Colts owner Jim Irsay is superstitious about the Browns

Colts owner Jim Irsay is superstitious about the Browns.

Cleveland, coming off a win against the 49ers, will now face Indianapolis for the second time this season.

It’s been plenty of home cooking so far for the Cleveland Browns, who have played four of their first five games in the intimate atmosphere of Cleveland Browns Stadium.

In Week 7, the Browns traveled to Indianapolis for the second time this season and were able to compete against the hometown favorite Colts.
That’s because team owner Jim Irsay announced on social media that Lucas Oil Stadium will open its roof for Sunday’s game.

Why is this important?
As local Indianapolis reporter Dave Griffiths pointed out, the Colts may try to use sports superstition to their advantage, as Indy is 10-0 when the roof is open.

Without starting quarterback Anthony Richardson, it’s hard to accuse Irsay of being creative enough to give the team some kind of edge.
According to SI Sportsbook, Cleveland is a -3.5 road favorite and boasts the best defense in the NFL after a surprising win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Without Richardson, journeyman Gardner Minshew will start at center for the Colts.
Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is likely out and continues to battle a rotator cuff injury that left him bruised in the team’s Week 3 win over Tennessee.
But Watson took steps to return to action later in the week, practicing limited Thursday and then fully Friday.
With or without Watson, the Browns will try to overcome Irsay’s attempts at voodoo magic and win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Spencer Herman contributes to a group of Northeast Ohio sites including Cavs Insider, Cleveland Baseball Insider and most notably Browns Digest.
He also serves as a fill-in for Cleveland Sports Radio, 92.3 The Fan, one of the Browns’ radio stations in Cleveland.

 

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