CLEVELAND (WJW)– The Cleveland Browns took the victory over the Denver Broncos during Thursday night football.
With veteran quarterback Case Keenum getting his first start with the Browns, they took the lead with a first-drive touchdown by D’Ernest Johnson.
Kicker Chase McLaughlin then made a 52-yard field goal, raising the Browns’ lead.
In the third quarter, the Broncos finally made it onto the scoreboard with a touchdown by Melvin Gordon.
Johnny Stanton widened the Browns’ lead with another touchdown in the third, but Broncos narrowed it in the fourth with another touchdown.
Still, the Browns came out on top with a 17-14 win.
Also in the fourth quarter, cornerback Denzel Ward went out with a hamstring injury and won’t return.
The Cleveland Browns activated wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and wide receiver Jarvis Landry from the injured reserve ahead of the Thursday night game.
Right tackle Jack Conklin (knee), left Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle), center JC Tretter (knee) and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ankle, chest, knee) were listed as questionable on Wednesday.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb and cornerback AJ Green were out. Running back Kareem Hunt and rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah were on the injured reserve.
“I have been right in the middle of it the whole way, getting reps – millions of reps honestly – with my mind. If I am not getting them on the field, I am getting them in my mind. I have gotten a lot of reps. Even on a short week like this, I have done it a lot so I am excited with the guys out there. I know we are uncertain about a lot of the guys who will be out there, but I am built for this,” Keenum said on Wednesday.