Chargers cash in on second chance
SAN DIEGO — Chargers rookie Josh Lambo pushed a 39-yard field-goal attempt wide right with 2 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Browns jumped up and down, thinking they'd forced overtime.
Not so quick, fellas.
Cleveland defensive back Tramon Williams was whistled for offside, giving Lambo another shot. He sent a 34-yarder through the uprights, his third field goal of the game, to lift Philip Rivers and San Diego to victory.
"Thankfully I got a second chance," said Lambo, who beat veteran Nick Novak for the job. "I missed the first one and I just started laughing. Then I saw a flag on the field and said. 'Oh, okay, let's try again.' "
Said Cleveland coach Mike Pettine: "That's when you're in a desperation block situation. It's a very makeable field goal so you just say, 'Yeah, I got to try to time it up the best I can.' "