CLEVELAND — The Browns head into their Week 16 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals with hope still alive. The Browns have an extremely slim chance to make the playoffs still, but they’d need help.
Not only would the Browns need to win out, the Baltimore Ravens would need to lose out, the Miami Dolphins would need to lose out, and the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans would need to lose next week and tie their head-to-head matchup in Week 17. All the Browns can do is win out and hope.
Winning out would mean beating Cincinnati and former Browns head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson, on the other hand, looks to eliminate the Browns from playoff contention for the third straight season.
The past two years, Jackson’s inept coaching and epic botching of the quarterback situation amounted in one win, and no playoff chances. This year, Jackson will be attempting to end the Browns season from the opposing sideline.