After leaving Cleveland Browns Stadium last week with a sour taste in their mouth, the Browns rebounded Sunday in Indianapolis, beating the Colts 27-19.
Colts’ defensive captain, Browns’ starting offensive lineman both inactive for game
Browns in Search of 1st Win Against the Colts
Peyton Manning The win ended a five-game losing streak in the series dating back to 1994, and drops the Colts to 0-2 for the first time in 13 years.
The Browns used a heavy dose of Peyton Hillis to secure the victory. Hillis carried the ball 27 times for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Cleveland got the job done through the air as well. Colt McCoy threw for 211 yards and hit Evan Moore on a touchdown pass in the second quarter which gave the Browns a 7-6 lead. It was the first touchdown against Indianapolis since 2002.
Adam Vinatieri led the way for the Colts kicking four field goals. The Browns’ defense was stingy in the second half. Cleveland didn’t allow a first down from midway through the third quarter until Indy’s final desperation drive.
Indianapolis scored its only TD on Kerry Collins’ 6-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark with 24 seconds left.
Josh Cribbs made spectacular plays on special teams for the Browns.
He had a kick-off return for 52 yards which helped set up Cleveland’s first touchdown. The Golden Flash alum managed to set up the win-sealing score with a long punt return in the game’s final minutes. And if that wasn’t enough, Cribbs recovered an onside kick.
Cleveland is 1-1 on the season and return home next Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins (0-2) at Cleveland Browns Stadium