Another familiar face. This one of the quarterback who gave Cleveland their lone win in the 2016 season, Philip Rivers, another elite quarterback that this Browns defense will have to face in the upcoming season. Don’t be too scared though, this one could be a favorable matchup for the team.
I’m not sure what it is, but the last three games against Rivers and the Chargers have been very kind to Cleveland. In that span, Rivers is 1-2, owning a 54.5 percent completion percentage and a 87.2 passer rating. Of all teams for Philip Rivers to struggle against, many would be surprised that Cleveland would be one of them.
But don’t let all of this fool you to just expect a W in the win/loss column. The 6-time Pro-Bowler and his team seem set for a bounce back season. With returning players like Melvin Ingram, Melvin Gordon, Joey Bosa, Casey Hayward, Jason Verrett, Travis Benjamin, Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry and one of the best drafts with Mike Wallace, Forrest Lamp, Dan Feeney, Desmond King and Rayshawn Jenkins coming in, Philip Rivers and the Chargers could be set up as one the surprises of the NFL season.