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Richardson’s Early TD the Difference as Browns Beat Chargers 7-6

A week after maybe his worst game as a pro, Browns RB Trent Richardson put on a show that the San Diego Chargers and their defense won’t soon forget.

Richardson raced through the San Diego D for a 26-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter, and the Browns defense along with some help from Mother Nature held it up the rest of the way, as the Browns won for the second time in 2012, topping the Bolts 7-6.

The winds were whipping all day, at times up to 40 miles per hour, and a steady rain fell the entire afternoon on Browns Stadium, making it tough for either team to get going.

TRich, who played through a rib injury, carried the ball 24 times for 122 yards for the Browns, who have won two of their last three, and are now 2-2 at home this year.

Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden completed 11-of-27 passes for 129 yards for the Browns, but didn’t make any big mistakes that could have lifted the Chargers to a comeback win.

Philip Rivers connected on 18-of-34 passes for 154 yards for the Chargers (3-4), who have lost three in a row. Ryan Mathews carried the ball 24 times for 95 yards.

Nick Novak kicked field goals of 43 and 31 yards for San Diego, which blew second-half leads in consecutive losses to New Orleans and Denver before its bye.

The Bolts had one golden shot to go ahead, but WR Robert Meachem dropped what would have been a 51-yard TD pass, and the Chargers never got another shot like that the rest of the way.

The Chargers had one last chance on offense following a punt from each team. San Diego started from its own 12-yard line with 2:36 to play. Rivers led the visitors to the 44-yard line of the Browns. However, four incomplete passes in a row resulted in a turnover on downs.

The Browns with the win can rest easy today, and will get ready for another home game next week as they host the Ravens at 1pm.

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  1. gerald kokoski

    November 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    i can;t beleive that we drafted trent and it been second and 2 three times today and pat calls a pss play to no avail as always give me a break i could do a much better job what is it going to take for someone to wake up we have been in the red zone 3 times no td;s
    come on use what we have no what pat wants he sucks i would fire him tomorrow serious this is a bussiness not a joke we have a team that could have won the division if we had someone with any brains get a grip call to i;ll call the plays from home and do a better job come on how long are people to be a fan of this crap

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