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Recap: Chargers Beat Browns 19-10

The Los Angeles Chargers moved into a first-place tie in the AFC West Sunday after a 19-10 win over the Cleveland Browns at StubHub Center.

Donning the Chargers' throwback royal blue uniforms, quarterback Philip Rivers and wide receiver Keenan Allen did their best "Air Coryell" impression on alumni weekend. Rivers finished 31-of-43 for 344 yards and a touchdown that moved him into seventh place all-time in passing touchdowns. Allen caught 10 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.

New Chargers kicker Travis Coons -- after missing a 38-yard field-goal attempt in the first quarter -- made one from 21 yards out in second quarter to put Los Angeles up 3-0.

Coons made a 40-yard field goal on the Chargers' next offensive possession, but the Browns quickly responded with a 28-yard touchdown from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer to tight end David Njoku. Cleveland's five-play, 65-yard drive included a 28-yard reception from wide receiver Josh Gordon, who played in his first NFL regular-season game since 2014.

Coons converted on a 22-yard field goal as time expired -- his third of the quarter -- to give the Chargers a 9-7 lead at halftime.

Los Angeles opened the second half with a 10-play, 78-yard drive that ended with a seven-yard touchdown reception by Allen. Coons' extra point increased the Chargers lead to 16-7. Allen has 33 catches for 436 yards and four touchdowns in his last three games.

After exchanging field goals, the Browns drove deep into Chargers territory with under five minutes remaining in the game. On third-and-goal from the 15-yard line, defensive end Joey Bosa sacked Kizer, who fumbled. Linebacker Denzel Perryman recovered and the Chargers took over from their own 20. Bosa now has 11.5 sacks on the season.

Chargers safety Adrian Phillips intercepted Kizer and returned it nine yards with 1:14 remaining to put the game on ice.

Tight end Hunter Henry had 81 yards on seven receptions. Wide receiver Travis Benjamin caught four passes for 68 yards against his former team. Running back Melvin Gordon ran for 77 yards on 19 carries.


The Chargers will host the Washington Redskins in Week 14 at StubHub Center. Kickoff is on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1:05 p.m. Pacific (CBS).

Chargers don their royal blues for the annual alumni appreciation game.

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