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San Diego Chargers vs Cleveland Browns takes place Sunday with the Chargers still trying to erase the memories of their embarrassing performance in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Browns come into this Week 8 match up with a 1-6 record, and some could easily think they would be the perfect fodder for the Chargers to regain their confidence. However, despite their record they have shown some good football at times - they are a young and developing team, which also makes them dangerous. The Chargers must ensure they do not take the Browns lightly if they do not want to fall below .500.
Despite their poor record the Browns' rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has come good, averaging an impressive 278 yards per game over the past six games. He will have looked at this fixture and noticed that the Chargers have the worst pass defense out of all teams he has been up against so far this season. If Weeden can continue his good form he could cause the Chargers' pass defense further problems.
Josh Gordon has been connecting well with Weeden; he has 19 receptions for 240 yards and four touchdowns in the last three games alone. Weeden will be hoping to continue that rapport with Gordon to try and take down the Chargers' pass defense.
However, the Browns' pass defense has been terrible also, and their rush defense has been leaking far too many yards - allowing 4.5 yards on average per carry. The Browns defense has also allowed a shocking eight plays of 20 yards or more on the ground. If they continue that form today they will no doubt come out of this game 1-7.
San Diego Chargers vs Cleveland Browns is set to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.