Cleveland Browns: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 17

December 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s a holiday tradition that haunts Cleveland Browns fans every year. Sometime around Christmas the Browns always face the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that usually means a lot to the Steelers and never means anything for the Browns.
This will be the fourth consecutive year the Browns will close out their regular-season schedule against their hated “rivals.” It’s tough to continue calling this game a rivalry when it's so grotesquely one-sided.
The Browns have knocked off the Steelers just five times in 30 chances since returning to the NFL in 1999.
The Steelers still have an outside shot at the playoffs, but they will need a victory and whole lot of help. The Browns have an opportunity to play spoilers.
The Browns will be evaluating players for multiple reasons. The first reason is because they are not really playing for anything else, but the second reason is because it seems like the entire team is injured right now.
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