AFC North standings: Steelers look to salvage their season in week 15
Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) vs Cleveland Browns (7-6), Saturday at 4:30 P.M. ET
The Cleveland Browns are coming off their biggest win of the season against the Baltimore Ravens. It was a huge lead that almost ended disaster with the Browns allowing their opponent to come back and almost win the game.
They had two more points than the Ravens when the clock struck zero but now more issues are coming up for Cleveland’s ball club. They have a giant outbreak of Covid occurring on their group at the moment that will leave multiple starters out on Saturday.
A short week after playing an AFC North opponent is already a tough task. Now potentially without coaches and major players, this game is looking like a giant hole for the Browns to climb out of before the match-up even begins.
The good news is the Raiders are not playing good football right now. They did their normal early season pretend contender status, only to fall back down to earth. They are an average team that Cleveland would beat with their starters in the lineup. The Covid issue will have a big effect on the outcome here.
Cleveland needs to find a way to win this game to keep their playoff hope’s alive. If they lose here, then it will be tough to come back from, especially if this spread of the virus goes any further. This will be something to continue monitoring throughout the next couple of weeks.