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Chargers surge into share of 1st, keep Browns winless, 19-10

CARSON, Calif. (AP) After Adrian Phillips' late interception sealed the Los Angeles Chargers' third straight victory, they left their new home field as a first-place team.

Their miserable 0-4 start to the season seemed as if it happened years ago.

The 0-12 Cleveland Browns' nightmare still won't end. Not even against the only opponent they've beaten in nearly two years.

Philip Rivers passed for 344 yards and hit Keenan Allen for a touchdown, and the surging Chargers moved into a tie for first in the AFC West with a 19-10 victory over the winless Browns on Sunday.

Allen had 10 catches for 105 yards in his third straight big game for the Chargers (6-6), who have won six of eight to pull even with Oakland and slumping Kansas City atop the division with four games to go.

''No one ever flinched,'' Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. ''At 0-4, we still had a lot of football left, and that's how we've always looked at it. To be in this position doesn't surprise me at all, because guys have worked hard and they're committed to the process. They never stopped believing.''

New kicker Travis Coons hit four field goals as the Chargers grinded out a win over the Browns, whose only victory in their previous 30 games was a 20-17 win over the then-San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve last season.

Cleveland trailed 19-7 entering the fourth quarter, and Zane Gonzalez hit an early field goal before the Browns mounted a long drive.

But Joey Bosa forced a fumble with a vicious sack of DeShone Kizer deep in Chargers territory, and Denzel Perryman recovered with 4:48 to play. The Browns had another drive deep into scoring territory, but Phillips' pick ended it.

''They're a good young team, but we make plays,'' Perryman said. ''We're going into our fourth-quarter phase of the season now, and it's time to finish. We control our destiny.''

Josh Gordon had four catches for 84 yards in his first NFL game since 2014 for the Browns. The talented receiver had been suspended for over 2 1/2 seasons for numerous violations of the NFL's substance abuse policies, but was reinstated last month.

''It was real familiar, man,'' Gordon said. ''Football is something I have been doing my whole life. New stadium, that's about it, you know?''

Kizer passed for 215 yards and hit rookie David Njoku for a 28-yard TD late in the first half for the Browns, who took their 30th loss in 31 games since late in the 2015 season.

''All season, you can see that we're very close to getting where we want to go,'' said Kizer, who went 15 for 32 and was sacked three times. ''But I can definitely sense in this locker room that close isn't cutting it anymore. We need to get over that hill.''

STILL WINLESS

The Browns are 1-27 under coach Hue Jackson, who broke John McKay's NFL record for the slowest start to a coaching tenure with a franchise. Cleveland has four games left to avoid becoming the fifth winless team in NFL history and only the second in a 16-game season.

BIG GAME KEENAN

Allen made three catches on the Chargers' only scoring drive, and his 7-yard TD grab gave him four scores in three games. The fifth-year pro became the first player in NFL history with at least 10 catches for 100 yards and one touchdown in three consecutive games. He surpassed 1,000 yards for the first time since his rookie season in 2013. Allen directed praise back to Rivers.

''He's so consistent,'' Allen said. ''He's been amazing right now, getting us in the right place. He's making the right reads. He has eyes in the right places all the time.''

BACK IN THE GAME

Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward had three tackles and two passes defensed despite missing the week of practice to be in Georgia with his family after his brother was killed in a car accident on Monday night. ''When I got back out here, I just focused on football,'' Hayward said.

NEW FOOT

Coons went 4 for 5 on field-goal attempts as the fourth person to attempt placekicks for the Chargers this season. The former Browns kicker was signed this week to replace Nick Novak, who hurt his back last week against Dallas. Coons missed a 38-yard field goal on LA's opening drive, but subsequently hit from 21, 40, 22 and 27 yards.

INJURIES

Browns: TE Randall Telfer was evaluated for a possible concussion during the game. ... Rookie DB Jabrill Peppers injured his knee in the second half. He will have an MRI on Monday.

Chargers: Rookie WR Mike Williams and starting DT Corey Liuget were inactive.

UP NEXT

Browns: Return home to host the Green Bay Packers (6-6).

Chargers: Stay home to face the Washington Redskins (5-7) with postseason hopes in play.

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Key Players
D. Kizer 7 QB
215 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 46 RuYds
14
FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
344 PaYds, PaTD, -2 RuYds
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 12:03
Z.Gonzalez 35 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
11
plays
58
yds
3:59
pos
10
19
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:02
T.Coons 27 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
12
plays
66
yds
7:03
pos
7
19
Point After TD 10:35
T.Coons extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
plays
yds
pos
7
16
Touchdown 10:35
P.Rivers pass short middle to K.Allen for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
78
yds
4:25
pos
7
15
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
T.Coons 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
11
plays
75
yds
1:55
pos
7
9
Point After TD 1:55
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
7
6
Touchdown 1:55
D.Kizer pass deep middle to D.Njoku for 28 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
5
plays
65
yds
1:50
pos
6
6
Field Goal 3:45
T.Coons 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
7
plays
38
yds
3:29
pos
0
6
Field Goal 9:03
T.Coons 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-K.Clemens.
10
plays
60
yds
4:25
pos
0
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 25:03 34:57
1st Downs 17 23
Rushing 7 4
Passing 7 19
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 5-11 8-15
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 291 429
Total Plays 57 69
Avg Gain 5.1 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 89 94
Rush Attempts 22 25
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 3.8
Net Yards Passing 202 335
Comp. - Att. 15-32 31-43
Yards Per Pass 6.3 7.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-13 1-9
Penalties - Yards 4-24 5-62
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 3-39.0 2-36.5
Return Yards 63 100
Punts - Returns 1-12 1-9
Kickoffs - Returns 2-51 3-82
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-9
Kicking 2/2 5/6
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 4/5
Red Zone Eff. 0-2 -0% 1-4 -25%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-3 -33%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Browns 0-12 070310
Chargers 6-6 0910019
202 PASS YDS 335
89 RUSH YDS 94
291 TOTAL YDS 429
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Kizer 7 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.9% 215 1 1 66.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.5% 2038 6 15 58.1
D. Kizer 15/32 215 1 1 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Kizer 7 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 308 5
D. Kizer 5 46 0 17 14
I. Crowell 34 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
155 595 2
I. Crowell 10 41 0 16 4
D. Johnson 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 277 2
D. Johnson 7 2 0 4 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Gordon 12 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 4 85 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 85 0
J. Gordon 11 4 85 0 39 8
D. Njoku 85 TE
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 74 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 332 4
D. Njoku 6 4 74 1 33 13
S. DeValve 87 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 335 1
S. DeValve 3 2 33 0 25 3
K. Britt 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 233 2
K. Britt 3 2 10 0 7 1
D. Johnson 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 456 2
D. Johnson 4 2 10 0 11 1
I. Crowell 34 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 180 0
I. Crowell 1 1 3 0 3 4
C. Coleman 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 206 1
C. Coleman 4 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. McCourty 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-6 3 0.0
J. McCourty 9-0 0.0 0 0
C. Kirksey 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-38 0 3.0
C. Kirksey 8-0 0.0 0 0
J. Schobert 53 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
69-44 1 2.0
J. Schobert 7-5 1.0 0 1
B. Boddy-Calhoun 20 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-11 0 0.0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Peppers 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-11 0 0.0
J. Peppers 4-0 0.0 0 0
N. Orchard 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-8 0 1.0
N. Orchard 3-0 0.0 0 1
J. Taylor 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-12 0 0.0
J. Taylor 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Coley 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-13 0 1.0
T. Coley 3-1 0.0 0 0
C. Nassib 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 2.0
C. Nassib 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Shelton 55 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-11 0 0.0
D. Shelton 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kindred 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-10 1 0.0
D. Kindred 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Burgess 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-19 0 3.0
J. Burgess 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Garrett 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 5.0
M. Garrett 2-2 0.0 0 0
L. Ogunjobi 65 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-11 0 0.0
L. Ogunjobi 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Brantley 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
C. Brantley 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Nacua 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Nacua 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Z. Gonzalez 5 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
12/17 18/19
Z. Gonzalez 1/1 35 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 39.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
59 48.3 17
B. Colquitt 3 39.0 1 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Dayes 27 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 25.5 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 26.6 71 0
M. Dayes 2 25.5 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Johnson 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
D. Johnson 1 12.0 12 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.1% 344 1 0 103.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.1% 3292 21 7 96.0
P. Rivers 31/43 344 1 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Gordon 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 77 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
207 775 5
M. Gordon 19 77 0 29 9
A. Ekeler 30 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 198 2
A. Ekeler 4 19 0 9 3
P. Rivers 17 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 -7 0
P. Rivers 2 -2 0 -1 19
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Allen 13 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 10 105 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 77 1032 5
K. Allen 14 10 105 1 26 16
H. Henry 86 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 81 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 501 3
H. Henry 9 7 81 0 25 8
T. Benjamin 12 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 443 3
T. Benjamin 6 4 68 0 39 6
A. Gates 85 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 179 1
A. Gates 4 3 32 0 12 3
M. Gordon 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 302 4
M. Gordon 4 4 29 0 14 9
A. Ekeler 30 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 273 3
A. Ekeler 3 2 21 0 16 3
Ty. Williams 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 448 2
Ty. Williams 3 1 8 0 8 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Bosa 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-12 0 11.0
J. Bosa 7-0 1.0 0 1
D. King 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-2 1 3.0
D. King 6-0 1.0 0 0
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-24 0 0.0
J. Addae 5-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-6 0 8.0
M. Ingram 4-0 0.0 0 0
T. Boston 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-17 4 0.0
T. Boston 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-6 4 0.0
C. Hayward 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Perryman 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-7 0 0.0
D. Perryman 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-9 0 4.0
D. Philon 2-0 1.0 0 0
J. Attaochu 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
J. Attaochu 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-11 0 1.0
K. Emanuel 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mebane 92 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-11 0 0.0
B. Mebane 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. McCain 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 5.0
C. McCain 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Phillips 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-12 2 0.0
A. Phillips 1-1 0.0 1 0
Tr. Williams 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-7 2 0.0
Tr. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Palepoi 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 1.0
T. Palepoi 0-1 0.0 0 0
H. Pullard 50 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-21 1 0.0
H. Pullard 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Coons 5 K
13
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/5 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/5 1/1
T. Coons 4/5 40 1/1 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Kaser 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 36.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
55 48.5 19
D. Kaser 2 36.5 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 27.3 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 20.8 44 0
D. King 3 27.3 44 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Benjamin 12 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 8.3 65 1
T. Benjamin 1 9.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLE 19 5:14 8 42 Punt
2:16 CLE 28 3:48 9 35 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:03 CLE 25 1:49 3 -3 Punt
3:45 CLE 35 1:50 5 65 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:35 CLE 25 2:30 6 15 Punt
1:02 CLE 25 3:59 11 58 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:47 CLE 4 4:59 13 76 Fumble
2:08 CLE 33 0:54 3 36 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:46 LAC 4 7:30 13 76 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:28 LAC 37 4:25 10 60 FG
7:14 LAC 40 3:29 7 38 FG
1:55 LAC 21 1:55 11 75 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 22 4:25 10 78 TD
8:05 LAC 25 7:03 12 66 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:03 LAC 49 2:16 4 16 Punt
4:48 LAC 20 2:40 5 17 Punt
1:14 LAC 21 1:14 2 -2 Game