Daily Dawg Tags: Changing the losing narrative

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The Cleveland Browns must pick up a win this Sunday to avoid falling to 0-3 and starting up talks of another wasted season.

Cleveland Browns football has been back for two weeks and we are already talking about a must-win game. Some things never change.

The Browns, at least on paper and in the world of betting, have a good shot to win this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, who will be without Andrew Luck. And while the Browns didn’t play well in Week 2, fans have seen flashes from the team against two top contenders that will hopefully translate into a victory over a lesser opponent.

And while it is indeed early, the Browns cannot afford a loss on Sunday. 0-2 is bad enough but 0-3 would be a disaster, especially for Hue Jackson. A 1-15 season followed by an 0-3 start could start raising questions about his job security when the sole focus should be rebuilding this franchise into a winner.

A loss doesn’t mean things will go into a mass panic, but 0-3 is never fun. Luckily, the Browns have a great shot to come out of Sunday with a 1-2 record with the 0-2 Cincinnati Bengals coming to town in Week 4. Try to stay positive out there.

We take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and more from around the NFL in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Sunday’s game in Indianapolis is a must-win

"The Cleveland Browns cannot afford to fall to 0-3 to begin the season, especially against an Indianapolis Colts team without Andrew Luck."

Browns in no rush to ignite the running game

"The Cleveland Browns have not been able to run the ball so far in 2017, and head coach Hue Jackson believes the situation will only resolve itself with time."

Isaiah Crowell wants the ball more in Browns offense (ESPN)

"Running back Isaiah Crowell has talked with coach Hue Jackson about his limited carries in the Cleveland Browns’ first two games of the regular season, Crowell said Wednesday."

Cleveland Browns: 3 Bold predictions vs. Colts in Week 3 (NFL Spin Zone)

"Facing the Indianapolis Colts without quarterback Andrew Luck is exactly what the Cleveland Browns needed. Here are three bold predictions for that game."

NFL news:

Sam Bradford knee injury was non-contact (FanSided)

"The knee injury that kept Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Sam Bradford out of Week 2’s loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers was a non-contact one."

David Johnson: It’s been a tough couple of weeks (PFT)

"David Johnson not only can’t carry the football, but the cast on his left wrist prevents him from comfortably carrying his infant son, David Jr."