Browns try to avoid going 0-15 vs struggling Chargers

SAN DIEGO (5-9) at CLEVELAND (0-14)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Chargers by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chargers 7-7, Browns 2-12

SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 15-8-1

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Browns 30-27, Oct. 4, 2015

LAST WEEK - Chargers lost to Raiders 19-16; Browns lost to Bills 33-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 25, Browns No. 32

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (26), PASS (8)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (9), PASS (22)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (25), PASS (28)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Tough-luck Chargers have dropped three straight and five of seven. ... It's been season of close calls for San Diego, which has played in 12 games decided by eight points or less. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers has perfect passer rating (158.3) on opening drives this season, completing 37 of 44 passes for 532 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. ... Rivers has started franchise record 174 straight games. Only Giants QB Eli Manning has longer active streak in league. ... Rivers' next 300-yard game will be his 51st and tie Hall of Famer Dan Fouts' franchise record. ... Rivers is 3-1 in career against Browns, throwing for 1,096 yards with five TDs and no INTs. ... Chargers WR Travis Benjamin spent four seasons (2012-15) with Browns, who drafted him in fourth round. ... Chargers rookie DE Joey Bosa, who played at Ohio State, leads team with 7 1-2 sacks. ... Chargers are only NFL team with one takeaway in every game this season. San Diego has at least one takeaway in 20 straight games. ... Browns trying to avoid becoming second 0-15 team in league history. Only 2008 Detroit Lions went 0-16. ... Browns have lost 17 straight since last season and are 3-32 since end of 2014. ... Browns haven't won since Dec. 13, 2015. ... Coach Hue Jackson sticking with QB Robert Griffin III, who made second straight start last week. Jackson said he won't hesitate to switch to rookie QB Cody Kessler if Griffin struggles. Jackson wants to see Kessler again this season. ... WR Terrelle Pryor, team's leading receiver, will try to play with torn ligament in right middle finger. Pryor has five catches for 22 yards in his past two games. ... Browns LT Joe Thomas was voted to 10th straight Pro Bowl this week, only fifth player to make it in first 10 seasons. ... Thomas has started 158 straight games and never missed a snap (9,791 in a row) since being drafted in 2007. ... Browns rookie DE Emmanuel Ogbah has team-high 5 1-2 sacks. ... Fantasy Tip: Browns struggle to cover tight ends, so look for Rivers to target rookie Hunter Henry, who has seven TDs in past 10 games, and veteran Antonio Gates.

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