The Denver Broncos dominated the Browns in their legendary playoff battles of the late ’80s and truly left a stain on Cleveland Football that this city hasn’t necessarily ever recovered from.
Obviously, Saturday night’s game is just a regular season affair, but the Browns haven’t beaten the Broncos since 1990. They’ve gone winless in their last 11 and trail in the series 23-5 total.
Frankly, winning on the road against Denver would be a huge win for Baker Mayfield and this Browns franchise. It’s something to set the tone for the rest of this season and into next year, playing in the difficult mile-high air.
The Broncos are 6-7 this season after just losing to the 49ers. They won three-straight before that game.
Win or lose, the path for the Browns to make the playoffs this season is a difficult one. It is extremely unlikely and will take a lot of help from a variety of different teams around the league.
This is about dignity.
0-11 in the last 11? 23-5 total? The Drive? The Fumble? It’s time to stick it to the Broncos, turning the page of a disastrous history that makes any middle-aged Browns fan cringe just thinking about.
We have a kid in Mayfield and the team, in general, that is the most exciting thing in Cleveland Football since Bernie Kosar. Winning a road game, primetime, against a Denver team that has historically dominated us is simply a continuation of this season that has turned a corner, propelling the Browns to a new level of football.
This just in: John Elway is not the opposing quarterback. The Browns have a really good chance to win after beating a solid Carolina team last week.
Make the most of this opportunity.