|INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-4)||WEEK 13||CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-7)|
|Date:||November 30, 2008||Location:||Cleveland, OH
|Time:||1:00 p.m. ET
||Stadium:||Cleveland Browns Stadium
||Favorite:||Colts by 4½|
|Radio:||WMMS, 100.7 FM||Over/Under:||43½|
|SBN Coverage:||Stampede Blue||Announcers
||Dick Enberg & Randy Cross
The Cleveland Browns' chances for the playoffs are gone, but their opportunity for vengeance remains. Last year, the Indianapolis Colts failed to give an effort in Week 17 against the Tennessee Titans, thereby eliminating the Browns from playoff contention. Whether that means something to you or not, it plays a factor in the emotion of today's game. Maybe not for the players, but for some fans, it does.
Derek Anderson will get the start for the Cleveland Browns after Brady Quinn's season-ending injury last week. The fans at the stadium could boo with every misthrow, but I hope they don't unless it truly is a horrible effort by Anderson. We still need to try to provide a home-field advantage -- it happened against the Giants, so why not against the Colts?
FINAL PREDICTION: Indianapolis Colts 27, Cleveland Browns 20.
Without Bob Sanders, almost anybody can score against the Colts' defense. However, the Colts' offense is back in sync, and with that, Peyton Manning is brilliant at chewing up clock time. By keeping our offense off the field enough, the Colts will come away with the victory.
This is the official gameday topic for the Cleveland Browns in Week 13 as they take on the Indianapolis Colts. All comments regarding the game should be posted in this topic. Enjoy the game, and GO BROWNS!!!