Who would have thought that both these teams would have had a 3-2 record when they met up in week 6? The Browns are going to have Brandon Weeden starting for them this week after Brian Hoyer went down with a season ending injury. The Lions may have to play this game without Calvin Johnson. He was a late game scratch last week, but he has been able to attend practice on a limited basis this week. He will be a game time decision.
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
When: October 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind
Lions Player to Watch: Matt Stafford
Without his top 2 receivers in the game, Stafford struggled to connect with any of his receivers and had to dump the ball off to his tight ends and running backs during the whole game. He will be hoping to have Calcin Johnson available in the game. Nate Burleson will definitely be out with his broken arm.
Browns Player to Watch: Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon was the subject of trade talk for the last few weeks and he has been playing at a high level during that time. In the Browns 3-game winning streak, Gordon has 18 catches for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns. He will Brandon Weeden’s top target on the night.
Matchup to Watch: Joe Haden vs Calvin Johnson
This is assuming that Megatron will be playing in the game. Haden is one of the top corners in the game and he will have a tough task against Calvin Johnson. Johnson may be slowed with a knee injury, but he has performed well in the past when he has not been 100 percent.
The game is going to depend on if Calvin Johnson plays or not. If Calvin is out of the game, then the Lions offense is much easier to slow down. With him in there, they have that threat in the passing game and it opens it up for Reggie Bush. Calvin may be a little slow in this game, so I will select the Browns to win their 4th straight.
Browns 28, Lions 24