Browns Stumbled In San Diego

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Oct 4, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback

Johnson Bademosi

(24) and outside linebacker

Armonty Bryant

(95) celebrate a missed field goal by San Diego Chargers kicker

Josh Lambo

(2) at the end of the fourth quarter that would have won the game at Qualcomm Stadium. However a penalty on Cleveland allowed Lambo a second chance and he did not miss as the Chargers won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers were down three offensive lineman and a starting corner back at the start of the game. They then lost another corner and two wide receivers during the game. However, it was the defense and penalties again that doomed the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns fell to the Chargers 30-27 despite an excellent performance from an offensive group that has really come on strong in the last couple of weeks.

With the game tied at 27, Chargers K Josh Lambo lined up for a potential game winning field goal. The Browns had put themselves in a bad spot with 11 penalties at the time of the field goal. However, when the kick sailed right of the posts, there was a glimmer of hope. Yet, penalty number 12 made it all for naught, as Tramon Williams was flagged for off sides.

This negated the kick while ending the Browns chances to scrape out an overtime win. Lambo’s second try went right down the middle and sent the Browns to a disappointing 1-3 record.

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