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Browns top Chargers for second home win in a row

  • By Associated Press
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CLEVELAND -- Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Cleveland Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Richardson, pulled last week against the Indianapolis Colts when he was ineffective because of a rib injury, carried 24 times as the Browns (2-6) won their second consecutive game at home -- and first for new owner Jimmy Haslam. Richardson scored on a 26-yard run in the first quarter, and the Browns were able to hang on despite not generating much offense in blustery, rainy conditions.

The Chargers (3-4) dropped their third in a row. They had a final chance, but quarterback Philip Rivers' pass was batted away by Browns cornerback Buster Skrine with 1:24 left.

Rivers finished 18-of-34 passing for 154 yards but had a potential touchdown pass dropped by Robert Meachem in the third quarter.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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