The Cleveland Browns are holding their own against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5 but they keep getting dealt blows when it comes to injuries
So far in their Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Cleveland Browns are holding their own as they look for a fourth win in a row.
Unfortunately, things aren’t coming easy for them due to their inability to stay on the field. Approaching halftime, they have already seen four starters on defense get banged up.
Denzel Ward went down with a neck and fellow starting cornerback Greedy Williams also went down and while he went back in the game, it wasn’t easy seeing him go down since durability has been a concern for him since entering the league.
Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah also had to head to the sidelines and as if that wasn’t enough, defensive tackle Malik McDowell was on the sidelines getting checked out after he sacked Justin Herbert on a big third-down play.
This is all in addition to them already being without starting cornerback Greg Newsome, left tackle Jedrick Wills, and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Even with the injuries, the Browns are fighting back. They just took a 17-13 lead as running back Kareem Hunt ran in a touchdown on fourth-down, to give the road team the lead back.
Cleveland is on a three-game winning streak and the Chargers have won their last two — including a win over the Kansas City Chiefs. A win by Cleveland would be huge for them as they could announce themselves legit contenders in the AFC.