2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
6-7-1, 3rd in AFC North

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Myles Garrett (12.5 sacks) and cornerback Denzel Ward (three interceptions, 11 passes defensed) were named to the Pro Bowl, both for the first time. The Browns also had six alternates: guards Joel Bitonio (first) and Kevin Zeitler (fourth), running back Nick Chubb (second), punter Britton Colquitt (second), wide receiver Jarvis Landry (third) and quarterback Baker Mayfield (fourth).

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Jabrill Peppers said he has no ill will toward former Browns coach Hue Jackson, who rankled some with the Browns by joining the Bengals before the season ended"

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

There's been a fair amount of talk and speculation about the Browns retaining Gregg Williams as coach. It's justified; Williams has built a strong case for himself. However, GM John Dorsey has made it clear with his past statements that he will search for the best candidate, and the Browns also must comply with Rooney Rule requirements about interviewing minority candidates. It's logic that the coaching search will proceed after the season.


Adam Schefter Podcast: Yates On Young QBs, Hoge On Football War

Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about fantasy heartbreak, young QBs, proving his dad wrong on Baker Mayfield and more (:39). Plus, a conversation with Merril Hoge about the Steelers' chances after their big win over New England, his fight against the war on football and more (30:41).


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jabrill Peppers describes how he made a pre-snap adjustment to set up his game-securing sack in Denver.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Jabrill Peppers had his best game as a Brown in Denver, with an interception and a game-saving sack on the Broncos' last play. ProFootballFocus grades him as the sixth best safety in the league. Against Denver, Peppers had one sack, four quarterback pressures, two run stops and an interception.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Entering Sunday's action, the Browns have a 1% chance to reach the playoffs, per FPI.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns will be rooting for New England, Dallas and the Giants on Sunday. Even with Saturday's nail-biter of a 17-16 win over Denver, the Browns will be eliminated from playoff consideration if the Steelers, Colts and Titans all win. Pittsburgh plays New England, the Colts have Dallas and Tennessee plays the Giants. The Browns remain alive if Pittsburgh, Indianapolis or Tennessee lose. (Playoff possibility/scenario courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information)


Cleveland Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16

Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL's longest playoff drought.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield didn't have his last four-game magic working in the first half in Denver. After an opening drive touchdown pass, Mayfield completed 5-of-15 and threw a late half interception and the Browns and Broncos went to halftime tied at 10.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The game is tied and Baker Mayfield has started 4-for-13. He's 2-for-10 since his touchdown pass on the Browns first possession. The game tying field goal was a result of several holding penalties on the Broncos defense.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield's touchdown pass was his 20th of the season; he's the first Browns player with 20 in a season since Derek Anderson in 2007, per ESPN Stats and Information.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

This game could not have started better for the Browns. The defense forced a punt after negative plays meant Denver lost 13 on three plays, then the offense followed with a a strong throw by Baker Mayfield and stronger catch by Breshad Perriman for 31-yard TD on third down. Denver had three plays and punted, the Browns four and a touchdown.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

As kickoff nears a reminder on the Brown and the playoffs and where they stand, from ESPN Stats and Information

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.6
Rushing Yards121.2
Points For22.1
Points Against24.9

2018 Draft Picks

1(1)Baker MayfieldQBOklahoma
1(4)Denzel WardCBOhio State
2(1)Austin CorbettOGNevada
2(3)Nick ChubbRBGeorgia
3(3)Chad ThomasDEMiami (FL)
4(5)Antonio CallawayWRFlorida
5(13)Genard AveryILBMemphis
6(1)Damion RatleyWRTexas A&M
6(14)Simeon ThomasCBLouisiana-Lafayette