5 Bold predictions for the Cleveland Browns as they prepare for the Green Bay Packers
With three games left this season, the Cleveland Browns need to pull out all the stops to keep in the playoff picture. That will require many bold moves by the players and coaches as they start to prepare to play the Green Bay Packers on Saturday at historic Lambeau Field.
It’ll be Christmas Day as well and that’s not a day that the Browns are accustomed to playing on. It’ll be their first game ever played on the holiday. The Packers have played on Christmas Day a couple of times in their past having faced the Chicago Bears in both contests.
The weather outside won’t be frightful although it’s forecast to be cold with a few snow flurries in the air. At the moment the Browns’ bigger concerns have to do with their excessive list of players that are on the Covid list.
There were over 20 players on that list before their game last Monday against the Las Vegas Raiders. Thankfully, the list is shrinking this week. Their coach, Kevin Stefanski is back, as were players such as tight end Austin Hooper were given the green light.
Many of the players that were on the list before last week on Wednesday, will be able to come off the list regardless of testing for Covid because they’ve reached the 10-day quarantine limit. That would include the Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. He still hasn’t passed the tests this week but will be available come game time Saturday.
This will be the first time the Browns have played the Packers since 2017, so this will be the first time Mayfield will compete against the Packers legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers. With the season on the brink, will the Browns be ready to go all out and get the win? Well first let’s look at a few other bold predictions that will matter if the Browns pull off a Christmas miracle.