Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers host the winless Cleveland Browns in Week 13. Chat with other Chargers fans on the open thread while watching the game.
The Los Angeles Chargers are up against the only winless team in the NFL. The Browns’ last win came against the Chargers, who was Cleveland’s only win last season (welp).
This game should be a cakewalk. Then again, we saw what happened last year. That said, we’re about to find out if Anthony Lynn’s Chargers are a different breed than Mike McCoy’s Chargers.
The Bolts are 5-6 and one game back of the AFC West and last wild-card spot. They are coming off two blowout wins against the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys, respectively. The defense is playing on another level, and Philip Rivers and the offense is starting to heat up at the right time.
The Chargers will be going into this one with a new kicker. Nick Novak was placed on injured reserve with a back injury and Travis Coons was brought up from the practice squad. Coons, 25, last played for the Browns in 2015, his lone season in the NFL. He connected on 87.5 percent (28-of-32) of his field goals that year.
That said, let’s see who is inactive for the Chargers.
Our #CLEvsLAC inactives:
QB Cardale JonesRB Branden OliverLB James OnwualuOT Michael OlaTE Sean CulkinWR Mike WilliamsDT Corey Liuget
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 3, 2017
The big news is that CB Casey Hayward will play. Hayward’s younger brother passed away earlier this week, but he’s back. DT Corey Liuget was limited in practice and will miss today’s contest, which means Jerry Attaochu, who’s been a healthy scratch plenty of times this season, will get some playing time.
As for the Browns, WR Josh Gordon, who has dealt with several suspensions during his career, is back and will play his first game since Dec. 21, 2014.
Let’s go Bolts!