Cleveland Browns: Grades from thrilling victory over the Chargers
Wide Receivers: D
As is was for Cleveland’s offense as a whole, the play of the wide receivers could be summed up as a tale of two halves. In the first half, the Browns were marching down the field, finding open receivers left and right. With the exception of the first drive though, the second half was a struggle all throughout.
Eventually, Terrelle Pryor finished with three receptions totaling 36 yards, leading the wide receivers. This leaves him 87 yards short of the 1,000-yard mark entering the final contest of the year.
The Browns also found Andrew Hawkins for a chunk of 21 yards, and Corey Coleman twice for a total of 15 yards.
In total, the receivers only caught six passes. Against a San Diego secondary who has had its troubles and injuries this season, this number is a bit of a head-scratcher. The good news is though, Cleveland receivers came through when it mattered. With the offense completely falling apart and about to surrender possession late in the final frame, Coleman came up with a gigantic third-down reception which changed the course of the final minutes.