Do the 4-7 Browns have enough left in the tank to make the postseason?
Cleveland’s tight end David Njoku believes the team has a shot.
“We don’t quit. Everyone wants to write us off, but that doesn’t mean anything to us,” Njoku told reporters after the game.
Cleveland has reinforcements coming as QB Deshaun Watson “is officially back and active,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The Browns may have been written off if the team didn’t pull out the overtime win against the Buccaneers in Week 12. Head coach Kevin Stefanski gave QB Jacoby Brissett a game ball following his final start.
“He believes in this locker room. He believes in this team, and I appreciate 7 for everything he’s done,” Stefanski said to the team.
Cleveland’s path to the postseason looks to be difficult, but it is possible. Four of their remaining six opponents currently have losing records or they have already defeated.
The Browns’ best chance may be to steal a Wild Card spot from the Bengals or Jets who each stand at 7-4.
However, the AFC North is still up for grabs. Cleveland is 2-1 in the division and still face the Bengals, Ravens, and Steelers again.
Can the Browns pull off the comeback to make the playoffs or is Watson’s return a little too late?