The Cleveland Browns are in the thick of the playoff race after losing 21-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The Browns have won eight straight home games dating back to last season, and the last time they won on the road was in 2001.

But after they lost 23-20 to the New York Giants in Week 17, the team was without the services of running back Duke Johnson, who has been out since injuring his knee in Week 13.

And while the Browns won’t have the services from Johnson in Week 19 against the Carolina Panthers, they will have the likes of receiver Corey Coleman and running back Trent Richardson.

The team also lost quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was suspended for the first two games of the season after testing positive for marijuana metabolites in a positive test.

The Browns have to win out and keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.