Everything seems to be going right for the Cleveland Browns. After coming up with a historic win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Wild Card matchup on Sunday, the team is getting a huge boost this coming week with head coach Kevin Stefanski being cleared to come back and join the team.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Stefanski will be back with the team this week and will be available to coach the Browns in their upcoming divisional round bout against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Browns’ HC Kevin Stefanski will return to his team this week and coach next Sunday at Kansas City.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2021
Kevin Stefanski initially tested positive for COVID-19 earlier last week, which meant he had to isolate himself in quarantine and be without his team in a crucial stage of their season. Due to league rules, the Browns coach was also not allowed to guide his team from home, which meant that Cleveland special team coordinator Alex Van Pelt was in charge on Sunday.
After their huge 48-37 win over the Steelers, the Browns would need everything in their wheelhouse to try and edge out the defending champs next weekend. Having Stefanski back on the sidelines will definitely be a huge boost for them.
The Browns are one of the hottest team right now in the NFL. They finished the regular season with a 11-5 record, which propelled them to book a trip to the playoffs for the first time in almost two decades. A tight 24-22 win on Week 17 against the Steelers set-up another game against Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round of the 2021 playoffs, a game which Cleveland dominated from the get-go.
Cleveland mounted an early 28-0 lead over the Steelers, which proved to be enough for them to snag their first playoff road win since 1969.