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

Cleveland Browns Case Keenum (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns Case Keenum (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Browns Case Keenum (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) /

It’s Case Keenum

Cleveland’s suffered two losses since Hue Jackson was fired.

Both defeats were blowouts that came against good teams with great quarterbacks (Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes).

The Broncos and Case Keenum don’t fit into the category of “great team.”

There’s an adage in the NFL that usually the best coach and quarterback combination usually wins on game day, and if that’s the case, this favors Mayfield and Greg Williams.

Williams has been a stellar motivator, while Mayfield is playing so well, there are some fans chattering about making Freddie Kitchens the next head coach. Imagine sharing that thought back in August!

Vance Joseph is probably on his way to getting canned after the season, while Keenum’s been a disappointment after coming over from the Vikings.

He’s completing 61.8 percent of his passes this season, compared to last year, when he connected on 67.6 percent of his throws. His interceptions are also way up, with 10 for the current campaign (he threw seven all of last season).

Keenum’s also failing to finish off drives. While Mayfield excels in the red zone, Keenum’s on the opposite side of spectrum, throwing touchdowns inside the 20-yard line just 15.7 percent of the time. That’s the lowest mark in the NFL, according to PFF. 

The Browns haven’t been as turnover dominant the past few weeks as they’ve been all season, but that may change Saturday night.

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To sum it up. John Elway isn’t coming down from owner’s box to play, and as long as Keenum’s leading the Broncos’ huddle, the Browns have more than a fighting chance.