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Cleveland Browns vs Denver Broncos Prediction & Preview



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The Denver Broncos go on the road to FirstEnergy Stadium in Ohio to kick off Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. The Broncos (3-3) are coming off a 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday as home favorites. The Browns (3-3) were crushed 37-14 last week in embarrassing fashion at home against the Arizona Cardinals. Cleveland opened this game as 4.5 point home favorites but the line is now down to 2.


Broncos Fall to Raiders

Teddy Bridgewater threw a season-high three interceptions and lost a fumble, negating his 334 yards passing and three TDs. He was hit 17 times and sacked five times as the Broncos were thoroughly defeated 34-24 against the Raiders without their head coach on Sunday. The Broncos (3-3) lost their third consecutive game, but the other defeats came at the hands of Ravens and Steelers and their veteran head coaches John Harbaugh and Mike Tomlin.



They have a short turnaround in this game and hope to avoid falling to 3-4 after starting the year 3-0. ''I want another shot at it super quick, so there's no better time to do it,'' Von Miller said to AP reporters after the game. ''We've got 96 hours to get it done. I like it like this. I want to get the taste out of our mouths as fast as possible. I want to play right now and it's a perfect situation to be in.'' The Broncos lost linebackers Alexander Johnson (chest), Baron Browning (concussion), and Andre Mintze (hamstring) in the first half. Johnson was replaced by Micah Kiser. Check back closer to game-time for an update on the injuries.


Browns, Mayfield Bludgeoned by Cardinals

The Browns (3-3) have lost two straight under coach Kevin Stefanski for the first time as they were crushed from start to finish 37-14 against the Cardinals. Cleveland was already missing star running back Nick Chubb (calf), and they had Kareem Hunt leave the game with an apparent calf injury of his own. Even more worrisome, quarterback Baker Mayfield reinjured his left shoulder and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. briefly left with a shoulder issue.


Mayfield committed three turnovers: two fumbles and an interception. Mayfield's left arm was in a sling as addressed the media following the game. ''I mean, it dislocated again and then slipped out again on a non-contact play, so just got to figure out a way to get better,'' said Mayfield to AP reporters. Baker was adamant on Sunday that he would be out there this Thursday, even with the shoulder injury. But, it looks like he will sit out, as the injury report listed him as out for Thursday. Case Keenum will get the start.

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