Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden was quick to give credit to the defense for the team’s 7-6 win over the Chargers Sunday. When asked if he thought seven points would be enough to win, Weeden replied-
Not until I took that last knee, honestly. Our defense made a stop. Our defense, lets not kid anybody here, our defense won us that football game. You know field position was a struggle, the weather was a struggle but games like that in those conditions to have our defense play like they did, they won the football game for us. If I had a game ball I’d give it to those guys. They played their tails off and made play after play against a really good offense.
Defensive captain D’Qwell Jackson called it a team win.
It was a collective effort. I thought for the most part, offensively, we were able to sustain a lot of drives. Trent (Richardson), I thought he had a big day with the offensive line. Just being able to run in these type of conditions. Defensively, I thought we rose to the occasion. There were times where we didn’t get off on third down, but we would come to the sideline and talk about how the Chargers were attacking us. Everybody was in tune the entire ballgame and I think it was one of those days where things started to fall in place for us on both sides of the ball.
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