Cleveland 27, Indianapolis 19

Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 18, 2011
WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 65035

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 0 14 0 13 27
Indianapolis 3 6 3 7 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 1-1 0-1 1-0 W1
Indianapolis 0-2 0-1 0-1 L2

Recap


Peyton Hillis ran for two touchdowns and the visiting Cleveland Browns sent the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts to their first 0-2 start in 13 years with a 27-19 victory on Sunday.

The Browns also gave head coach Pat Shurmur his first career win and ended a five-game losing streak to the Colts. 

Indianapolis lost its home opener for the first time since 2002 and is 0-2 for the first time since Manning’s rookie season of 1998.

The Colts’ NFL-record tying streak of nine straight playoff appearances is in serious jeopardy. Since 1990, only 12 percent of teams that started 0-2 have reached the postseason.

Indianapolis looked lost without Manning (neck surgery) in a 34-7 loss to Houston – its worst season-opening defeat in 25 years – and the Kerry Collins-led offense wasn’t much better against Cleveland. The Colts managed just four field goals from Adam Vinatieri until Collins threw a late touchdown to Dallas Clark.

Cleveland, meanwhile, earned its first win over Indianapolis since 1994 – the year before the original Browns left for Baltimore.

Hillis’ 1-yard touchdown just before halftime gave Cleveland a 14-12 lead, and Usama Young’s fourth-quarter interception of Collins set up a 20-yard field goal from Phil Dawson.

Hillis’ 24-yard touchdown run after 43-yard punt return from Josh Cribbs sealed the win.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Indianapolis
Peyton Hillis Player Joseph Addai
27 Attempts 14
94 Yards 64
3.5 Avg Yards 4.6
2 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 15
Receiving
Cleveland   Indianapolis
Mohamed Massaquoi Player Reggie Wayne
3 Receptions 4
45 Yards 66
15.0 Avg Yards 16.5
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 303 106 197 3 2 1 2.0 1
Indianapolis 285 109 176 1 4 0 1.0 4

Upcoming Games

  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh . The Colts have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Miami. The Browns have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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