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The Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts will be facing off on Sunday afternoon with both teams struggling so far this season. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream on the NFL Sunday Ticket via the link below.
The Browns finally got a win on the board last weekend making their dismal record slightly better at 1-5, and in the AFC North they are 1-2. The Colts are only doing slightly better themselves with a record of 2-3, and an AFC South record of 0-1.
In this corresponding fixture last year in September 2011 the Browns came through a tight contest, winning 27-19, and they will be hoping for a repeat today.
The Colts have been terrible in the rush offense department, currently ranking 30th in the league overall coming into this game, and managing just 3.6 yards per carry on average. Meanwhile in rush defense they rank only marginally better allowing 5.0 yards per carry on average, ranking 29th in the NFL. Overall that results in a minus 1.6 yards per carry deficit - the worst in the league for rushing stats. The Browns will have highlighted rushing as a big weakness in their opposition for this week and will be looking to exploit Indianapolis in this department.
Last week the Colts allowed through 252 yards on the ground against the Jets, which will have concerned all those connected with the Colts.
Meanwhile, on the same stats the Browns are not fantastic but are doing much better than the Colts. The Browns are averaging 3.9 yards per carry on rush offense, and are giving 4.6 yards per carry in rush defense - a deficit of 0.7 yards.
The Browns will be hoping that the inconsistent Colts can provide more fodder and allow them to begin to build upon their first win last week.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream via the NFL Sunday Ticket by clicking here.