Jamie Collins (concussion) unlikely to play in Browns' Week 3 matchup

NFL 2017 Week 3: Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts Preview and Prediction

Despite a furious late-game comeback effort, turnovers, three-and-outs, allowing chunk plays and multiple penalties doomed the Cleveland Browns in their inter-division game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday. CBS will have the 1:00 p.m. ET telecast. Cleveland falls to 0-3 and has only one win under head coach Hue Jackson through 19 games.

The Colts answered the Browns' quick scoring drive with one of their own early in the second quarter.

Scott Tolzien's tenure as the starter lasted one week, and recently acquired Jacoby Brissett's interception in overtime last week led to another loss.

Over on the Colts' side, they're sitting at 0-2 as well after a 46-9 defeat by the Rams and a 16-13 OT loss to the Cardinals.

Brissett threw for a touchdown and ran for two in the first half, looking comfortable for a guy who arrived in Indy earlier this month, before starting out of desperation.

The quarterbacks in this game certainly aren't elite, but it will be important to watch as each quarterback is still learning. Kizer will have a healthy Kenny Britt to overthrow as well as Rishard Higgins, who caught seven passes for 95 yards last week.

Luck is on his way back and Brissett has found his comfort zone in the offense - two things that should make the Colts happy. Meanwhile, wide receiver Sammie Coates is inactive and Kasen Williams will draw back in the lineup, after being inactive last week.




Aside from Luck, the Colts will also be without Ryan Kelly along the offensive line, and Vontae Davis is also expected to be out, listed as doubtful. While it remains a possibility that Garrett could play in his first regular-season game this week, it's more likely the Browns will play it safe and sit him.

Joe Thomas is arguably the best offensive tackle in the National Football League and is a surefire Hall-of-Famer. It needs to happen because the Colts are now ranked 31st in pass defense, which isn't exclusively indicative of how the back end of the defense has played in two weeks.

So far in 2017, Sheard has five tackles and no sacks.

Johnathan Hankins has proven to be a major addition for the Colts interior defense.

He spent the first three years of his career with the Dolphins before being traded to the Colts in August 2012. Hankins leads the Colts second ranked rushing defense which allows just 2.5 yards per carry.

The Browns stand a good chance of getting an "early" win under their belts if they can travel well into IN today.

It is important for Hankins to win the battle in the trenches against Tretter and not give up any big runs.

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