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Week 1 for the Cleveland Browns will be different than anything we have ever seen. They travel to Baltimore to face the hated Ravens but will play their rival without any fans in the stadium.
With COVID-19 concerns still looming large, Baltimore consulted with their mayor and his office said M&T Bank Stadium could support roughly 7,500 fans. Still, they decided to make the call to err on the side of caution and hold games without fans.
It’s admirable that they put safety ahead of making money as they will be out a lot — although that still would have been the case with only 7,500 fans. It could also eliminate a huge part of the home-field advantage teams enjoy in their own stadium
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"“After consulting with government officials and public health experts, we will not host fans at M&T Bank Stadium for at least the initial part of the 2020 season.”"
Baltimore deserves some credit here since they put fans first. Still, it’s going to be strange to see NFL action without any fans in attendance.
"“The Cleveland Browns are still working on a plan to have at least a reduced number of fans inside FirstEnergy Stadium this season, and while games will certainly look different amid the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, another sacred part of Sunday game days won’t be the same either.”"
While the Ravens won’t have fans in attendance, the Browns are going to have changes to deal with as well — which includes a lack of tailgating.
"“Stefanski and multiple others in the organization, including players, were affected, and Sunday’s football practice was initially canceled. A lab in New Jersey was the reason for the error. And it wasn’t just the Browns, as 10 other NFL teams had false-positives reported. That’s a third of the NFL.”"
Cleveland was without Kevin Stefanski for a while in practice as well as he awaited an accurate test. It was a reminder of how quickly things can change this season due to the craziness going on in our world right now.
The Browns have been hit hard by the injury bug this year in camp and it only got worse on Monday. They lost Grant Delpit to what looks to be an Achilles injury which could be a huge loss for them.