Cleveland (5-7-1) at Denver (6-7), 8:20 p.m. Saturday on NFL Network. A pair of suddenly resurging teams meet in the Rocky Mountains as the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos meet in the Saturday nightcap in the Mile High City.

Cleveland edged out Carolina 26-20 last Sunday along the shores of Lake Erie as a pair of former Heisman Trophy winners (Cam Newton and Baker Mayfield) met at FirstEnergy Stadium. Tied 17-17 at the intermission, the Panthers would take a 3-point lead on a 34-yard field goal by Chris Cantazaro with 7:11 left in the third quarter. It would be the last time that the Panthers would see the lead as Browns rookie RB Nick Chubb would give the home team the lead for keeps, scoring from 4 yards out with 13:05 left, then K Greg Joseph all but sealed Carolina’s fate with a 41-yard field goal to close out the scoring and ended a Carolina threat that would have given the Panthers the lead late in the contest. Cleveland outrushed Carolina 116-96, with Chubb leading all rushers with 66 yards while Collin McCaffery leading Carolina with 63 yards and a pair of TDs for the Panthers. Newton threw for 265 yards with an interception and a sack for Carolina, while Mayfield threw for 238 yards and TD pass to WR Jarvis Landry for Cleveland (Mayfield was sacked once but did not throw an interception). Cleveland was 4 for 9 on third down tries and kept the ball for 26:10, while Carolina ruled the clock and kept the pigskin for 33:50, going 5 of 14 on third down, 2 of 3 on fourth down tries.

A Denver rally at San Francisco fell short as the Broncos lost to the 49ers 20-14 Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. San Francisco got a pair of Robbie Gould field goals and a pair of TD passes from Nick Mullens in the first half to allow the 49ers to score their 20 points in the first half unchallenged before the Broncos would get back on track, scoring their 14 points unthreatened. Broncos rookie WR DaeSean Hamilton’s 1-yard TD pass from Case Keenum with 3:53 left would pull the Broncos to within seven but the 49ers would not allow them to come any closer, breaking the Broncos’ three-game win streak in the process. Denver did outrush San Francsico 103-94 but Mullens burned Denver for 332 yards and a pair of TDs, including one to TE George Kittle (Kittle had seven catches for 210 yards), while Keenum threw for 186 yards in the loss (Keenum was sacked twice, while Mullens was sacked three times with an interception). While the Broncos were 2 of 15 on third down conversions in Santa Clara last Sunday, they were 5 for 7 on fourth down tries and held on to the ball for 29:19. As for San Francisco? They ruled the clock and kept the ball for 30:41 and were 4 of 13 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

Denver leads the series 20-5, the Broncos have outscored Cleveland 614-364 and Denver has won the last 11 games in a row in the series, including taking a 26-23 overtime win in Cleveland in 2015, while Cleveland’s last win in their regular season meetings came in 1989, when the Browns took a 16-13 win along the shores of Lake Erie. Denver’s favored by 3 and the over/under’s 45 1/2. These two teams have been somewhat entertaining to watch this year; the Browns no longer the laughing stock of the NFL and the Broncos trying to get their way into the post-season party. Denver takes the win in the Mile High City and covers the 3 in the process.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on NFL Network: Mike Tirico, Kurt Warner, Peter Schrager (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Brian Griese, Ed Werde; SIRIUS: 81 (Cleveland), 83 (Denver); XM: 226 (Cleveland), 225 (Denver)

Referee: Clay Martin

Injury Report

OUT: T Austin Corbett (Foot), CB Denzel Ward (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Phillip Gaines (Knee), DT Olumide Ogunjobi (Biceps), C Joe Tretter (Ankle)

OUT: CB Christopher Harris (Fibula), CB Issac Yiadom (Shoulder), LB Shaquil Barrett (Hip)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Derek Wolfe (Concussion)

Weather: Clear and 48 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)