3. Brandon Staley vs. Kevin Stefanski
For the first time this season we are using the coaching battle as one of the key matchups that will determine this game as it will ultimately come down to which coach made the right decisions in the game vs. which coach didn't.
There are two really great football minds squaring off in this one. Kevin Stefanski was named the Coach of the Year last season and chances are that Brandon Staley is going to win Coach of the Year with the LA Chargers this year.
This is a game that is going to come down to the wire. There really are not any other matchups for either team to potentially exploit with it being a level playing field. Sure, the Chargers' receivers should be able to have success but it is not like they are coming up against slouches in the secondary.
The Browns are a sound football team that plays in a lot of close games and whether the LA Chargers win or lose one thing is for certain: it is probably going to be a one-possession game that comes down to the last drive of the game.
That is when the coaching difference is highlighted the most and while there is an entire staff of coaches that make these decisions, it ultimately boils down to head coach vs. head coach.
It is going to be a fun game to watch and could be a potential preview for a future playoff game this season.