NFL Preview: Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts Injury Updates, Predictions

October 11, 2020 11:20 pm

The Baker Mayfield-led Cleveland Browns have emerged victorious in their last three outings in the NFL. They suffered a humiliating 6-38 loss in the opening week against the Baltimore Ravens; however, Head Coach Kevin Stefanski has helped them find some form as they enter Week Five with a 3-1 record.

Philip Rivers’ Indianapolis Colts have followed a similar trajectory. They lost their first game of the season to the Gardner Minshew-led Jacksonville Jaguars; however, they’ve managed to go three games without a loss and will certainly be looking to add to that record as they gear up to face the Browns tonight.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week Five game day predictions.

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Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. in the limelight for the Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns’ Head Coach Kevin Stefanski will be delighted that his stars have found their ‘mojo’ at the right time. The likes of Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield, and Odell Beckham Jr. were highly impressive during their most recent win over the Dallas Cowboys.

They have a few injuries on defense, but otherwise, they seem like the favorites to win on Sunday. The likes of Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward, and Terrance Mitchell will have their plates full while playing the Colts at the FirstEnergy Stadium.

Indianapolis Colts looking to build on their three-game winning streak

Head Coach Frank Reich will be happy with how his players have performed in the ongoing season. With three wins and one loss, the Colts are well on track to make the Playoffs in 2020.

Quarterback Philip Rivers will be key for the Colts in Week Five, T. Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal, on the other hand, will play a vital role on the offensive side of things.

In addition to that, basketball player-turned-NFL tight end Mo Alie-Cox has been enjoying a breakthrough season in Indy this year. He has already notched 11 receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns to his name.

The Colts defense led by Justin Houston, Xavier Rhodes, and Anthony Walker Jr. will be kept busy by Mayfield and his star-studded supporting cast on Sunday.

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NFL Preview: Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts Injury Updates

Cleveland – Out

DT Larry Ogunjobi – Abdomen

CB Greedy Williams – Shoulder

LB Tae Davis – Elbow


S Karl Joseph – Hamstring

DE Adrian Clayborn – Hip

Indianapolis – Out

LB Darius Leonard – Groin)

DT Anthony Castonzo – Rib


LB Anthony Walker – Ankle

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Browns vs Colts Prediction

Cleveland Browns 39 – 33 Indianapolis Colts

Sep 13, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) drops back to pass in the first quarter against Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Leah Stauffer-USA TODAY Sports

In their last nine meetings, the Colts have won eight games against the Browns. They should be the favorites heading into this encounter, but we’re backing the home team to come through in light of their recent performances in the league.

Head Coach Kevin Stefanski has managed to instill some confidence into this young Browns roster. Odell Beckham Jr. and Baker Mayfield will be the two players in the spotlight at the FirstEnergy Stadium.

They’ve been terrific over the last three weeks and will hope to build their morale with another strong display against the in-form Indianapolis Colts.

Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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