The Colts were able to overcome a handful of key injuries and some inconsistent play to defeat the Cleveland Browns 17-13 and move their record to 3-3. The game was a tale of two halves, and it played out in an odd, somewhat surprising manner.
The first half went somewhat to script, with both offenses dominating their defensive counterparts. At the time the Colts took a 14-6 lead in the second quarter, neither team had failed to convert on a 3rd-down attempt, and you got the sense that this game would be won by whichever team had the ball last.
Something funny happened on the way out of halftime, however, and the second half saw the game turn into a "defensive struggle." We use quotes because, to most people who watched the game, it felt more like poor execution by the offenses than some amazing halftime adjustments by the defenses. Still, the Colts were able to make enough plays on both sides of the ball to secure a victory, and really, that's all that matters.
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