The Cleveland Browns have a crucial Week 17 clash which their playoff lives depend on, but first, they have to face another battle.
On Wednesday, it was reported that the team has been forced to close the team facility due to positive COVID-19 tests to a player and staff member.
It is the second weekend in a row that the Browns have been hit with positive COVID-19 tests and contract tracing is underway.
Last week, four wide receivers were forced to miss the game.
Of course, the bigger problem this week is the status of Sunday’s game against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland can reach the postseason with a win, but there are also larger issues at hand.
If the Browns are unable to play on Sunday, there will be a scheduling nightmare for the NFL ahead of the start of the postseason.
So for now, the league and the Browns just have to hope for the best.