Colts 27, Cleveland 6
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
Cleveland recovered an onside kick, but
Campbell completed a third-down pass deep in his territory to extend the possession.
Hasselbeck teamed with Whalen for a first down on the drive that started at the 18. He found Whalen for 15 more yards to midfield.
Cleveland started at its 20 with Campbell and moved to the 31 to end the quarter. The Browns could move no further and had to punt.
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE
Hasselbeck on the drive’s second play found
Jason Campbell started the drive and on fourth-and-one, Mario Harvey halted Brandon Jackson for a two-yard loss for a change of possession.
Against Colts second-teamers, Cleveland moved into Colts territory on Weeden completions of eight, nine and 15 yards. The Colts were flagged for defensive holding to put the ball at the Indianapolis 43. Weeden converted a third-and-six pass to Josh Cooper. Facing a third-and-10 from the Colts’ 32, Weeden had a pass defensed by
After a false start moved the ball back to Colts territory, Brown burst up the middle 22 yards for a first down. Havili had a 15-yard reception from Luck to the Cleveland 15. Brown hit for seven yards up the middle again, but was stopped on a sweep. Luck and Hilton teamed on an eight-yard scoring pass to end the 47-yard drive. Colts 17, Cleveland 0.
Cleveland started at its 20 and gained five yards. An
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
Starting with 55 seconds to go and with three time outs, Ballard ran for four yards and converted a first down with a reception. Luck and Wayne hit for five yards to the 42, and Indianapolis took its second time out with 38 seconds remaining. Indianapolis had a fourth-and-one at its 45 after a short rush by Ballard. The Colts punted to the Cleveland four, where the ball was downed with 16 seconds left. Cleveland ran out the clock with a short rush.
Cleveland could not convert a third-and-five when
Starting with 3:41 in the period, Cleveland could move only two yards after a rush and two incompletions. Spencer Lanning punted 65 yards and the Colts started at their 38.
Luck missed on attempts deep to Hilton and across the middle to Wayne and on third down, Luck and Wayne clicked for 10 yards on a crossing route. After a short rush and an incompletion, Luck and Wayne teamed again for a first down on a 15-yard completion. Cleveland halted the drive at its two when Tashaun Gipson pirated a Luck pass intended for Havili.
Cleveland turned the ball over on its ensuing possession when
Luck hit DHB for 13 yards and Wayne for 14 yards to start the drive. Donald Brown rushed for two yards, then Luck scrambled for six yards while being pressured. Luck and Wayne converted the first down with a 15-yard completion to the Cleveland 16. Luck kept for six yards to the 10 on first down. DHB had a seven-yard reception to the three for a first down. After a Cleveland timeout, Luck hit
Brandon Weeden hit a 14-yard completion on third-and-four to extend Cleveland’s drive. Cleveland could go no further as Weeden was pressured on first down (
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FIRST QUARTER UPDATE
Luck and DHB hit for 13 yards to start the drive. The Colts got a second first down two plays later when Luck, rolling right, hit Wayne in middle of field for six yards. Luck, under pressure, missed Wayne on third-and-five, and
Cleveland started at its 24 after a 30-yard kickoff return. Trent Richardson gained 22 yards on three rushes and had a reception. Cleveland reached the Colts’ 42 before punting. The Colts fair caught the punt at their 11.
Castonzo is doubtful to return with a right knee injury.
Indianapolis won the coin toss and will receive. Cleveland will defend the north goal (the open end of the stadium).
BROWNS-COLTS GAMES NOTES
The weather is sunny and 87 degrees just prior to kickoff. The roof and window are open in Lucas Oil Stadium.
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COLTS PRE-GAME NOTES:
Chuck Pagano’s first NFL job was as secondary coach with Cleveland from 2001-04.
These teams met last October 21 in Lucas Oil Stadium, the Browns’ only visit to the venue, and the Colts won, 17-13.
The Colts and Cleveland started their preseason series in 1953, but have played only seven times and not since 1994.