To hear other fans talk about how their team will be playing in January is nothing new to followers of the Cleveland Browns. The orange and brown faithful have endured another rough season. While it appeared the Browns were much better than last season on paper, the reality is they have won just one more game than a season ago. Is this final game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road of any importance? You better believe it!
For the first time in a long time, the Steelers will not be participating in the playoffs. And, even though this is awesome news to Browns fans, the orange and brown will also not be attending. However, when it comes down to it, this is Browns vs. Steelers, a rich traditional game.
The Steelers sure have not forgotten Cleveland’s 20-14 victory in week eleven at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Dawg Pound has not either. For Browns fans, this is one final chance to watch their team take the football field. Despite fighting and head scratching through another losing season, the Browns faithful wants nothing more to see the orange helmets walk in to an annoying Heinz Field and take another one from the Steelers.
It may not be easy though. Both Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson, who suffered injuries against the Denver Broncos last week, are probably not going to be suiting up for this Sunday’s contest. Browns back up quarterback Colt McCoy was also injured in the final minute of the game and is questionable. As of today, Thad Lewis is taking all of the first team reps in practice. The Browns also signed free agent veteran quarterback Josh Johnson yesterday.
All of that does not matter though. What does matter is coming home with a “W” and not embarrassing the fans.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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