Browns fend off Chargers in home finale

  • Browns fend off Chargers in home finale

Browns fend off Chargers in home finale

Winning the game probably boosted morale a bit and it also helped the hapless Browns avoid the humiliating "Perfect Season 0-16 Parade" planned for January 7.

Hue Jackson's first win as the Browns coach and the Browns' first win of the season came over San Diego, which must now live with the reality that it is "that team" that lost to the Browns.

Running back Isaiah Crowell did most of the heavy lifting, scoring two touchdowns in the win. He drove the Chargers to Cleveland's 28 with 28 seconds left. It was announced that quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion.

San Diego's Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Browns (1-14) their first win in 377 days.

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Browns cornerback Joe Haden was taken to the locker room with a neck injury in the third quarter. If the Browns end up winning at least one game, they could find themselves in a tiebreaker with the 49ers.

On the very next play, Johnson scampered down the field for a 22-yard gain down to the Chargers' eight-yard line.

Cleveland dominated San Diego on the ground. But the Chargers finally found some offensive rhythm and responded with an 11-play, 75-yard drive, Rivers connecting with Tyrell Williams from the 1.

The Browns face the Steelers next week in Pittsburgh.