The Browns will face the Indianapolis Colts this weekend with a chance to go 4-1 for the first time since 1994. A team they are 1-8 against since the re-birth of the Browns in 1999. The Colts are also looking to go to 4-1, after a shocking opening game loss to the Jaguars, they have rebounded, winning three in a row and now boast the league’s top defense. They will be without 2019 Pro-Bowl linebacker Darius Leonard on Sunday, though, so that will give the Browns offense a much better chance at picking up where they left off in Dallas.
Here are five keys to a Browns win!
Key #1: Get Kareem Hunt Rolling
After Nick Chubb went down with an Achilles injury last Sunday, Kareem Hunt and D’Ernest Johnson stepped up to help keep the Browns running game moving. They will have a tough time on Sunday as the Colts defense ranks fourth in rush yards allowed per game in 2020. They are yet to allow more than 63 yards to one player in a game this season, while the Browns haven’t won while not having someone top 63 yards since Week 2 of 2019 against the Jets. However, the loss of Leonard, combined with the power of the Browns running backs, even without Chubb, can be enough to lead the offense to paydirt.