January 24 2018

Things To Watch For: Colts and Browns

January 24 2018, 01:56 | Sammy Rose

Colts vs Browns: Game Pick – Which team wins first?

NFL 2017 Week 3: Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts Preview and Prediction

That said, Week 3 versus the Indianapolis Colts was the week that most fans expected Cleveland to win.

WR Kamar Aiken, S Darius Butler, CB Chris Milton, and TE Brandon Williams are all in the questionable region. "I'm just ready to hit the road and finally get a win under our belt". What is even more of a shocker though is that he caught the ball.

Indy (1-2) avoided its first 0-3 start in six years. Strongside linebacker John Simon was a force for much of the first half of the Browns game.

The Browns, looking for answers at wide receiver, elevated Jordan Leslie from the practice squad on September 22 so he can play against the Colts two days later in Indianapolis.

It's not just frustrating, it's become infuriating.

"We had a great plan, " Brissett said. "Nobody's down. We've got to make plays for him (Kizer)". It just so happened that our best players scored touchdowns today - T.Y. and Frank.

The Browns resumed their pregame protests nearly one month to the day that they first expressed their frustration for a lack of social equality and police brutality. DeShone Kizer's second career start was a nightmare, as he threw three interceptions, lost a fumble, and missed portions of the game with a migraine headache. Britt also caught a 38-yard pass up the far sideline on a attractive ball from Kizer.

Cleveland spent the rest of the game playing catch-up, but had two second-half scoring chances snuffed out by Rashaan Melvin's interceptions. Over the final two quarters, 32 plays netted 75 yards and four first downs. "I thought about taking it back, but I've got to be smart about it".

Completions of 31 and 25 yards to Hilton set up Indianapolis' touchdowns, as did a 34-yard pass interference penalty on another pass intended for Hilton.

"I'm not going to say it was emotional", Jackson said. We're going to enjoy the win because we know how hard it is. "We did not do that".

Jacoby Brissett and the Colts' offense looked unsafe in the first half, putting up 28 points on the Browns.

Kizer's 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end David Njoku with 27 seconds left in the first half sliced the Colts' halftime lead to 28-14.

Head coach Hue Jackson has a lot on his plate. Some 22 days later, Brissett will be making his second start with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Browns are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 versus the AFC and 1-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Kizer's throwing delivery is a work in progress so the Colts need to keep him in the pocket and not let him make plays off script with his legs. Have thoughts on how the Browns and Colts are performing?

By then, it was too late. Peppers must also resist the temptation to move closer to make plays.

"We all understand the magnitude of it and the urgency", Pagano said. I thought he managed things well, protected the ball and he made big plays.

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