DENVER — The Cleveland Browns don’t care how it just happened, they just care that it did.
Even the Browns somehow had slogged through for a 17-16 triumph , their fourth in five matches.
Plus they had somehow kept their flickering playoff hopes alive.
It had been difficult — for both teams, however the Browns hope for help on Sunday and purpose to Cincinnati at a home match on Dec. 2-3.
Mayfield was no where near as effective as he’d been the last four matches, however he came through when it mattered. After a T.J. Carrie fourth quarter interception, Mayfield hit Jarvis Landry for 1 2, Rashard Higgins for 16, Landry for six and then discovered Antonio Callaway for its touchdown that provided the winning factors.
Denver would get a field goal to cut the lead to one, but Chubb broke a run and the Browns were able to keep the chunk until 1:49 remained.
Keenum got the Broncos but a spike and two passes resulted in the fourth-and-10, when the Browns called blitz and Peppers came through up the centre to get rid of the match.
Mayfield started strong, throwing a 31-yard touch down pass to Breshad Perriman to the Browns first possession. He ended 18-for-31 with just 2 touchdowns, one interception and a fumble that was lost, for 188 yards.
It wasn’t a dramatic effort.
But it had been a winning effort, and a Browns team which had won four matches at the 2017 and 2015, 2016 seasons has won four to help keep the postseason in view. At 6-7-1, the Browns course five teams at the standings. If the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans all win Sunday, then Cleveland would be removed from the race. But, still, atleast for Saturday night, the Browns continue to be alive.
Believe it or maybe not.