Browns vs. Colts: Week 3 start time, TV, radio info
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns face the Indianapolis Colts with both teams looking for their first win of the season. Here is how to watch or listen to today’s game.
The Cleveland Browns hit the road again today to take on the Indianapolis Colts.
Presumably, one of the teams will exit Lucas Oil Stadium around 4 p.m. with their first win of the season.
The Browns enter the game in far better shape health wise than the Colts, but Cleveland is missing two key players in linebacker Jamie Collins, who is definitely out with a concussion, and defensive end Myles Garrett, who is likely out with his high ankle sprain.
Offensively, the Browns will be facing a Colts defense that is among the league’s best when it comes to stopping the run, so we may be in for another afternoon of watching rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer throwing the ball far too much.
A win today would be the first road victory for the Browns under head coach Hue Jackson, and it would help calm down the rising tide of angst over the Browns starting the season at 0-2 despite playing two of the league’s better teams.
That is a reality not lost on Jackson, according to clevelandbrowns.com:
"“We need to win. Our guys have worked extremely hard, and that is something I have talked to them about. Obviously, like I said, we played two of the better teams in our division, one and two in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. We get it. We are not there yet, but that is where we want to be. We competed. We didn’t compete well enough to win. We have an opportunity to go out and play better this week and try to get a victory. It would boost everybody’s morale – the organization, our players, everybody – because that is where we want to get to as fast as we can, which is winning.”"
As we get ready for what could possibly be the first victory Monday of the young season, here is how you can watch or listen to today’s game:
Date: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Kickoff Time: 1 p.m. EST
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
TV Channel: WOIO Channel 19. NFL Sunday Ticket Channel 709
Announcers: Beth Mowins and Jay Feely
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Radio: 92.3 The Fan, ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM). You can also listen online at clevelandbrowns.com or through the Browns mobile app.
Announcers: Jim Donovan, Doug Dieken and Nathan Zegura (sidelines)
Series: The Browns lead the all-time series, 15-14.
Last meeting: Indianapolis won, 25-24, on Dec. 7, 2014
Betting line: Browns -1.5 (from sportsbookreview.com)
Uniforms: The Browns will wear white jerseys, white pants and orange socks
Weather: The game will be played indoors, but it will be 85 degrees and sunny, with no chance of rain outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. (from weather.com)
Injuries: Browns – Out: Linebacker Jamie Collins. Doubtful: Defensive end Myles Garrett and wide receiver Sammie Coates. Questionable: Defensive lineman T.Y. McGill.
Colts – Out: Cornerback Quincy Wilson, running back Marlon Mack, quarterback Andrew Luck, center Ryan Kelly, inside linebacker Anthony Walker and wide receiver Chester Rogers. Doubtful: Defensive back Vontae Davis. Questionable: Wide receiver Kamar Aiken, defensive back Darius Butler, defensive back Chris Milton and tight end Brandon Williams. (clevelandbrowns.com)
Probable = virtual certainty player will be available for normal duties. Questionable = 50% chance player will not play; Doubtful = at least 75% chance player will not play; Out = will not play.