The LA Chargers have yet another tough test in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season as they host the 3-1 Cleveland Browns. The Browns were picked by many before the season to win the AFC North and go on a playoff run and if the Chargers are a true playoff team then they should win this game.
You can't win them all and the Chargers losing does not necessarily mean they are not going to make the playoffs. However, a win here would continue the team's massive statement and if they also won in Week 6 against Baltimore then talks about them being the best team in the AFC would commence (if they haven't already).
We cannot look past the Browns, though, as they have one of the best rosters in the league. But how does it compare to the LA Chargers roster?
Comparing the LA Chargers roster to the Cleveland Browns roster:
Special teams: Advantage, Cleveland Browns
Look, things are going in the right direction for the LA Chargers special teams unit but there is still more work to be done. The Browns are no slouches in special teams, either, as they are on of the best teams in the league on that side of the ball.
Heading into this Week 5 matchup the Chargers rank second-to-last in special teams DVOA while the Cleveland Browns rank fifth. The important thing is that Tristan Vizcaino did not miss a kick in Week 4 and hopefully he continues that trend.
Let's get into the offense.