2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
6-7-1, 3rd in AFC North
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15hPat McManamon

Kobe's message hits home with rising Browns

Coach Gregg Williams' guest speaker the night before Saturday's victory at Denver got the attention of the Browns players.

15h

Adam Schefter Podcast: Yates On Young QBs, Hoge On Football War

Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about fantasy heartbreak, young QBs, proving his dad wrong on Baker Mayfield and more (:39). Plus, a conversation with Merril Hoge about the Steelers' chances after their big win over New England, his fight against the war on football and more (30:41).

0:50

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jabrill Peppers describes how he made a pre-snap adjustment to set up his game-securing sack in Denver.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Jabrill Peppers had his best game as a Brown in Denver, with an interception and a game-saving sack on the Broncos' last play. ProFootballFocus grades him as the sixth best safety in the league. Against Denver, Peppers had one sack, four quarterback pressures, two run stops and an interception.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Entering Sunday's action, the Browns have a 1% chance to reach the playoffs, per FPI.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns will be rooting for New England, Dallas and the Giants on Sunday. Even with Saturday's nail-biter of a 17-16 win over Denver, the Browns will be eliminated from playoff consideration if the Steelers, Colts and Titans all win. Pittsburgh plays New England, the Colts have Dallas and Tennessee plays the Giants. The Browns remain alive if Pittsburgh, Indianapolis or Tennessee lose. (Playoff possibility/scenario courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information)

2d

Cleveland Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16

Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL's longest playoff drought.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield didn't have his last four-game magic working in the first half in Denver. After an opening drive touchdown pass, Mayfield completed 5-of-15 and threw a late half interception and the Browns and Broncos went to halftime tied at 10.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The game is tied and Baker Mayfield has started 4-for-13. He's 2-for-10 since his touchdown pass on the Browns first possession. The game tying field goal was a result of several holding penalties on the Broncos defense.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield's touchdown pass was his 20th of the season; he's the first Browns player with 20 in a season since Derek Anderson in 2007, per ESPN Stats and Information.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

This game could not have started better for the Browns. The defense forced a punt after negative plays meant Denver lost 13 on three plays, then the offense followed with a a strong throw by Baker Mayfield and stronger catch by Breshad Perriman for 31-yard TD on third down. Denver had three plays and punted, the Browns four and a touchdown.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

As kickoff nears a reminder on the Brown and the playoffs and where they stand, from ESPN Stats and Information

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprises among Browns inactives. The full list: QB Drew Stanton, CB Denzel Ward and Phillip Gaines, OL Austin Corbett and Desmond Harrison, and DL Chad Thomas and Carl Davis.

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3d

Kobe gives Browns pregame Denver pep talk

The Browns had a special guest at their meeting Friday as Kobe Bryant visited the team at its hotel in Denver and gave a pep talk before taking questions.

Woodson, Bruschi disagree on Browns vs Broncos (1:10)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns injury report for Saturday: CB Denzel Ward and OL Austin Corbett are both out. Also, the Browns signed LB Xavier Woodson-Luster to the active roster and placed TE Orson Charles (ankle) on injured reserve.

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.6
Rushing Yards121.2
Points For22.1
Points Against24.9