DENVER -- After Sunday’s 34-12 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Cleveland Browns have one game left on their schedule, and that is next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
The Browns enter the week at 5-10 after the loss in Denver, but the players want to end the season on a strong note against Pittsburgh, whom the Browns defeated, 20-14, on Nov. 25 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
With their 13-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at home, the Steelers were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday.
“It’s tough, but we’ve got to finish strong,” defensive tackle Phil Taylor said. “We’ve got one more game and we’re going to treat it like any other game, no matter what our record is, no matter what their record is.”
The Browns allowed Denver quarterback Peyton Manning to complete 30 of 41 pass attempts for 339 yards with three touchdowns against one interception. As a team, the Broncos gained 457 yards of total offense, including 118 yards rushing. Knowshon Moreno led the way with 78 rushing yards.
“There were a lot of checkdown passes and short stuff,” Taylor said. “They won fair and square. We’ve just got to go back and get ready for Pittsburgh. That’s what any quarterback will do. We’ve just got to fix that and go out there and do better next week.”