Injuries to quarterback Baker Mayfield and running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt meant the Browns were short on offence but they still managed 10 points in the first quarter.
Case Keenum led the Browns up the field on the game’s first drive and D’Ernest Johnson’s four-yard rushing TD put Cleveland up, while Chase McLaughlin made a 52-yard field goal.
Teddy Bridgewater found Melvin Gordon III for an eight-yard TD pass to bring the Broncos within three, but Keenum floated a pass to the wide-open Johnny Stanton to restore the advantage.
Denver’s Javonte Williams had some good blocking as he found the endzone from 10 yards with 5:23 left to play but the Browns kept the ball safe to see out the victory.
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