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

Cleveland Browns Jabrill Peppers (Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Jabrill Peppers

It was a bear of a day for the defense to shut down because Denver’s offense didn’t want to win this one.

After a week of Vance Joseph preaching Case Keenum get more aggressive, the first-year Bronco through two picks.

Jabrill Peppers came up with one in the first half, assisted with a nice pressure from Emmanuel Ogbah on the defensive line.

Peppers made a play at necessary time, with the Bronco in field goal position at Cleveland’s 29-yard-line. Peppers came across the field to make the pick in the end zone and the Brown converted the turnovers into three points.

Peppers then had the game-winning sack on 4th and 10 as the Broncos were inching closer and closer to field goal range.

The Browns added another turnovers by way of T.J. Carrie, who gave the Browns prime field position during the beginning of the fourth to set up an eventual touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway.

Second-round pick Courtland Sutton was held to five catches for 24 yards. Running back Phillip Lindsay was also not a factor.

Lindsay entered the contest ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing, and first in the AFC. Yet on his first nine attempts, he had 13 yards. Lindsay ended up with 24 yards on 14 carries. Lindsay also caught four balls for 20 yards.