- Browns know they must stop Von Miller, Bradley Chubb (ohio.com) - The playoff hopes of the Browns are on life support but could be resuscitated if they’re able to prevent Denver Broncos edge rushers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb from wrecking Saturday’s prime-time nationally televised showdown in Colorado.
- Baker Mayfield wins 5th Rookie of the Week Award (clevelandbrowns.com) - Baker Mayfield’s fifth NFL Rookie of the Week award gives the Browns a whopping nine for the season. Mayfield earned his latest honor Friday, beating out Giants RB Saquon Barkley, Bills WR Robert Foster, Colts LB Darius Leonard and 49ers DB D.J. Reed.
- Browns vs. Broncos is a family feud for Chubb cousins (yahoo.com) - When Bradley Chubb was pestering quarterbacks in the ACC and Nick Chubb was plowing through SEC defenses, the second cousins dreamed of facing each other in a bowl game. Bradley, a defensive end at North Carolina State, and Nick, a running back at Georgia, never got that opportunity in college. But that changes tonight.
- Browns defense thrives on turnovers (Denver Post) - A big reason for the Cleveland Browns advancing from last year’s 0-16 record to their current mark of 5-7-1: Takeaways. Entering Saturday’s game against the Broncos, the Browns’ 28 takeaways are second-most in the NFL, behind only Chicago (34). The Browns have 15 interceptions and a league-leading 13 fumble recoveries. Last year, the Browns’ 13 takeaways were fewest in the league.
- Martavis Bryant suspended by NFL (NFL.com) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Friday for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement from a previous ban, the league announced in a statement.
- The life of a Madden ratings adjuster (ESPN) - He’ll go to games now -- not as a fan or the son of a legendary Hall of Famer, but for work. And often, Barry J. Sanders goes unrecognized by people other than the players he used to compete with or against at Oklahoma State and Stanford.
- Week 15 injury roundup (PFT) - Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.
- Carson Wentz fractured vertebrae will need three months to heal (Washington Post) - The stress fracture in Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz’s back could take up to three months to heal, Philadelphia Coach Doug Pederson said Friday. The injury will not require surgery and Wentz will be listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.