The news of the recent Covid cases amongst several Cleveland Browns players will make this week’s bold predictions even more important for a victory Sunday
Bold predictions for the Cleveland Browns can always be a bit of a challenge, but this week the challenge got a bit more interesting after multiple players — and the head coach — tested positive for Covid this week and will likely miss the game they have scheduled against the Las Vegas Raiders Saturday afternoon at 4:30.
Players testing positive include quarterback Baker Mayfield, tight end Austin Hooper, defensive lineman Takk Mckinley and safety John Johnson III. The Browns will also be without their head coach Kevin Stefanski, who’s tested positive again for Covid. He tested positive a year ago before the playoff game at Pittsburgh and had to watch the game from his basement.
There’s a lot of debate on this hot topic this week with this unfortunate news for the Browns. The team has a deep roster as far as talent and hopefully can absorb the blow of this news. Barring any more positive tests by players later this week, the team should be able to start the veteran quarterback Case Keenum. They should also be able to get back tight end David Njoku, who had been out for Covid protocol reasons a week ago. So not all hope is lost.
The Raiders are coming to town, and they’ve lost five of their last six games. They got run out of Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City a week ago against the Chiefs losing 48-9. Last season the Raiders came to town and slid by the Browns in a game that was there for the Browns to take but too many mistakes resulted in a loss that day for Cleveland 16-6.
Both teams are in the thick of the playoff race. Any loss at this juncture would spell doom for either team. The Browns do still have to play their divisional foes in the Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals so there will still be a glimpse of hope.
With that let’s go a little deeper into the weeds and see what bold predictions we’ve come up with for your viewing pleasure. Some of you have responded to some of our takes in the past and called the bold predictions more like “illusions”.
We welcome your bold predictions as well so send them our way in the comments section below.