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Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts: Previews and Predictions

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterOctober 9, 2016

You have to feel good for the Cleveland Browns and their fans after winning the Battle of Ohio against the Cincinnati Bengals. What's even more impressive is that they did it with a hobbled Trent Richardson. 

And while Brandon Weeden, Richardson and Josh Gordon get a lot of the attention, the Browns' defense has quietly become the best in the AFC North. Dick Jauron's group is getting after quarterbacks and creating turnovers. Of course, it helps to have Joe Haden back at cornerback. 

For the Colts, this could get ugly quick yet again. Against the Packers, they rode the emotion of playing for Chuck Pagano to a big-time comeback in the second half. Against the Jets, they were never able to get out of their own way and couldn't replicate that feat. 

Against the Browns, you have to think Andrew Luck and company will try to move the pocket a bit more to keep the Browns' pass rush from teeing off on the first overall pick. Luck took some big hits against both the Packers and Jets; a few more weeks like that and Luck could be rattled for the rest of the year.

In the video above, we look at the biggest matchups in this game and give our picks. Two-game winning streak for the Browns? It just might be...

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