Panthers vs Browns Live,The Browns return home on Sunday to host the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have lost four games in a row after starting the year 6-2. The Browns had their two-game winning streak snapped last week against the Texans and are 4-7-1.
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio.
TV: FOX, Ch. 8.
After starting 6-2, the Carolina Panthers have dropped four straight games. Can they right the ship Sunday against the Cleveland Browns? The playoffs are right around the corner, and the Panthers are on the outside looking in at the moment. Carolina currently sits as the 7th seed in the crowded NFC a half-game behind the Minnesota Vikings for the final playoff spot. For the first time in a long time, the Browns aren’t ruled out of the playoffs this late in the season. If they are able to win their final four games, they have a chance to snag the second wild card slot.
The Panthers (6-6) find themselves a game out of the second wild card playoff spot and Rivera fired his defensive line coach Brady Hoke and special teams coordinator Joe Imamura after the Panthers 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13. The Panthers have a new owner, David Tepper, and he didn’t hire Rivera, but there is speculation Rivera was pressured to make the changes. Quarterback Cam Newton, who is dealing with some type of right (throwing) shoulder injury, said he plans to play Sunday.
The Browns (4-7-1) have clearly played better under interim coach Gregg Williams. They are 2-2 under Williams, with the losses coming to Kansas City and the Houston Texans, two division-leading teams with a combined record of 19-5.