Browns should run over Raiders

Laveranues Coles has struggled the past two weeks but his fortunes could be improving with Tampa coming to town.

Updated: October 10, 2003, 12:39 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
Laveranues Coles is only three yards shy of the leading the league in receiving and no one has more than his 33 receptions, but those numbers don't completely satisfy the fourth-year wideout.

In the last two weeks Coles has only 10 catches for 122 yards. However, even though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming to town, Coles' fortunes could be improving.

The Buccaneers own the sixth-ranked pass defense and only allow a measly 5.1 yards per pass attempt, but the Indianapolis Colts were able to move the ball through the air against them Monday night very effectively. That was mainly because CB Brian Kelly tore his pectoral muscle and was replaced by the inexperienced Tim Wansley, who was abused by WR Marvin Harrison.


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