Key #5: Pressure Philip Rivers
DE Myles Garrett is tied for the league-lead in sacks at five, three of which were strip-sacks. The Colts starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo is out this week with a rib injury. Indy has allowed just four sacks all season, but this is an opportunity for Garrett and the Browns defensive line to create havoc in the Colts backfield and to stymie any chance the Colts rushing game, led by rookie RB Jonathan Taylor, could provide the offense for the team.
It will be a tough task for the Browns to beat the Colts, but they are capable of it. With a win, they will prove that they are playoff contenders and it will lead to a Browns-Steelers matchup next Sunday with first place in the AFC North possibly on the line. With a loss, they will find themselves in a tough spot headed to Pittsburgh, with a 3-3 record a very possible, albeit disappointing outcome.