AFC North Buzz: Joe Burrow MVP talk, Steelers without top tight end; Ravens, Browns face tough battles

Around the AFC North, why Joe Burrow's MVP stock is plummeting, Steelers look to rookie tight end and the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns face tough Week 7 battles.
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AFC North Injury watch: Will Deshaun Watson play in Week 7 vs Colts?

The Cleveland Browns will look to score another victory on Sunday after upsetting the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 without Deshaun Watson.

They should have an easier task going up against the Indianapolis Colts, but any given Sunday in the NFL right?

The big question entering Week 7 is the availability of Watson who has yet to really show up as the Watson of old.  After not practicing on Wednesday, Watson was limited in practice on Thursday, and was a full participant on Friday.  That leaves him as questionable for Sunday’s game.

If he is not able to go, the Browns will have to lean on backup quarterback P.J. Walker, who did enough to help the team upset the 49ers although he did throw 2 interceptions in the game.  Against a Colts defense that will be without DT Grover Stewart and will have two rookies starting at the corner position.

“They have two rookie corners, so as long as we play our game and worry about executing, we should be fine,” Browns receiver Amari Cooper said this week.  “Every week, I feel like I will beat my matchup.  This week isn’t any different.”


But the question is will Cooper and the Browns playmakers be catching the ball from Walker or Watson in his return?

Either way, the Browns should be favored to get a W in Lucas Oil Stadium.