Browns win fourth straight by handling Colts 32-23

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The Browns Offense didn’t score any points in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Colts, but they turned out to not need any scoring from that side of the ball until that point.

Ronnie Harrison returned an interception for a touchdown, the pass rush forced Philip Rivers to take a safety and the Browns held off the Colts for a 32-23 home win. It looked like the Colts might get one final chance to pull off the comeback, but D'Ernest Johnson ran 28 yards on third-and-nine with just over two minutes to play to put the Browns in position for a Cody Parkey field goal that single-doinked its way through the uprights.

That makes four wins in a row for the Browns after they opened the season with a loss to Baltimore and they’ve scored at least 32 points in all four outings. They’ll be in Pittsburgh to face the 4-0 Steelers in one of Week Six’s marquee matchups.

Baker Mayfield starred in the first half with touchdown passes to Kareem Hunt and Rashard Higgins, but the second half was more of a slog as he threw a pair of interceptions and took a hit from defensive end Justin Houston on the second one that sent him to the sideline medical tent. Case Keenum warmed up for a moment, but Mayfield didn’t miss a snap.

Mayfield wound up 21-of-37 for 247 yards and Kareem Hunt grinded out 72 yards on 20 carries. Odell Beckham had five catches for 58 yards and completed an 18-yard pass to Austin Hooper a week after catching a touchdown from Jarvis Landry.

Myles Garrett notched his sixth sack of the season and Sheldrick Redwine added another interception of Philip Rivers in the second half. Rivers was 21-of-43 for 243 yards as the Colts saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt.

They’ll be home against the Bengals as they try to get back on track next weekend.

24 responses to “Browns win fourth straight by handling Colts 32-23

  1. Simms and Floria bet against them any time they make there picks my grandmother is better at picking the games then these 2 guys

  2. flash1224 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
    Colts — we have the best D in the league

    31 5 Rate This

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    As NE dismantles the Chiefs again in the same week. Plus, look at the source…Ironicallty, Justin Houston who never played on a good D in his life.

  3. Why do the play by play guys say Rivers is a future HOFer? He throws game ending INTs all the time, his rival won a SB and has HAD a HOF career and this game today sums everything up.

  4. Credit where credit is due, in his 1st year as an HC Kevin Stefanski has done a really solid job to this point in scheming and getting the players to bye in. Baker is being smart with the football, they’re one of the best at running the ball this season, and Myles Garrett is elevating that D with a severely banged up secondary to keep giving their O chances. At this point you really have to talk about the Browns finally ending their playoff drought.

  5. If the seasons goes through, then AFC North is going to have 3 teams in the playoffs. Browns, Steelers, and Ravens have to play NFC East and twice against the Bengals, that is 5 wins at minimum. Assuming Bills win AFC East, it may come down to Pats, Titans, Colts, and possibly Raiders for 2 playoff spots.

  6. Aha, so much for the greatest defense! Browns win the north! Steelers played no one, Ravens wildcat offense seems to be mis-firing!

  7. Too early to get overly excited — the schedule has been fairly kind — but it’s certainly great to see the Browns playing well for the first time in about 20 years. Myles Garrett has been a huge reason for their success. I’m still a little worried about Mayfield; I like him and I root for him but I’m just not seeing what I was seeing his rookie year. He sailed an awful lot of throws too high today, and that’s absolutely not what a QB should do. High overthrows turn into interceptions. He was hot in the first half but couldn’t get anything going in the second half. I believe he’s capable of playing a lot better than this. He’ll need to play better if the Browns are going to sustain their success.

  8. “The Browns Offense didn’t score any points in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Colts… but D’Ernest Johnson ran 28 yards on third-and-nine with just over two minutes to play to put the Browns in position for a Cody Parkey field goal that single-doinked its way through the uprights.”

  9. Knew the Colts defence was a fraud. Shame the so called “experts” couldn’t see it. Stats lie.

  10. im telling you, if cleveland stomps pittsburgh in the steel city, that city is gonna get burned to the ground. and to think, it actually might happen for once.

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