Cleveland Browns: 5 reasons Browns will upend Colts in Week 5

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5 reasons the Cleveland Browns will upend the Colts in Week 5.

The Cleveland Browns return home to play the Indianapolis Colts riding a three-game winning streak.

Fortunately, they’ll be able to celebrate by playing in front of 12,000 fans, as the organization was given permission to double its crowd-size.

The Browns haven’t been 3-1 to start a campaign since Butch Davis and Tim Couch were taking names during the 2001 season, and, as we all know, the current roster is vastly better than we saw during in the new millennium.

With the Browns riding a wave of success, the team is slowing moving up national power rankings (as high as No. 9 in one) and getting more run on the daily sports talk shows on that four-letter network.

That said, they’re still not getting the respect they may deserve. Many view the Colts as a real test for the upstart Browns. I’ve seen the Colts favored by 1.5 on some sites, as clearly, some are still hesitant to jump on the Browns’ bandwagon based off the opponents they’ve beaten.

And that’s fair. Beating Cincinnati, Washington and a Dallas team with no defense doesn’t automatically make you a Super Bowl contender.

That said, the Browns are in contention for a playoff spot, and they’ll get to find out a lot about themselves against a good indy football team.

Here’s five reasons Cleveland will upend the Colts and move to 4-1 on the season.