Week 3 (vs. Cleveland Browns) – Cleveland Browns News

Week 3 (vs. Cleveland Browns) – Cleveland Browns News

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts continue an early-season home swing Week 3 when they play host to the Cleveland Browns.

With the season right around the corner, let’s take a close look at the matchup:

Week 3:
Indianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns
Sunday, Sept. 24; 1 p.m.
Lucas Oil Stadium

2016 synopsis: The Browns in 2016 finished with a 1-15 record, placing fourth in the NFC North standings. The team opened its season with 14 straight losses before claiming its one and only victory of the season, 20-17, over the San Diego Chargers at FirstEnergy Stadium. In their first season under head coach Hue Jackson, Cleveland struggled mightily at times, but also had plenty of chances throughout the season to earn other victories, losing five games by six points or fewer, including two in overtime.

Although Jackson has had considerable success in the past working with various quarterbacks, the Browns couldn’t get over some serious offensive woes in 2016, ranking 30th in the league in total offense (311 yards per game), including 28th in passing yards (204 per game), while ranking 14th in rushing (107 yards per game).

The Browns in 2016 had three quarterbacks start at least three games, led by Cody Kessler, who had eight starts; he completed 128-of-195 passes (65.6 percent) for 1,380 yards with six touchdowns to two interceptions, though he would be sacked 21 times. Robert Griffin III started just five games in an injury-plagued season, and completed 87-of-147 passes (59.2 percent) for 886 yards with two touchdowns to three picks, while also running the ball 41 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Finally, veteran Josh…

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