The Cleveland Browns may be changing their entire ownership around, but they are just trying to start a winning streak these days.Defeating the Bengals was a direction in the right move and they may just be on their way towards a few more before the season is over with.
Brandon Weeden has finally developed a rhythm with one his receivers and his name is Josh Gordon. Gordon has been borderline unstoppable when Weeden chucks it deep and the former Baylor Bear should draw some concerns for a Colts secondary that has had issue slowing down any random receive
This the reason the game may just come down to which running game dominates and even with a flank injury, Trent Richardson is looking good.
Richardson has been one of the finest backs in the entire NFL thus far and nothing seems like it can slow him down. The biggest question mark we all thought would be the ability of Brandon Weeden to thread the needle and that has not been the case.
Weeden is throwing it all over the place with some success that even surprises some Brown fans, which makes you scratch your head.
Bank on Josh Gordon making another big play in the Colts secondary this time, as it could prove to be devastating for a Colts team that would love to hang around the wild card race.
The biggest concern for the Colts would have to be the lack of a run game and that is where Vick Ballard better put together a fine game or else he may not be starting for the rest of the season.
Donald Brown (knee) has minor surgery and will be out for another week or two, but Andrew Luck is not great enough to carry this offense on a consistent basis. Sure he is capable of doing it at times in the AFC South of all divisions (arguably the worst save NFC South), but this Browns defense is no longer a walk in the park.
Joe Haden is back and the secondary is avoiding getting torched, so as long as AJ Green is not running routes.
The Browns have proven to be a much more balanced offense and they should pull off the slight upset.
Network: CBS (711)
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Colts by 2.5
Danny V’s Pick: Browns 24, Colts 21