The Colts (3-3) have had some ‘tough luck’ as of late to say the least, and things won’t get any easier hosting a very tough Browns defense that’s led by sackmaster Myles Garrett. Of course, the Colts will be starting veteran Gardner Minshew and hoping for much better results than last weekend against their rival Jacksonville Jaguars.
Of critical importance for the Colts will be the ability to effectively establish the run with both star running back Jonathan Taylor, as well as breakout rusher Zack Moss.
Defensively for Indy, it’s unclear if Browns starting quarterback Deshaun Watson will go, who was a limited practice participant on Thursday—but if not, former Colts quarterback P.J. Walker will start again in his absence
Browns: OG Joel Bitonio (knee); TE Harrison Bryant (Hip); WR Amari Cooper (Ankle); RB Kareem Hunt (Thigh); CB Greg Newsome II (Hamstring); LB Anthony Walker (Concussion); and QB Deshaun Watson (Right Shoulder).
Colts: TE Kylen Granson (Concussion); WR Alec Pierce (Shoulder); and OT Braden Smith (Hip/Wrist).
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Time: 1 PM EST
Playing surface: Artificial turf
Weather forecast: Cloudy, fifties
Matchup history: Browns 18-17
Odds: Browns -3
Head Official: Shawn Smith
Television broadcast: CBS; Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta
Colts radio broadcast: Matt Taylor is joined by Rick Venturi and Larra Overton on 93.5 FM; 107.5 The Fan and 97.1 HANK FM and on Colts Radio Network affiliates. (Colts Radio Affiliates | Indianapolis Colts -colts.com)
SiriusXM broadcast: SiriusXM Channel 227
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