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Chargers vs Browns Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 5 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Chargers vs. Browns expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 5 game.
Chargers vs. Browns expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 5 game. / AP Photos/Ashley Landis
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The 2022 NFL season is underway and the Week 5 schedule is full of exciting showdowns. One of the more interesting matchups is a showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns.

The Chargers snapped a two-game losing skid with a 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans last week, leaving time to tell if it was a sign of better things to come. The Browns weren't as fortunate in Week 4, though, suffering a 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on the road.

Can the Chargers string together back-to-back wins for the first time this year? Or will the Browns stand tall in front of a rowdy FirstEnergy Stadium crowd?

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Chargers vs Browns Week 5 matchup.

Chargers vs Browns Projections

ESPN FPIChargers (51.8%)
numberFireChargers (57.1%)
FiveThirtyEightChargers (52%)
Betting FavoriteChargers (-2.5)

Projected Winner: Chargers (4)

Chargers vs Browns Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Chargers (5), Browns (2)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsTBD
CBS Sports ExpertsChargers (4), Browns (3)

Expert Totals: Chargers (9), Browns (5)

When it comes to projections, the four highlighted sources are all backing the Chargers to win. While the experts' assessment isn't unanimous, 64.3% of them also side with a Los Angeles victory. 

As far as a Browns upset goes, their best shot at winning comes in at 48.2% on numberFire, so things there's definitely a realistic possibility for Cleveland to emerge as the victor.

Even though the Chargers are favored by most to win this game, it should be a close-fought battle regardless of the outcome.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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