AFC North standings: Steelers look to gain ground in Week 10
Cleveland Browns (5-4) @ New England Patriots (5-4), Sunday at 1 P.M. ET
The Cleveland Browns are coming off a huge statement game against the Bengals. They had their back completely against the wall and this was a must-win. They were able to go on the road and demolish the now reeling Bengals this past Sunday.
They now head to New England with a newly-found hope. It is crazy how fast the NFL changes in just one week as the Browns were in trouble just a week ago when they lost to the Steelers at home. Now they are playoff hopefuls again and have a solid chance to make it there.
The Patriots are on a hot streak as well heading into this game. Both teams hold a record of 5-4 and will need this AFC win to help them in the playoff race later in the season. The Browns will probably be without Nick Chubb after he tested positive for Covid so the injury report for both teams will weigh heavily in this matchup.
The away club, Cleveland, has a better overall roster but the coaching advantage will make this an interesting game. It is hard to weigh in the injury factor into the outcome of this game but that will hinder the Browns as well. The home squad is a young team but their defense is playing well and their rookie quarterback is improving every week.