5 reasons Cleveland Browns beat LA Chargers, becoming AFC North contenders

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The Bakery will be open

Young quarterbacks are having tremendous success against the Chargers.

Despite Derwin James giving Denzel Ward a run for his money for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, the team formerly from San Diego can be carved up.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns in his Week 1 dismantling of LA. Jared Goff threw for 354 and three touchdowns.

With the Browns’ weapons on offense, Mayfield is more than capable of posting a 300-yard, multi-touchdown passing game.

He threw for 342 last week in the overtime win against the Ravens.

So why can Mayfield be successful against the Charger?

You just read about the Chargers lack of a pass rush. Name the last quarterback who complained about having too much time in the pocket.

He’s also excelled at keeping his eyes pointed downfield. The guy just doesn’t check down.

And he gets everyone involved. He completed passes to nine players in Week 5. Six of those players had at least two catches.

Armed with a solid rushing attack that will help keep defenses hones, Mayfield is poised to have a big day against the Chargers’ defense, which ranks 19th against the pass.