Week 3 Grade: Indianapolis Colts Offense vs. Cleveland Browns


After being held to 22 points through the first two games of the regular season the Colts’ offense exploded for 31 points in a win over the Cleveland Browns.

The Colts desperately needed to pick up their first win of the season this week as they were home underdogs to the Browns.


Jacoby Brissett shined in his second start with the Colts on Sunday as he threw for 259 yards with a quarterback rating of 120. He averaged an incredible 10.8 yards per attempt, and he showed off his mobility with 2 rushing touchdowns on the day.

Brissett picked up the first passing touchdown of his career on a 61-yard connection with T.Y. Hilton.

After gaining 106 yards receiving over the first two games combined, Hilton had an enormous game with 153 yards receiving on 21.9 yards per catch.

Brissett targeted nine different receivers, but none of them gained more than 45 yards receiving and it became apparent that Hilton was the go-to guy. It looks like Hilton and Brissett have finally found a connection, which could be dangerous for opposing defenses.

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The running game still hasn’t kicked it into high gear this season as they had another disappointing day gaining 92 yards on 36 rushes for an average of 2.6 yards per carry.

The offensive line played better against a Browns defensive line that doesn’t have much juice in the pass rush. They still sacked Brissett three times, but those were mostly due to holding onto the ball a tick too long.

The Colts still need to find some balance on offense, but today’s game was a lot more fun to watch than the first two.