Jets-Browns cleared for kickoff despite positive Cleveland COVID-19 case

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Jets treated image with logo
Jets treated image with logo

The Cleveland Browns' flight to New Jersey to face the Jets was delayed on Saturday after LB B.J. Goodson tested positive for COVID-19 and several others, including WRs Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins, were deemed High-Risk-Close-Contacts. 

Despite having six players out, though, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the league giving the all-clear for the game to kickoff at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Browns have been red hot entering this game, but without their top four wide receivers (yes, you read that correctly), the Jets have an opportunity to take advantage of the depleted offense. 

Of course, the run game is still a problem with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to worry about. But Baker Mayfield is going to have to throw to depth options at wideout instead of the players he's had great chemistry with these past few weeks.

With that said, expect the tight end trio of Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant and David Njoku to be very involved when Mayfield drops back to pass. They are also a lethal bunch and might have to be set out wide to make up for the losses today.

Either way, there will be football for Gang Green, who looks for their first win streak of the season in this one.