Denver Broncos Epic Moments

Jan. 17, 1988
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Jan. 17, 1988

The Browns and Broncos met again, but this time in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. The Broncos led 21-3 at half, but could not stop Browns' quarterback Bernie Kosar, who threw four second-half touchdown passes to bring the Browns back. The Broncos led 38-31 with just over one minute left, but Cleveland had the ball on the eight-yard line. On second down, Earnest Byner got the carry on a draw play and appeared to have an open lane to the end zone until defensive back Jeremiah Castille miraculously knocked the ball loose and recovered on the two-yard line -- the same yard line, as noted by Dick Enberg, where Elway started "The Drive" the year before.

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