With several opportunities to play spoiler to playoff contenders down the stretch, the Cleveland Browns fell short in a 30-23 loss to the San Diego Chargers. The score was a little deceiving as San Diego (9-3) jumped out to a 27-7 lead before Cleveland made a frantic push with 16 fourth-quarter points.
The Browns are now 1-11 on the season but there were a few positives to came out of Sunday's game.
Perhaps the biggest is Cleveland quarterback Brady Quinn had his second solid outing in three weeks. He threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns in a losing effort. His passer rating was 95.7, as Quinn continues to try to prove he can be the long-term solution at quarterback for Cleveland. Browns rookie receiver Brian Robiskie also received extensive playing time and had a career game with four receptions for 69 yards.
With a short week, Cleveland will host the rival Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6) Thursday in a nationally televised contest.