something better.

    Seriously. Please.
    -From a real Chargers fan

  14. dontfireheckertdotcom says: Oct 28, 2012 7:26 PM

    in a couple weeks, no one will want to come into cleveland to the the lowly browns people keep kicking.

  15. coop16 says: Oct 28, 2012 7:40 PM

    I keep reading that the Browns are turning the corner, getting better, yadda yadda yadda. I’d like to believe it, but it’s going to take more than two wins in the past 11 months to convince me. Let’s not get overly excited about a one-point win in the rain. Let’s see this team beat the Ravens and Steelers, or win three in a row, or post a couple of blowouts, before we start proclaiming that the team has finally turned the corner. A record of 2-6 at the midpoint means we’re on track to go 4-12 like last year, and that’s not exactly the right direction. I want more, and like any Browns fan, I think I’ve been plenty patient.

  16. ripseau says: Oct 28, 2012 8:14 PM

    How many other charger fans got real nervous knowing we traveled to the east coast only to play in the rain? Traveling east decreases testosterone production which causes lack of sleep. Chargers should have been in Ohio a week ago to prepare their bodies for an early east coast game. Inexcusable

  17. mullman76 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:44 PM

    @panamon: You’re a typical charger fan, looking for a flag. Just like Rivers after every single offensive play. It was clean, your bolts botched a road game they should have won.

    Best case scenario for the dirty bolts and the surging RAIDERS– Saints win…

    Go Brees..

  18. voyager6 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:46 PM

    I am a Bengals fan, but I am impressed with the Browns. They have had a lot of close games this year and in a couple of weeks, I expect they will have more wins than the Bengals, (since the Bengals are starting the hard part of their schedule) and the Bengals will soon be last in the AFC North.

    Good ‘ole Marvin will come out of the bye week, with even more running plays for a team that just can’t run the ball well.

  19. jameslongstaffe says: Oct 28, 2012 9:02 PM

    The Chargers are falling apart. As per usual, let’s see if we can dig out of a hole? I guess that is what happens when our team allows top players to leave. Vincent Jackson should have been signed 3 years ago, instead of playing a stupid game of “chicken”. Sproles should have been retained & Turner before that. Rivers & Gates are not what they were before, with those players on the team. Rivers is throwing off his backfoot & his play has been dropping over a 2 year span, & he’s my favourite player:( Jammer should be playing safety as his speed is a problem, & Cason plays soft like a baby. Any team with 2 good receivers, they cannot manage & that will continue to be a problem against good teams. The list goes on… perhaps when the team moves to Los Angeles, we can make a fresh start & leave behind the curse of being a loser.

  20. villa41 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:19 PM

    So many things wrong with this team and city. Suffice to say, the Chargers brief window of being a competitive team is at an end. This team will be in major overhaul mode (new owner, GM, coach, and QB) at the end of the season, if not sooner.

    The Dolts will be bottom feeders for the next two decades at least.

  21. raiderapologist says: Oct 28, 2012 9:56 PM

    ripseau says: Oct 28, 2012 8:14 PM

    How many other charger fans got real nervous knowing we traveled to the east coast only to play in the rain? Traveling east decreases testosterone production which causes lack of sleep. Chargers should have been in Ohio a week ago to prepare their bodies for an early east coast game.
    ——-
    East coast? I thought that was a lake.

  22. dasmol says: Oct 28, 2012 10:21 PM

    Really making it rough on us fans. At least I get to see their stellar play again, in just a few nights.

  23. thisisthepainkiller says: Oct 29, 2012 12:04 AM

    Lets see if Spanos addresses the media; a 3-4 record and all the other 2-4s, 1-4s, etc of the past kept him silent but after two games of blowing healthy leads must and now the loss of a Browns team that i think played more balanced ( while you heard Norv talking about simplifying the playbook ) should be enough to get Spanos out of his shell.

    This team needs a new GM and HC; the team needs to be evaluated from top to bottom and the elements that are not producing should be cut.

  24. bigbadal21 says: Oct 29, 2012 12:21 AM

    Steeler fan here. The Browns are a much better team than ANYONE gives them credit for to include a portion of their fan base. I see these NFL power ratings which always puts the Browns at or near the bottom when there are at least 10 teams that they would consistently beat. The Browns seem to fight to their last breath and that is all any fan can hope for.

  25. broncosnative says: Oct 29, 2012 8:52 AM

    panamon says: Oct 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    There was a blatantly missed PI and 3rd down with the Chargers that distance away from an easy FG to win, along with a possible missed roughing the passer on the SAME PLAY. What the hell were the refs doing?

    This better be reported somewhere, Chargers had the game with those calls and CBS didn’t even TAKE A LOOK or say anything or show one replay.

    Don’t make any excuses why the chargers lost, 6 points! They couldn’t score against the browns, they’ve lost 3 in a row, yeah things are going down hill fast for them and the raiders are gonna pass them in the division.

  26. audient says: Oct 29, 2012 9:50 AM

    You know what the Browns and Chargers have in common? Neither team has been a solid winner since Marty Shottenheimer coached them.

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