5 Cleveland Browns whose stock is down after Raiders heartbreaker

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Of course the Cleveland Browns were going to lose this game. We all kind of knew it, but few wanted to admit it.

It’s Christmas. The Browns are in the rare spot of fighting for first place. Crazier things have happened. Why couldn’t good fortune shine its light on this inconsistent team that was once picked to challenge the Chiefs for the AFC crown?

Then, I’m reminded, these are the Browns. It’s a franchise dedicated to snatching defeat out of the clenched fist of victory.

Despite the loss, the Browns are still very much alive. We all wrote Green Bay off as a loss. Well, I think the COVID surge will fade and the organization will get some key players back. If the Browns deliver a Christmas miracle, they’re right back in this thing with key games against the Steelers and Bungles left to play.

Setting myself up for more disappointment? That’s what we do.

Here’s five Browns whose stocks are down after that Raiders heartbreaker, with an added caveat. It was really hard to say anything bad about Cleveland after this one. The roster was decimated, and the miracle almost happened.