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DENVER, CO -- Before making his NFL debut on Sunday afternoon, Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen was the only QB on an NFL roster that had yet to take a snap in the NFL. Allen tossed his first career touchdown pass in the first quarter, finding Courtland Sutton for a 21-yard score. Denver jumped out to a 7-0 lead to start the game, and held the lead for the remainder of the game, keeping the pesky Browns in check in a 24-19 Denver victory.
Denver quarterback Brandon Allen picked the Cleveland defense apart, throwing for 193 total yards, completing 12 attempts out of 20, and tossing two touchdowns. Broncos' rookie tight end Noah Fant found the end zone for the first time this season, taking a 5-yard out route to the house for 75 yards. Philip Lindsay scored what ended up being the game clinching touchdown on an impressive 30 yard rush, as he broke tackle after tackle on his way to pay dirt.
Cleveland kicker Austin Seibert continues to be the lone bright spot on the Browns team, as he remains a perfect 14 for 14 in field goal attempts so far in his rookie campaign. the Browns continued their struggles in the red zone, coming out with four consecutive field goals in their first four trips inside the 20 yard-line. Nick Chubb struggled to get going against a stout Denver defense, as he was held to an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Chubb was left watching from the sidelines on what were seemingly the most important plays of the game, when the Browns were inside the opposing 20 yard-line and failed to pick up a first down on both 3rd and 4th and short. The Browns offense was given one last chance to take the lead in Denver with about 4:00 minutyes remaining, but were stopped on fourth down on a Baker Mayfield pass into double coverage, as Mayfield did not see a wide open Odell Beckham Jr down the sidelines. The Cleveland Browns won the turnover battle with Joe Schobert forcing a fumble that was recovered by Denzel Ward. Baker finished the game with 273 passing yards, completing 27 of 42 passes for one touchdown. Jarvis "Juice" Landry led the team ni targets with 13, hauling in 6 passes. Odell Beckham Junior led the Browns in receiving yards with 87 yards off of 5 receptions.
The Cleveland Browns will have Kareem Hunt in uniform, as Hunt's 8-game suspension is coming to an end. Cleveland will look to defend home field as the Bills will come to town on Sunday, November 10th. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm ET at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out highlights from tonight's game below!