Cleveland Browns beat Buffalo Bills to keep playoff hopes alive


Cleveland snapped their four-game losing streak and won at home for the first time this season by rallying for a dramatic 19-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

The Browns improved their record to 3-6 this season, including 1-3 in Cleveland, to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield at the end of Cleveland’s win over the Bills.Credit:Getty

Since the NFL realigned its divisions in 2002, no 2-7 team has reached the postseason. Of the 81 teams that started 3-6 from 2002 to 2018, one earned a playoff berth, Washington winning its final seven games to claim a wild-card spot in 2012.

Trailing 16-12, the Browns began the game-winning drive at their own 18-yard line (16 metres) with 5:21 left.



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