The Cleveland Browns will be visiting Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend, but they also bring along a lowly 1-5 record. It is hard to see Brandon Weeden and company doing any real damage.
Andrew Luck should pick apart a Cleveland secondary ranked 30th in the NFL when defending against the pass. Even though the Browns have superstar cornerback Joe Haden back from a suspension, Indianapolis has a multitude of passing weapons.
Reggie Wayne has been tearing it up this season and he is joined by an emerging receiving corps, including Donnie Avery and the rookies T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.
Outside of Greg Little and Josh Gordon, Weeden doesn’t have many targets, and for a rookie quarterback in a hostile environment that could be devastating.
Of course, Trent Richardson will be the deciding factor in this matchup. If he has a big game and finds the end zone, it might be hard for Indy to recover. However, the more likely scenario is that the rookie running back will have a solid day but not do anything too disastrous.
In the battle of rookie quarterbacks, it is very hard to pick against Luck. He will find a way to win at home against the worst team in the league.