The Colts and Browns both entered this week’s game with an 0-2 record, but Indianapolis prevailed to pick up their first win of the season.
Today was a great day to be a Colts fans.
After a preseason filled with injuries and tough losses in the first two weeks of the regular season, Chris Mortensen reported that Andrew Luck will indeed return to the field within the next few weeks.
That news seemed to lift the spirits of a downtrodden Colts team, and inspired them to put together their best performance of the year as they beat the Browns 31-28 on Sunday.
Jacoby Brissett was impressive in his second career start with Indianapolis. He passed for 259 yards completing 17/24 of his attempts. He passed for one touchdown and rushed for two more including a scramble with a highlight-worthy spin move.
Cornerback Rashaan Melvin came up big in an injury-depleted Colts secondary as he picked off the first two passes of his career today from rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer.
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T.Y. Hilton showed the league why he’s still one of the NFL’s most dangerous weapons as he exploded for 153 yards receiving on 7 catches including a 61-yard touchdown.
Defensive end John Simon pressured the quarterback all day and came up with 1 sack on his 4 total tackles.
The turnover margin wound up determining the game as the Colts only committed one turnover compared to two for the Browns.
The Colts came into this game as underdogs while Cleveland was favored on the road, but Indianapolis proved to be the superior team this afternoon and picked up a much-needed victory.