The Browns have struggled all year - their 34-24 win two weeks ago against the Cincinnati Bengals - while the Chargers have only struggled lately. San Diego jumped out to a 2-0 start, but Philip Rivers has tossed eight interceptions in their last four games, culminating with a four-interception meltdown on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos. They've had an extra week to rest up as they come off a bye.
The Chargers have the top rushing defense in the league - only 71.2 yards per game - and Richardson has been dealing with a rib injury leaving the Browns wondering whether they should rest him until he is fully healed. They only mustered 47 yards on the ground in their 17-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, a game where they opted to rest Richardson for the second half. His absence put the ball in Montario Hardesty's hands, but mainly gave control of the offense to 29-year-old rookie Brandon Weeden, who has tossed ten picks to nine touchdowns in his first year in the league.
San Diego Chargers (3-3) vs. Cleveland Browns (1-6)
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 28; 1 p.m. ET
Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland
TV Schedule: CBS
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Opening line: Chargers -2.5