Denver Broncos 26, Cleveland Browns 23, OT: Tom Reed's instant analysis

BEREA, Ohio – Some quick thoughts from the Browns' 26-23 loss to the Broncos at First Energy Stadium:

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Choices, choices

Mentor Mike Pettine makes them disclose to do.

Karlos Dansby's pick-six gave the Browns a 20-16 lead with 8:07 remaining. Pettine selected to go for a two-point change instead of kick an additional point.

It was an inquisitive choice and it hung over the last minutes of regulation. The Browns' Travis Coons kicked a short field objective to tie it with 1:30 left when it could have given the Browns an one-point lead.

The diversion went to additional time and the Browns lost. This will be the most vigorously talked about choice of the diversion.

What a surge 

The last time the Browns played Denver in 2012, they lost two quarterbacks to harm. It wasn't almost as difficult this time, however the Broncos' pass surge again made devastation.

Denver's first class protection overpowered the Browns for long extends, driving three turnovers and sacking Josh McCown four times. The ruling AFC Offensive Player of the Week never discovered a musicality or could get settled.

McCown tossed a pick six to Aqib Talib in the first quarter and was stripped sacked in the second from last quarter. His final quarter interference by David Bruton was the aftereffect of another overwhelming surge as McCown appeared to toss it up for gets.

The Broncos tallied 10 focuses off his turnovers.

The Browns had an opportunity to win it in additional time, yet McCown was sacked two more times closure their risk.

Dansby's Day

On Friday, inside linebacker Karlos Dansby visited with a couple of columnists about his absence of huge plays ahead of schedule in the season. The veteran was undaunted. He promised they would come.

Dansby was correct. He caught a couple of Peyton Manning passes, including returning one for a 35-yard pick six in the final quarter. The linebacker was a major some portion of a resistance that obstructed Manning for the greater part of the evening.

Keep running over once more.

The Broncos entered the day averaging only 71.6 yards on the ground. Be that as it may, we're discussing the Browns' guard here.

Denver scrambled for 152 yards on 33 conveys. Ronnie Hillman went for 111 yards on 20 conveys.

Enormous play Gary

On a day of constrained hostile open doors, Browns tight end Gary Barnidge still discovered approaches to contribute. He got a couple of touchdown passes, turning into the first Cleveland tight end subsequent to Ozzie Newsome to record TDs in four straight diversions.

His first TD, a 11-yarder ahead of schedule in the second from last quarter, was a wonder as he whipped linebacker Danny Trevathan for the ball in the back right corner of the end zone. Barnidge has picked a decent year to be a free specialists.
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