18. Earnest Byner
The Browns have provided the NFL some glorious moments of schadenfreude. Now it’s time for “The Fumble.” It was the 1987 AFC Championship game and the Browns faced off against the Denver Broncos in Mile High Stadium. After trailing 21-3 at halftime, QB Bernie Kosar reignited Cleveland and they used their momentum to come within a score of a tie game. Of course, the Browns sullied their comeback by making a mess of it.
Byner had the chance to score a touchdown from the one-yard line, but he couldn’t pull it off. The running back ran with the handoff but fumbled at a key moment. Broncos’ defensive end Jeremiah Castille instantly snatched the ball from his grasp and sealed the victory for Denver. Byner did go on to win a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins, but most remember him for ‘The Fumble.’