The Cleveland Browns finish up their regular season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. A win against the Steelers will knock their rivals out of the AFC playoff picture.
The Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers both had pretty unfortunate games in Week 16.
The Browns fell to the Kansas City Chiefs. Cleveland added another loss to their record despite a solid second half effort from their defense and a great rushing attack against very good Chiefs run defense.
Despite quarterback Johnny Manziel’s efforts on the last possession of the game, the Browns were not able to get a shot at the end zone in time. As if that was not bad enough, it has been reported lately that Manziel has had concussion symptoms and is now in concussion protocol.
The Steelers might have had it even worse.
Pittsburgh lost a close game to the Baltimore Ravens. They now go from being in the driver’s seat, to being on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff picture.
A New York Jets win or a Pittsburgh loss will result in the Steelers being eliminated from postseason contention. Not only that but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been reported to have left practice this week due to sickness.
Both teams seem to be ailing heavily going into Sunday’s matchup.
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