NFL Week 5 Game Preview: Cleveland Browns travel to West Coast to play the Los Angeles Chargers

WEEK 5

CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-1)
AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 133 (Cle.), 85 (LAC) | XM: 384 (Cle.), 228 (LAC) | SXM App: 807 (Cle.), 817 (LAC)

SoFi stadium during the day in March 2021. By Thank You – https www.flickr.com photos prayitnophotography, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 17-9-1
STREAKS: Chargers have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 10/14/18: Chargers 38 at Browns 14
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/3/17: Chargers 19, Browns 10

CLEVELAND BROWNS LEADERS

W 14-7 at Minnesota LAST WEEK

Kevin Stefanski: 0-0 COACH VS. OPP.

25.0/16.8 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

389.3 OFFENSE

Baker Mayfield: 74-113-935-2-2-89.7 PASSING

Nick Chubb: 69-362-5.2-1 RUSHING

Kareem Hunt (RB): 12-121-10.1-0 RECEIVING

250.3 DEFENSE

Myles Garrett: 6 SACKS

Malcolm Smith, Greedy Williams: 1 INTs

-1 (3/4) TAKE/GIVE

Jamie Gillan: 41.1 (39.3) PUNTING (NET)

Chase McLaughlin: 30 (9/9 PAT; 7/7 FG) KICKING

BROWNS NOTES

• QB BAKER MAYFIELD has 1,947 pass yards (278.1 per game) & 13
TDs vs. 2 INTs for 106.7 rating in his past 7 on road. 275+ pass
yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Has 95+ rating in 3 of his 4
starts in 2021.
• RB NICK CHUBB had 18th-career game with 100+ rush yards
(100) last week, 2nd-most since entering NFL in 2018. Ranks
2nd in league with 362 rush yards in 2021. Is only RB with 80+
scrimmage yards in each of 1st 4 weeks. Has 6 rush TDs in his
past 6 on road. RB KAREEM HUNT had 86 scrimmage yards (69
rush, 17 rec.) & 26th-career rush TD last week. Since 2017, is 1 of
3 (ALVIN KAMARA & CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY) with 25+ rush TDs
& 15+ rec. TDs (16). Aims for his 4th in row on road with rush TD.
Has 438 scrimmage yards (146 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.)
in 3 career games vs. LAC.
• WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 5 catches for 97 yards & TD catch
in his only career game vs. LAC (10/8/17 w/ NYG). Has 494
catches & 6,934 rec. yards in 84 games & can join JULIO JONES
as only players with 500+ catches & 7,000+ rec. yards in 1st 85
career games.
• DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 TFL in Week 4. Leads NFL with 6
sacks & ties-1st with 7 TFL. Has 25 sacks & 29 TFL in 28 career
road games. Aims for his 9th in row on road with 0.5+ sacks.
Rookie LB JEREMIAH OWUSU-KARAMOAH had career-high 7
tackles in Week 4. CB DENZEL WARD has 10 PD in his past 7 &
aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

LEADERS LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

LAST WEEK W 28-14 vs. Las Vegas (Mon.

COACH VS. OPP. Brandon Staley: 0-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 23.8/18.5

OFFENSE 391.0

PASSING Justin Herbert: 113-164-1,178-9-3-100.1

RUSHING Austin Ekeler: 50-283-5.7-2

RECEIVING Mike Williams: 23-306-13.3-4

DEFENSE 332.0

SACKS Joey Bosa: 2.5

INTs Asante Samuel: 2

TAKE/GIVE +3 (7/4)

PUNTING (NET) Ty Long: 44.3 (39.6)

KICKING Tristan Vizcaino: 25 (7/9 PAT; 6/7 FG)

CHARGERS NOTES

• QB JUSTIN HERBERT had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.6 rating last
week. Became 1st QB in SB era with 500+ completions (509) in
fewer than 20 career starts (19). Aims for his 3rd in row with 3+
TDs & 100+ rating. Since 2020, is 1 of 4 QBs (JOSH ALLEN, TOM
BRADY & PATRICK MAHOMES) with 5,500+ pass yards (5,514) &
40+ TD passes (40).
• RB AUSTIN EKELER had season-high 145 scrimmage yards
(career-high 117 rush, 28 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 4.
Has 18 career rec. TDs & surpassed DANNY WOODHEAD (17) for
most rec. TDs by undrafted RB in common-draft era. Aims for
his 3rd in row with TD & 4th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards.
• WR KEENAN ALLEN had 7 receptions last week & had 7+
catches in 3 of 4 games this season. Had 10 catches for 105
yards & rec. TD in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at
home vs. Cle. with TD catch. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in NFL with
431 receptions. WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5.
TE JARED COOK had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Since 2018,
ranks 2nd among TEs with 23 rec. TDs.
• DE JOEY BOSA had 50th-career sack & 8th-career FF in Week

  1. Has 3 sacks, 5 TFL & FF in 2 career games vs. Cle. & aims for
    his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with sack & 2+ TFL. LB KYLER FACKRELL
    aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. S DERWIN JAMES
    had 4th-career INT last week. Has 5+ tackles in 11 of 12 career
    home games. Rookie CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. aims for his 4th
    in row with PD.

COURTESY NFLmedia.com

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