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Browns Get Ready To Face Indy Without Peyton Manning

Browns have a chance to steal a win in Indy

It will be odd for the Browns, when they go into Indianapolis this Sunday to take on the Colts. For so long Indy has had Peyton Manning under center, and any game plan had to focus on Manning and what he was capable of doing from any part of a football field.

Now that Manning is out after neck surgery, both teams will be looking for their first victory of the season, after Cleveland lost at home to the Bengals last weekend while the Colts were humbled 34-7 in Houston.

Kerry Collins took every snap in the game against the Texans, and went 16-for-31 for 197 yards. Collins did not throw a pick, but he did fumble three times, losing two, and was sacked three times.

Joseph Addai was the leading rusher, accounting for 39 yards on eight carries, with Delone Carter carrying seven times for 25.

Needless to say, the Colts struggled mightily in their first game started by anyone other than Manning since 1997.

Think about that. In 1997 the "old" Browns were in just their second season in Baltimore.

Indianapolis is Collins's sixth NFL team. He spent the past five years with the Tennessee Titans and has a career record of 81-96.

We will have more in-depth previews, injury reports, picks and opinions as the week goes on. So please refer back to this stream daily for coverage right up until game day on Sunday at 1:00.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.