A recent run of victories has the Browns being taken more seriously than ever, and their game against the Broncos on Saturday could be a matter of staying alive in the AFC postseason race.
Cleveland (5-7-1) has been playing its best football of the season, with wins in three of its last four games. Baker Mayfield has been the catalyst behind the success, with nine touchdown passes in his last four games. The Browns came from behind to beat the Panthers in Week 14, scoring nine unanswered points to erase a three-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Mayfield threw just four incompletions, and Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry combined for 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
The Broncos (6-7) snapped a three-game winning streak that had put them back in the playoff hunt with a Week 14 loss to the 49ers. It probably wasn’t a coincidence that Phillip Lindsay had his lowest rushing yards output (30) in seven games. The defense has been much better for Denver of late; it hasn’t allowed 30 points since Week 9, and the group as a whole is No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed.
The Browns and Broncos haven’t met since 2015, and Cleveland has not won the matchup since 1990, an 11-game drought.
What time is Browns vs. Broncos?
The contest will be the second of two Saturday games on the NFL slate and will take place on Dec. 15, 2018 at 8:20 p.m. ET. It is preceded by Texans vs. Jets, which is at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Where will Browns vs. Broncos be played?
Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver will host the game. The Broncos are an even 3-3 on their home turf, while the Browns have been much more prone to struggles on the road, posting a 1-5 record.
How to stream Browns vs. Broncos
Saturday night’s game is available to be streamed via fuboTV (7-day free trial) and will also be aired on NFL Network. Mike Tirico, Kurt Warner and Peter Schlager will be the announcing crew, while Brandon Gaudin, Brian Griese and Ed Werder will have the call for Westwood One.
Who is favored between the Browns and Broncos?
Per Vegas Insider, the Broncos have the slight edge as 2 1/2-point favorites at home heading into the contest. The over/under is listed at 45 1/2 points.