The Cleveland Browns are still looking for that formula that would stop their losing streak this season. They continue to stay positive this weekend when they host the San Diego Chargers with hopes to score a win.
Despite staying positive, Branson Wright of The Plain Dealer wrote the Browns may not stand against the Chargers historically speaking. That gives more weight for the Browns to go to a match shy from ending with a 0-16 tally.
“The series between the Browns and Chargers started in 1970 and the Chargers hold a 15-8-1 series lead. The Browns last defeated the Chargers in 2012 (7-6 in Cleveland). But the Browns have lost six of their last seven against the Chargers,” Wright writes.
What the Browns can do?
The Browns are still embattled in the quarterback position with Robert Griffin III back from injury. Getting Griffin back to call the snaps did not help the Browns’ cause and coach Hue Jackson looks for answers. He even hinted using rookie Cody Kessler as well if things do not go as planned.
Griffin, however, as reported by the team’s website, will not take things lightly as Jackson’s potential decision motivates him. Griffin added that he will let Jackson do his coaching thing and he will do his on the field.
“Coach is going to do what he wants, he is the head coach,” Griffin said. “We are going to trust and believe in him and we know he believes in us as players. We will just go out and play ball and make plays happen.”
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Griffin added that he still needs to shake off the discomfort from his injury and he is ready to go. He explains he is working on getting back his speed and learning what the defense gives him on the field. Griffin stresses the Browns need to play as a team and bring out the individual potentials.
Key areas for the Browns against the Chargers
Aside from working with the quarterbacks, the Browns defense must double their efforts of they want to break the curse. Christian Kirksey helps the Browns down on defense while Emmanuel Ogbah and Jamie Collins made their presence felt as well.
As their defense make their efforts this weekend, Griffin and Jackson hope they could come up with winning plays. Many see the Browns as the laughing topic this season. But they failed to see the effort they put out every time they play.
It will certainly hurt going down 0-16 this season, but it does not stop the Browns’ determination to flow. The Browns hope that their positivity on things will pay off, especially when they play the Chargers on Christmas Eve.
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