Browns vs. Chargers score: Cleveland leads 7-3 at halftime

The Cleveland Browns have ridden a dominant defensive performance to a 7-3 lead over the San Diego Chargers going into halftime Sunday afternoon. Neither team is playing particularly well on offense, but the Browns were able to string together a strong drive in the first quarter to take the early lead.

The Chargers have been held to just 139 total yards so far on Sunday, with much of those coming on a lengthy opening drive that ended on a failed 4th-and-1 at the Browns' 30-yard line. Running back Ryan Mathews has carried the ball 11 times for 48 yards, but he's also lost a fumble.

Coming off a few underwhelming performances while limited by a rib injury, rookie running back Trent Richardson has looked like a top-10 pick on Sunday. He's already carried the ball 15 times for 86 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown run that's accounted for the game's only touchdown so far.

Brandon Weeden has been relatively quiet, competing 6-of-12 passes for 49 yards with no turnovers and no sacks. Philip Rivers was similarly inactive early before coming alive late, completing 12-of-18 passes for 83 yards over the course of the first half.

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