Coming off their first win of the season, the Browns return home to face the 0-2 Miami Dolphins. They will have to get their first home win of the season without their offensive leader, Peyton Hillis, who was ruled out this morning with strep throat and a fever. Montario Hardesty will get the call with Armond Smith backing him up.
With Brian Daboll returning, there’s plenty of motivation for Browns players on the offensive side of the ball, particularly quarterback Colt McCoy, whose rocky relationship with Daboll was detailed by Mary Kay Cabot this morning. Even with Hillis out, the Dolphins D has been torched in the first two weeks of the season and this game is a great opportunity for Colt McCoy to put up some numbers. While he’s not Tom Brady or even Matt Schaub, Colt should be able to connect for some big plays, with a home win absolutely still within reach. The Browns are still 1.5 point favorites. For our preview, check out our regular friday “Browns Will Win If..” feature for the Miami game. Leave your thoughts and comments here as the afternoon develops.