BRONCOS STADIUM AT MILE HIGH
DANNY SHERIDAN'S LINE: BRONCOS BY 3
STADIUM AND WEATHER INFO
Broncos Keys To Victory:
Denver’s offense can’t get too one-dimensional against Cleveland’s underrated defense. After trading away WR Demaryius Thomas and losing WR Emmanuel Sanders to injury, the Broncos are thin at receiver. Still, Denver has to do more than line up and run the ball every play. On defense, the Broncos need to slow down Browns star RB Nick Chubb.
Browns Keys to Victory:
Cleveland’s defense needs to focus on stopping Denver’s rushing attack. That’s easier said than done because the Broncos have two talented rookie rushers in Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. If the Browns can stack the box and shut down the run, they shouldn’t have to worry about QB Case Keenum beating them through the air. On offense, QB Baker Mayfield needs to protect the football and allow Chubb to do most of the heavy lifting. Denver’s defense forced nine turnovers during their three-game winning streak before a loss to the 49ers. Mayfield can’t afford to have any big blunders.
Matchup to watch according to USA Today Sports Weekly:
Browns WR Jarvis Landry vs. Broncos CB Bradley Roby
After CB Chris Harrisbroke his leg in Week 13, Roby filled in as the team’s top cornerback. Landry (790 yards) is Cleveland’s leading receiver.
Matchup to watch according to Browns Backers of North Jersey:
Browns OL vs. Broncos LB Von Miller and DE Bradley Chubb
The Browns have let up the least amount of QB hits since Week 9 (4). The OL will need to keep Baker Mayfield off his back and give him time to throw.
Who will win and why according to USA Today Sports Weekly:
The Browns might be a better team than their record suggests, but the same could be said of the Broncos. Denver has won three of four games since its bye week and the Broncos seem to always have the upper hand when playing at home.
BRONCOS- 24 BROWNS-17
Who will win and why according to Browns Backers of North Jersey:
Look for the Browns to attack the Broncos defense and keep them off-balance. If the OL can give Mayfield time to throw, he should be able to find his open receivers. The Broncos will look to run the ball, which the Browns can key on.
Who will win according
to Browns Backers of North Jersey President Steve Stavrenos:
2018 SEASON STANDINGS:
USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY: 6-7
BROWNS BACKERS OF NORTH JERSEY: 5-8
BROWNS BACKERS OF NORTH JERSEY PRESIDENT STEVE STAVRENOS: 4-9