Cleveland Browns: 5 players whose stock is up after holding off Broncos

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The Cleveland Browns won their fourth game in five tries and are still in the hunt for the AFC playoffs after holding off the Denver Broncos in Week 15.

The Cleveland Browns won their first game against the Broncos since Bernie Kosar led our beloved orange helmets to a Monday Night Football win back in 1990.

And in victory the Browns are still in the AFC playoff hunt.

You won’t find Gregg Williams on the stock up list, even though the Browns have won four of their last five since the defensive coordinator took over head coaching duties from Hue Jackson.

So much of being a head coach is making the right decisions in crunch time. I don’t blame Williams for taking the timeout, costing the Browns a shot at a neutral zone infraction. Williams deserves heat for taking the timeout, and then not attempting a field goal.

Either way, Case Keenum was going to have to lead an 70-80 yard drive. Why not make him do it up four, instead of one?

I’m sure Williams will have his spin on it.

Oh, to know what John Dorsey thinks.

Luckily, the Browns pulled this one out. Here’s whose stock is up with Cleveland improving to 6-7-1.