Indianapolis 17, Cleveland 13

Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 21, 2012
WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Carl Cheffers
ATTENDANCE: 64560

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 0 6 7 0 13
Indianapolis 7 7 3 0 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 1-6 1-2 0-4 L1
Indianapolis 3-3 3-1 0-2 W1

Recap


Colts 17, Browns 13: Andrew Luck ran for a pair of touchdowns as host Indianapolis handed Cleveland its team record-tying 11th consecutive road loss.

Luck, the No. 1 pick in last April's draft, completed 16 of 29 passes for only 186 yards but did his damage on the ground against the Browns (1-6), who matched their club-record road losing streak set from Dec. 7, 1974-Sept. 26, 1976.

Luck opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. After a mishandled snap by punter Reggie Hodges on the extra-point attempt following a 14-yard scoring pass from rookie Brandon Weeden to Greg Little kept Cleveland one point behind the Colts (3-3), Luck found the end zone from five yards out to open a 14-6 advantage midway through the second quarter.

Vick Ballard gained 84 yards on 20 carries and Reggie Wayne caught six passes for 73 yards for the Colts, who rebounded from a lackluster loss to the New York Jets to win for the ninth time in 12 meetings with the Browns.

Weeden was 25-of-41 for 264 yards and two TD passes for Cleveland, which has lost 12 of 13 overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Little had a team-high six receptions for 52 yards while rookie Josh Gordon hauled in a 33-yard scoring strike from Weeden in the third quarter to get Cleveland within 14-13. ... The Browns recorded only 55 yards rushing, led by Montario Hardesty's 28 yards on seven carries. ... Indianapolis LB Robert Mathis missed his second consecutive game and DE Cory Redding also sat out, both with knee injuries.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Indianapolis
Montario Hardesty Player Vick Ballard
7 Attempts 20
28 Yards 84
4.0 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 26
Receiving
Cleveland   Indianapolis
Josh Gordon Player Reggie Wayne
2 Receptions 6
59 Yards 73
29.5 Avg Yards 12.2
1 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 30

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 319 55 264 2 0 0 3.0 1
Indianapolis 321 148 173 2 1 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Indianapolis will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Colts have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Browns have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .143 after a loss.