Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts takes place on Saturday afternoon in the latest round of NFL Preseason 2013 games. The Browns have gotten off to a bright start as they prepare to hit the regular season running and improve on their showing last season. Today's game starts at 7 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Browns come into this contest with a 2-0 record having recorded two home victories against St Louis and Detroit in their opening games. However, today they go on the road for their first away game of the season, and it could be a very different challenge awaiting them in Indianapolis.
Cleveland got off to a good start on Aug. 8 with a 27-19 win over St Louis, and they following that up a week later with an even more convincing 24-6 win over Detroit.
Over those two games they have averaged 25.5 points per game, enough to place them 7th in the NFL this preseason so far. Although their rush has been a bit stagnant, their passing offense has been effective, recording an average of 233.0 yards per game so far, which ranks them 8th in the NFL.
The Colts will have to pressure the Browns and stop the ball being sprayed about the park if they are to inflict a first defeat for the Browns today.
Meanwhile, the Colts are 1-1 so far, losing to Buffalo, but beating the New York Giants last week. They lost their opening home game against Buffalo 20-44 in a poor showing where they looked frail defensively, and horribly exposed by a merciless Buffalo offensive unit.
They did get themselves together last week though, and traveled to New York determined to keep things much tighter. They succeeded in frustrating the Giants offense, allowing them just 12 points through the game. That 20-12 win should have given the Colts renewed confidence and gives themselves something to build upon today.
The Colts have not looked particularly spectacular in pass or rush so far, and they will know a lot more work is needed if they are to hit the regular season flying in September.
Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts will start at 7 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.