EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 20: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns looks to pass during the first quarter of a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The New York Jets’ Week 16 game is up in the air thanks to the Cleveland Browns’ delayed flight due to a recent positive COVID-19 test.

Robby Sabo

The logistics surrounding the New York Jets-Cleveland Browns Week 16 matchup at MetLife Stadium are suddenly in doubt.

On Saturday, the Browns organization announced that their regularly-scheduled flight to New Jersey has been delayed thanks to a positive COVID-19 test.

The Browns have also closed down their facilities for the time being.

“Earlier today, the Cleveland Browns were informed that a player’s test results have come back positive for COVID-19. Our facility is closed and our flight to New Jersey has been delayed while contact tracing is being conducted. The team is holding meetings remotely as we continue to consult with the NFL and medical experts on the appropriate next steps as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”

What this means for the 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford remains to be seen.

The Jets are coming off their first victory of the season, a 23-20 win over the Rams in Los Angeles. While Adam Gase‘s squad looks to start a winning streak, the fans remain stuck on the tank race.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will unexpectedly turn to Mike Glennon when they welcome in the Chicago Bears on Sunday. They’ll then wrap up the season in Indianapolis, while the Jets visit New England.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com

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