Browns edge Chargers 7-6 in rough weather

Browns edge Chargers 7-6 in rough weather
October 28, 2012, 4:18 pm
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Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) gets a shove from guard Shawn Lauvao on his way to a 26-yard touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter of an NFL football game in the rain on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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CLEVELAND (AP) 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 at Indianapolis when he was ineffective because of a rib injury, carried 24 times as the Browns (2-6) won their second straight 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 straight. San Diego 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 for 154 yards but had a potential touchdown pass dropped by Robert Meachem in the third quarter.

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