Cleveland Browns: 5 ways the Browns can steal a road win vs Broncos

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The Cleveland Browns are poised to steal a road game from the Denver Broncos in Week 15, staying alive in the playoff hunt. Here’s five reasons they’ll come through.

The Cleveland Browns return to a city that only conjures up bad memories for a fan base who saw their team lose to the Denver Broncos three-straight times in the AFC championship game from 1987-1990.

Browns fans still hear the stories often, as those losses represent the last time the Browns were serious Super Bowl contenders.

Since then, the Browns moved, were re-born, and have served as the doormat of the NFL.

But now with Baker Mayfield, the city and the organization finally have some hope.

Oddshark lists the Broncos as only 2.5 point favorites, which is nothing. Heck, home teams are usually spotted three points just for playing at home!

Week 15 is trending in the Browns’ direction, and here’s five reasons Cleveland can steal a victory to remain in AFC playoff contention.

Browns are buying in

The players know what at stake. Sure, they’re aware that making the postseason is a long shot, but none-the-less, they see the same graphics as you and I do.

The Browns are “in the hunt,” and that gives you reason to ball out on Sundays, or Saturdays, in this particular scenario.

Safety Damarious Randall said the Browns feel like a playoff team, and even warned teams, suggesting teams should be sweating it out if the Browns make the playoffs.

"“If we win out, they just better not let us in the playoffs. I’m going to tell you that because the world was shocked when the Cavs came back from 3-1 [to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals],” Randall said, via"

Randall words were spoken with a swagger unfamiliar to an entire generation of Browns fans by stating that not only are the Browns dangerous, but you’d also better start worrying.

Unfortunately, the playoffs are too far out of the Browns control and too many other thing have to happen even if Cleveland wins out.

That doesn’t mean these games are worthless, though. The Browns have a shot to finish over .500 for the first time since the 2007 season.

For a team that’s been desperate to establish a winning culture, “winning” with record over .500 would be a huge step in the right direction.