The Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers played out a thrilling contest at SoFi Stadium on Sunday afternoon for Week 5 of the NFL, with the Chargers claiming a 47-42 win.
At kickoff the Chargers were -130 favorites compared to the Browns at +114, with the line set at -2.0. The Chargers’ points total marked their highest score since Week 11, 2017 while it was a similar story for the Browns, who recorded their equal-third-highest total since Week 2, 2007.
The Chargers have now won three straight games and hold a 4-1 record this season. Meanwhile, the Browns sit 3-2.
The Chargers were superior in the air en route to their victory, compiling 381 passing yards, while the Browns relied more on the ground game with 230 rushing yards.
The Chargers never said die during this matchup, overturning a 27-13 third-quarter deficit. Austin Ekeler scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Looking at the quarterback battle, Justin Herbert was more productive than Baker Mayfield, throwing 26-43 for 398 passing yards and four touchdowns while adding 29 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Comparatively, Mayfield threw 23-32 for 305 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Apart from Herbert, Mike Williams was the Chargers’ top offensive performer, recording eight catches for 165 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Austin Ekeler was also impressive for the Chargers, recording five catches for 53 receiving yards and one touchdown while turning 17 carries into 66 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, David Njoku was the Browns’ best, managing seven catches for 149 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Here's how the standings are looking after Sunday’s result.