Stats and Facts

Presented by

Stats and Facts: 12 things you have to know about Browns-Chargers

1. Jarvis Landry’s five receptions against the Ravens gave him 429 for his five-season career, which is the most in NFL history through a player’s first five seasons (previous record was 426 by Larry Fitzgerald). Landry is now the NFL record holder for most receptions in a player’s first two, three, four and five seasons.

2. In five games, the Browns have already experienced all five of the possible outcomes in an NFL game. They have a win in regulation, a win in overtime, a tie, a loss in regulation and a loss in overtime.

3. If the Browns defeat the Chargers on Sunday, it will boost their record to 3-2-1, which would give the team its best start through six games since the 2001 season when they were 4-2.

4. A Browns win Sunday would boost the team to 3-0-1 at home to start the year, which would be the first time they have been undefeated at home through four games since 1963 (4-0).

5. Denzel Ward’s blocked field goal against the Ravens was the first by a Brown since 2016, when Jamie Meder blocked a field goal attempt in the Browns’ Christmas Eve victory over the Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium.

6. Ward already has three interceptions on the season, and if he snags a fourth Sunday, he will be the first rookie since Kiko Alonzo (2013) to record four interceptions in his first six games.

7. Ward also has already won both the NFL’s Rookie of the Week and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in his young career.

8.The Browns ground attack is real. The Browns lead the league in rushing yards (723), rush attempts (157), runs of 10+ yards (23) and runs of 20+ yards (six).

9. Former Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin, nicknamed the Rabbit, holds numerous Browns punt return records, and his 11.2 career punt return average ranks third-best among active punt returners with at least 40 returns.

10. Chargers running backs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler are averaging a combined 201 total yards from scrimmage per game over the first five games of 2018, the highest combined total of any running back duo in the NFL.

11.Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has posted career highs in touchdowns (13), touchdown to interception ration (13/2) and quarterback rating (116.4) through the first five games.

12.Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is the NFL’s all-time leader in tight end touchdowns (115) and is third among the position in both receptions (936) and receiving yards (11,615). Browns tight end David Njoku was 6 years old when Gates signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent with the Chargers back in early 2003.

Related Content

Advertising