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Browns vs Chargers Week 5: Browns Defense Still Struggling to Communicate and Stop the Rushing Attack

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
17 min read
  • The Chargers defense will be without star LB Joey Bosa (groin) on Sunday
  • Browns defense still struggling to communicate and stop the rushing attack
  • Watch Chargers vs Browns live on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 1:00 PM ET on CBS

Chargers vs Browns Week 5 Odds

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Team Point Spread Points Total Money Line
Los Angeles Chargers -3.0 (-110)


O47.5 (-110)




Cleveland Browns +3.0 (-110)


U47.5 (-110)




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Chargers vs Browns Week 5 Picks

Point Spread: Cleveland Browns +3 (-110) at Caesars

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Rumor has it that the Browns defensive line will be returning in full force for this Week 5 matchup and that is good news for anyone who wants to crack open their betting kitty for an underdog that should have the unstoppable force of DEs Myles Garrett (shoulder) and Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) back in the lineup.

That means Chargers rookie LT Jamaree Salyer and RT Trey Pipkins III will most likely have a long day unless they get help from the other linesmen plus some timely chips from RB Austin Ekeler and TE Gerald Everett, the team effort it takes to slow down that pair of quarterback hunters whose squad have a total of 8 sacks and 4 forced fumbles on the year.

The Los Angeles pass rush will be at a disadvantage due to the groin injury to their star LB Joey Bosa who is now out on the injured reserve list until further notice, which means DEs Morgan Fox and DT Austin Johnson will join LB Khalil Mack in facing one of the best offensive lines in the league.

Take the Browns and the points since they are the home team and their fans will make a lot of noise when QB Justin Herbert is on the field, and right now he is most likely going to be missing a key receiver, Keenan Allen (hamstring), so expect WRs Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer to step up here.

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Point Total: Over 47.5 (-110) at DraftKings

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This is a fun bet to see if you can outguess the oddsmakers who think that when you add up the final score of the Chargers and the Browns Week 5 matchup it will be 47.5 points and your job is to figure out if the actual total will be over or under that, a guessing game unless you do a bit of research.

For example, this season the Los Angeles Chargers offense has averaged 23 points per game, 12th most in the league, whereas the Cleveland Browns offense has generated 26.3 points per game, 6th best, and that total would be 49.3 points, or over what the oddsmakers predict, so that would be one way to make your bet.

Further data can help you make an even wiser decision, like the fact that the Charger’s defense allows opponents to score 27 points and the Browns defense allows the teams they play to score 23.8, still over what the sportsbooks predict, yet another reason to lean towards taking that side of the wager.

It will be an outdoor game by Lake Erie so the weather and wind could be a factor because if it is cold and windy on any level that might make it tougher to score, so be sure to look up those conditions as the game day gets closer, but for now, we recommend taking the over.

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Money Line: Cleveland Browns (+135) at BetMGM

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The underdog Cleveland Browns will be playing at home here against a banged-up LA Chargers team that will be missing its best defensive playmaker, Joey Bosa (groin), and most likely its best receiver, Keenan Allen (hamstring), plus they will be battling noise and maybe weather the entire game.

The Browns must continue to adjust to their temporary QB Jacoby Brissett and hope its D-line with a healthy Garrett and Clowney can make Herbert’s day a rough one, this 2-2 Cleveland team a few mental mistakes from being undefeated for the season as DC Joe Woods works out the communication issues in his secondary that continues leaving opposing WRs wide open.

Bet a hundred dollars that the Browns win outright, and you will win $135 plus your initial investment, but it will cost you a $154 wager on the Chargers to win $100 pls your bet back if they come out of Cleveland victorious.

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How to Watch Chargers vs Browns

  • What: Los Angeles Chargers vs Cleveland Browns
  • Where: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
  • When: Sunday, October 9, 2022; 1:00 PM ET
  • How: CBS
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

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