The San Diego Chargers dropped their fourth-straight after losing to the Cleveland Browns 20-17. The Chargers got on the board first off a drive that included a 50-yard completion from Philip Rivers to Travis Benjamin and a fourth down rush from Kenneth Farrow to move the chains. For the score, Rivers connected with Antonio Gates to make it 7-0, San Diego. The Browns tied it 7-7 off an eight-yard rushing touchdown from Isaiah Crowell. The Bolts regained the lead 10-7, after Josh Lambo made a 43-yard field goal; however, on the ensuing Browns' drive, Cleveland went 75 yards in 10 plays to take the lead 14-10 after a second touchdown from Crowell. The Browns capitalized on a Chargers turnover after kicking a field goal 10 plays off a Rivers interception for a 17-10 lead that the Browns took into halftime.
The Browns added three to their lead after Parkey's 27-yard field goal was good. On the ensuing Chargers' drive, Tyrell Williams came up big with two completions of 20 and 16 yards and ended up scoring a one-yard touchdown to put the Chargers within three. The score remained 20-17 heading into the fourth; however, on the Browns' second drive in the final quarter of action, Robert Griffin III went out and Cody Kessler entered the game. The Bolts got great field position with 4:49 left in the game and ended up getting down to the Cleveland 14; however, Lambo's field goal attempt was blocked and the Browns regained possession with 3:49 left in the game. The Browns eventually punted and the Bolts got the ball with 1:46 to go. On 4th-and-10, Rivers found Antonio Gates for a gain of 25 to move to the Cleveland 35. Unfortunately, it was too little too late as four plays later, Josh Lambo's 45-yard field goal was no good and the Browns clinched their first win of the season.
15:00 – On the first offensive play of the game, Philip Rivers threw deep to Travis Benjamin for a gain of 50.
11:24 – On 4th-and-1, Kenneth Farrow powered through to move the chains to the one-yard line.
10:53 – Antonio Gates scored his 110th touchdown to make it 7-0, San Diego.
9:49 – Damion Square sacked Robert Griffin III for a loss of eight.
7:59 – Facing a 4th-and-6, Griffin connected with Gary Barnidge for 10.
5:16 – Isaiah Crowell's eight-yard touchdown tied the game.
1:54 – Josh Lambo's 43-yard field goal was good.
1:13 – Crowell scampered upfield for 14.
13:08 – Griffin found tight end Seth DeValve to set up 1st-and-goal from the four.
12:42 – Crowell rushed off right guard for a four-yard score.
11:55 – On 3rd-and-9, Gates gained 11 to move the sticks.
9:46 – Rivers' pass was underthrown and picked off by Jamar Taylor. Taylor returned the interception 17 yards to the Cleveland 30.
5:33 – Griffin was sacked on third down by Jatavis Brown and Kyle Emanuel for a loss of four. On the next play, Cody Parkey's 49-yard field goal made it 17-10, CLE.
2:13 – Andrew Hawkins took in a Griffin pass, bobbled it, but then corralled it back in for a 21-yard gain.
:41 – Joey Bosa notched his 8.5 sack of the season after taking Griffin down for a loss of 11.
13:17 – Duke Johnson found a gaping hole and took the ball 22 yards to the San Diego eight.
11:44 – Parkey's 27-yard field goal made it 20-10.
9:45 – Rivers found Tyrell Williams for 20 on third down. On the next play, Williams gained 16 to take the ball into Cleveland territory.
6:09 – Williams made a one-handed catch good for a touchdown to put the Bolts within three, 20-17.
5:30 – Bosa made his presence felt again, sacking Griffin for a loss of four.
2:36 – Derek Watt took in a short pass good for 16 on third down.
:57 – Denzel Perryman got the Bolts their fifth sack of the day, taking Griffin down for a loss of five.
15:00 – Square got to Griffin again for a loss of five.
10:50 – Darius Philon converged on the QB this time to take the Griffin down at the line of scrimmage.
5:37 – Melvin Ingram sacked Cody Kessler for a loss of 10.
4:49 – Gates took in a pass on first down for 20.
3:49 – Lambo came on to attempt a 32-yard field goal but his attempt was blocked by Jamie Meder.
2:02 – Kessler was sacked by Korey Toomer for a loss of one to bring up a Cleveland punt.
1:06 – Gates gained 25 on a 4th-and-10 play.
:43 – Lambo's 45-yard field goal to tie was no good, and the Browns got their first win of the season.