The Cleveland Browns are not having a good day in terms of injuries as we have seen safety Grant Delpit be placed on Injured Reserve with a groin injury but that is not the only player that is going to be missing some time. ESPN’s Jake Trotter has reported defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is dealing with a pectoral injury that could be a season-ending injury.
Okoronkwo has been playing pretty well on the defensive line for the Cleveland Browns as the defensive end has recorded 31 total tackles (22 solo, nine assisted) with 4.5 sacks, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery. This is going to be a big loss for the Cleveland Browns as their defense has been the biggest factor as to the team staying alive in the playoff race, both as a Wild Card team and in the AFC North.
What does the remainder of the Cleveland Browns schedule look like?
The Cleveland Browns are currently second in the AFC North with an 8-5 record. If the regular season were to end today, they would be in the playoffs as the fifth seed. However, their schedule has some tough matchups along the way so it will be interesting to see how they compete going forward.
Cleveland Browns Remaining 2023 Schedule
- Week 15: vs Chicago Bears
- Week 16: at Houston Texans
- Week 17: vs New York Jets
- Week 18: at Cincinnati Bengals
Can the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs with all these injuries piling up?
The Cleveland Browns have been dealing with many injuries this season on both sides of the football that could make the final quarter of the season a lot more difficult. With the AFC Wild Card race so bunched up, they need to keep winning games but still have a chance at winning the AFC North and securing a home playoff game.
They currently hold a 12 percent chance of winning the division over the Baltimore Ravens as they would need to go 3-1 to end the season while the Ravens go 1-3. While that seems unlikely, they have a game advantage over the rest of the AFC Wild Card candidates. They have to continue to find ways to claw out wins and should be able to make the postseason despite the injuries that have piled up throughout the year.
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