CLEVELAND - There won't be much time to come up for air this week for the Browns.
The celebration of a 17-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals had barely ended when the Browns were back on the field Monday afternoon for a light practice. There will be another practice today and a walk-through Wednesday in preparation for Thursday's game against the Buffalo Bills at First Energy Stadium.
It's a big challenge for both Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and Bills coach Doug Marrone. Marrone might face a stiffer challenge because of the travel that's involved Wednesday.
"It's a challenge in all areas," Chudzinski said. "Obviously for the players physically being able to turn around and play on Thursday. Emotionally to be able to bring energy to that game. Obviously getting to know the opponent and working on them on the practice field with limited reps, and from a coaching standpoint to put together a game plan in a short amount of time."
The best thing going for the Browns, in addition to working on a two-game winning streak, is to not have suffered any significant injuries against the Bengals. It's rare to have a game where at least one player doesn't hobble off the field with a minor injury.
BIG DAY: Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson has proclaimed Thursday "Jim Brown Day." Brown will be honored at halftime of the game for his contributions to the Browns and the City of Cleveland.
Brown will join five breast-cancer survivors as honorary coin-toss captains. Throughout the game, Brown's No. 32 will be displayed on lapel pins and buttons worn by all game-day staff at First Energy Stadium.
"When Jimmy Haslam invited me to do this, I was flattered," Brown said. "That night will be about family, about joining together with the city, the region and the greatest fans in all the NFL in a celebration of the Cleveland Browns. I'm thrilled about the opportunity."
ADDING TO THE MIX: Chudzinski was pleased with the contributions running back Willis McGahee made against the Bengals. He had 46 yards on 15 carries, but, more importantly, he had three carries for 21 yards on the clinching touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter.
"At the end of the day being able to get in there," Chudzinski said. "He ran hard. He's a physical guy and gets it up in there. He was big on that drive. I've mentioned before - not just from him as a player - but also the leadership and attitude he's bringing to the offense and the team has really helped our guys."
GO TRIBE: Chudzinski opened his Monday press conference by asking members of the assembled media, "Where's your Tribe gear?" The Indians will play in the one-game American League Wild Card round Wednesday for the right to play the Boston Red Sox in the AL Division Series.
INJURY REPORT: Linebacker Quentin Groves (knee), defensive lineman Billy Winn (quadriceps) and defensive end Jabaal Sheard (knee) didn't practice. Kicker Billy Cundiff (thigh), guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and defensive lineman John Hughes (knee) were limited.
The Bills are hurting at running back. C.J. Spiller injured an ankle Sunday and Fred Jackson tore the MCL in a knee. Jackson vows to play Thursday, but that would seem to be a reach. Spiller missed practice, as did cornerback Ron Brooks (foot) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (wrist). Jackson was limited.