Browns secure No. 1 pick in National Football League draft; Giants No. 2

Oscar Cross
January 1, 2018

Frank Gore may not hit the 1000 yard mark this season, but Brissett could blow past the 3000-yard mark against the struggling Texans.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Indianapolis is favored at home in this game, as the Colts are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Texans. Tom Savage started that game for the Texans, but he is also now injured, and it is likely that the Texans will start T.J. Yates at quarterback against the Colts in this game.

Last season, the Browns spent the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on former Texas A&M standout defensive end Myles Garrett, and then, the second choice on defensive back Jabrill Peppers (University of Michigan).

Vinatieri added a 22-yard field goal with 31 seconds left to seal it.


The penalties offset, and the two players continued to get chippy. Their run defense allows 122.8 yards per contest. The Colts defense should prioritize the pass rush coming into this game because Yates has not proven over his National Football League career to be a good enough quarterback to pick apart weak coverage when he is under heavy pressure. Yates finished with 14 completions in 24 attempts for 137 yards and was intercepted on the game's last play. His touchdown was the first score of the season for the 4th-year running back.

The Texans have the better playmakers for this game, but their QB play has been bad.

The Texans' pick, acquired in a trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson last April, can be as high as No. 4 and no lower than fifth overall. Fuller did not return.

NOTES: Colts CB Kenny Moore suffered a concussion in the first half.

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