Colts Take Their First Victory of the Season
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts were finally able to gel in their first victory of the season, beating the Cleveland Browns 31-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett was responsible for three of the Colts touchdowns, two rushing, and one through the air, which was a 61-yard pass to wide reciver T.Y. Hilton.
Hitlon finished with 153-yards receiving on the day. That complimented Brissett's 259-yards through the are on 17-of-24 passing.
Running back Frank Gore added a rushing touchdown along with 57-yards on the ground.
Indianapolis led 28-14 at halftime, but the Colts would give the Browns some breathing room in the second half after a field goal gave them a 31-14 lead.
After a scoreless third quarter, it was reminiscent of the Colts' game last weekend when they blew a sizable lead in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Cleveland scored 14 unanswered points late in the fourth quarter to narrow the Colts' lead to three. Thankfully, the Indy's first round draft pick, Malik Hooker, was there to save the game, as he picked off Browns' QB DeShone Kizer.
Kizer had been intercepted twice before in the game, both of which went to DB Rashaan Melvin.
Indianapolis is now 1-2 on the season, tied for last in the AFC South with the Houston Texans, who lost to the New England Patriots. The Colts have the Seattle Seahawks on the road next Sunday.