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Cleveland has a quarterback issue, but they are finding ways to win

It was another battle for the Browns to victory this past Sunday. First, they escaped the 49ers with a win after a missed field goal by San Francisco. This week they were able to overcome the odds and beat the Indianapolis Colts with Gardner Minshew at quarterback. The wrinkle though was being without Deshaun Watson for most of the game.

Sitting at 4-2 is nice, but the Browns have a serious question mark at quarterback going forward. It was reported that Watson could have returned to the game, but the coaching staff denied that course of action. They instead turned to P.J. Walker for a second straight week to help lead them to victory. There are lots of question marks for this offense, but they have been able to find ways to win.

It's a long season and Cleveland will have another test this week as they fly across the country to take on the Seattle Seahawks. It is one of the loudest environments in football and the Browns will have to find different ways of dealing with that. Figuring out the best way to utilize Watson has to be the key going forward for Cleveland.

If they fail at that then they will be trying to claw each week for a win by Walker coming into the game. Their defense is a top unit in football, but all of that will fall apart later this season if their amount of game time continues to increase. Both they and the Steelers have the same issues right now, but both are hanging in there.