CLEVELAND – It wasn’t pretty – the game or the weather – but the Browns won their second straight home game Sunday.
The Browns (2-6) scored on their first drive, then held on at a drenched Cleveland Browns Stadium for a 7-6 win over the San Diego Chargers (3-4).
The Browns punted nine straight times after the touchdown before taking a knee at the end. But they didn’t commit a turnover and got a good day from the defense, which didn’t allow a touchdown.
San Diego moved to the Cleveland 44-yard line with 1:24 left, but cornerback Buster Skrine deflected a fourth-down pass to seal the win.
The Browns got a 26-yard touchdown run from rookie Trent Richardson on the opening possession, and it turned out to be enough.
Richardson bounced back from an 8-yard game in Indianapolis last week and fought through his rib cartilage injury for 122 yards on 24 carries.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden was 11-for-27 for 129 yards.