Cleveland Browns vs. San Diego Chargers: Game Preview

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Sep 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback

Philip Rivers

(17) looks to pass in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

A Charged Up Offense

San Diego has a great offensive unit this year. Rivers is a long time Charger, who will be at the helm of the Chargers offense. Since coming into the NFL, he has been to the Pro Bowl five times. Rivers has thrown 77/103 for 891 yards, 5 TDs and 4 INTs this season so far.

While Rivers has been very turnover heavy this season (2 fumbles lost to go along with 4 INTs thrown), he has still thrown for a high completion rate (74.8%) and a lot of yards so far this season.

Rivers is one of the more underrated QBs in the NFL. His name is not put out there all that often but he has been the one constant with the San Diego Chargers throughout the years. It is because of him that the Chargers are constantly in the playoff picture.

Rivers has a plethora of weapons to throw to this season. Keenan Allen is his number one target at WR so far this season with a remarkable 29 receptions for 315 yards and 2 TDs.

While Allen gets the majority of the targets, Rivers does a great job of spreading the ball around to everyone on the field. Rivers’ second highest target is WR Stevie Johnson with 14 receptions and 173 yards and 2 TDs.

Following Allen and Johnson are: HB Danny Woodhead with 13 receptions for 120 yards, TE Ladarius Green with 10 receptions for 121 yards and a TD, and WR Malcolm Floyd with 7 receptions for 147 yards and a TD.

As you can see this is a really high-powered passing attack. The Browns will have their hands full in that department on Sunday afternoon.

The Chargers also used their first round draft pick on the highly coveted Wisconsin Badger, HB Melvin Gordon to headline their rushing attack. Gordon joins Woodhead in the Chargers backfield.

Together the two backs have rushed for 279 yards on 68 attempts (190 yards on 44 attempts for Gordon and 89 yards on 24 attempts for Woodhead).

The rushing attack has not shattered records this year but both are solid backs. You can expect the Chargers to do like every other team has and challenge the Browns run defense throughout Sunday’s game until the Browns prove they’re ready for it.

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