Browns Drop Overtime Heartbreaker to Denver 26-23

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Oct 18, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine during the first half against the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday Superlatives

Player of the Game: Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos

The Broncos kicker was the best offensive weapon on the field. He made four field goals and the eventual game winner in overtime. Much like Browns K Travis Coons last week, when you kick the winning field goal, you get the award.

Play of the Day: Dansby’s Pick Six

Dansby’s second interception of the game was a big one as it shifted the momentum towards the Browns. He took a ball that bounced off of Hillman 35 yards for the score, throwing him down to the ground in the process. Dansby now has more catches on the year than Browns WR Dwayne Bowe.

Under the Radar Player of the Game: Shaq Barrett

He forced a fumble on a sack and added another half sack later in the game. On the day, he had 3 tackles for loss on a day where he replaced an injured Demarcus Ware. This defense has the kind of depth the Browns can only dream about.

The Loss by the Numbers

111: Ronnie Hillman’s rushing yards on the day. This was well over his season average for rushing this season of 42 yards per game and more than the Browns had as a team (109).

53.3: Peyton Manning’s quarterback rating in the game, dragged down by three interceptions.

298: The total offense for the Browns, easily the lowest they’ve had since the season opener against the Jets

1990: The last year the Browns beat the Broncos, who they have  now lost to 11 straight times

0-3: The Broncos’ success in the red zone. It’s incredible considering that they actually won this game

8: Aqib Talib’s career interceptions for touchdowns, tying him with CB Charles Tillman for second all time behind S Charles Woodson, who has 11.

158: The total points given up by the Browns on the year. This is the worst in the division and third worse in the AFC behind the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs

0: The number of sacks for the Browns, who still cannot generate a pass rush.

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