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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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Andrew Luck used his quick reactions and fleet feet to beat Cleveland on Sunday.
He became the first Colts quarterback since 1988 to run for two touchdowns in the same game and won the first head-to-head matchup of this season's rookie starters, leading Indianapolis to a 17-13 victory over the Browns.
Indy (3-3) got back to .500 in its third game under interim coach Bruce Arians...
Andrew Luck ran for two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts moved to 3-3 on the season. The win against the Browns gave the Colts one more win then they had in 2011.
The two touchdown runs by Luck were 3 and 5 yards.
The Browns had two chances late in the game to win but were unable to convert on fourth down. Brandon Weeden threw for 247 yards...
Over at Bleacher Report, our own Kyle Rodriguez has the Colts' final player grades from the Browns game. In spite of a rough second half, Kyle saw a pretty decent performance from Andrew Luck:
He seemed to struggle to get into a rhythm in the second half, and took three sacks, including one that led to a lost fumble. Luck threw 11 passes in the second half, completing six....
Good old Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star delves into the difficulties and benefits of entrusting the offense to a rookie quarterback.
While his completion percentage seems out of character, that's not necessarily the case. In his final two seasons at Stanford, Luck completed 70.7 and 71.3 percent of his passes. But he was a 56.3 passer in his first year as a starter...
Could there be animosity brewing in the locker room of the Indianapolis Colts? Word out of Indy this week is that Reggie Wayne was asked to describe rookie quarterback Andrew Luck through his first five games of the 2012 NFL season, and Wayne did not hold back in saying that Luck was “not normal.”
Of course, he means not normal in a good way.
“He’s not your normal rookie...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JIM JOHNSON Associated Press The Indianapolis Colts accomplished their goal last week - improve their running game. Now they want to keep it going.
The Colts ran for a season-high 148 yards in a 17-13 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, led mostly by two rookies - Vick Ballard and Andrew Luck.
''It's the fruit of our hard labor...
Late in the game today between the Browns and the Colts, Andrew Luck got bodyslammed by Cleveland cornerback Sheldon Brown. Luck was unharmed (aside from his pride) but lost the ball:
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.
Indy (3-3) has already won one more game than it did in 2011.
Brandon Weeden threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, but Trent Richardson, who tried to play through a rib cartilage injury, sat out the second half...
Welcome to the latest edition of Xs and Os with the Bros by Xs and Os editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to look deeper into the game of football, learn something about the X’s and O’s that make it go, and better appreciate the games within the game. It’s called Xs and Os with the Bros because you don’t have to be a player, coach, or rocket surgeon...
Game One of the Jimmy Haslam era.
After beating the Bengals last week in Cleveland, the Browns are looking to start an honest-to-god win streak against Andrew Luck and Indianapolis Colts.
This is your Browns/Afternoon NFL open thread.
It looks a little early to say, but the Associated Press just reported that the 2012 Indianapolis Colts have a run game. Shocking, right? Still, I'm thinking it must be true. 147 yards on Sunday, next to 186 passing yards, with a backup running back. In perspective, the Colts rushed for over 100 yards five times last year, and have already rushed for 100+ three times in six...
INDIANAPOLIS (17) d CLEVELAND (13)
The Headline: Colts stay strong at home as the Browns rookies struggle
Going into the season, if you had to pick which team would have a better day running the ball in this game, the easy answer surely would have been the Browns. After all they had drafted Trent Richardson and were starting a rookie quarterback in Brandon Weeden, so...
1. The Browns ownership change officially happened this week. In the short term, is it a distraction or a boost?
Pat McManamon: Absolute, unbridled, unchangeable distraction, from day one until the day some sort of final determination is made on who runs the team and front office. This is nobody's fault. Jimmy Haslam has done his best to handle this properly, but the timing just...