3 reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the Chargers in Week 5

Browns, Chubb and Hunt. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Browns will be battling the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday and they should beat them if these things happen

The Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers take to the field on Sunday and both teams are looking to start their next stretch of games with a win. While the Chargers have beaten the Browns the last three times dating back to 2017, Cleveland has the talent this season to beat Los Angeles.

One year ago, the Browns had a big lead against L.A. that they squandered in the end. That type of loss will be all the motivation the team needs this week when they play in front of their raucous home crowd.

3 reasons the Browns will beat the Chargers

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No. 3: Superior running game

The name of the game for the Browns starts with their run game featuring Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Throw in quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who can tack on a big run or two and is automatic on the quarterback sneaks on fourth down and one and you have the heart and soul of the team.

The Browns are currently ranked second in the NFL in rushing yards with 749 and are averaging 5.0 yards per attempt Chubb is second in the league behind Saqoun Barkley in overall rushing yards with 459. Barkley has had a history of injury so Chubb will likely overtake Barkley soon and could run away with the NFL rushing title by season’s end.

Last year when the Browns and Chargers played their run game was outstanding. Chubb ran for 161 yards on only 21 carries for an incredible 7.7 yards per carry average. Hunt ran for 61 yards and that included two touchdowns.

They couldn’t be stopped, and that type of effort will likely be seen again in this battle. The Chargers are ranked at the bottom of the league in giving up big numbers to their opponents as they are second worst at 5.4 yards per carry. Cleveland’s offensive line is one of the best and they should be able to create big gaps for both Chubb and Hunt to get their big runs.