4 Cleveland Browns whose stocks are down as Colts hang around too long

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3. Sione Takitaki

Truth be told, it’s probably unfair to list Sione Takitaki here this week. He had seven tackles, a run stuff and overall, looked aggressive out there, which is what you want from your starting linebacker.

That said, he looked lost on the Colts first touchdown of the game, in which Indy running back Jonathan Taylor scored from 2 yards out.

The Colts successfully confused the Browns with pre-snap motion, and then Takitaki seemed to bite on Rivers’ shimmy, which makes no sense, because there was no chance Old Stone Shoes was going to run with it.

Takitaki got iced of the play and Taylor scored the easy touchdown he’ll ever get.

Bigger picture-wise, the Browns run defense was a major reason the Colts were able to hang around. Cleveland’s inability to stop Taylor, especially on third downs, was brutal to watch.