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

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Getting Broncos at the right time

In Week 15, the Browns are getting the Broncos at the right time for a road date in Denver.

Denver’s lost two starting offensive lineman to the injured reserve this season in guard Ron Leary and center Matt Paradis. Guard Max Garcia was also lost to the IR, after suffering an ACL tear at practice Nov. 20.

it’s starting right guard, Ron Leary to the injured reserve, while also losing guard Max Garcia Nov. 20. Tight end Jeff Heuerman, who’s played 77 percent of the Broncos’ offensive snaps this season, was also lost.

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders was the latest Denver addition to the IR, Dec. 5. The Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas earlier in the season and first-round pick Courtland Sutton was limited in practice in practice Wednesday with a quadricep injury.

Considering the Browns could be without Denzel Ward for the second straight game, this is great for a Browns secondary still capable of holding its own with Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie starting at the corner spots.

In Denver’s secondary, starting corner Chris Harris missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday (fibula). If he doesn’t play, the Browns will have an added edge in the passing game .

The biggest Browns injuries besides Ward are to center J.C. Tretter and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (knee, bicep).

Tretter’s yet to practice last week, but finished the Browns’ Week 14 win against the Panthers despite being in obvious pain. Ogunjobi was limited in practice Wednesday.