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Brissett gets in sync to lead Colts past Browns 31-28

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jacoby Brissett needed one game to really get acclimated to running the Colts' offense.

On Sunday, he showed how much he's picked up in three short weeks.

The quarterback, acquired from New England in a Sept. 2 trade, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another then watched the defense hold off Cleveland's late charge for a 31-28 victory - Indy's first of the season.

''Another week, you get a lot more comfortable,'' Brissett said. ''You get to learn from the mistakes you make. I was a lot more, at ease, I would say. It's something I'm still getting used to, but it definitely felt a lot more comfortable today.''

Perfect? Not by a longshot.

But unlike a week ago, Brissett avoided making any big mistakes and he managed to get in sync with his wide receivers.

The timing looked better, the throws went deeper and Brissett made key plays almost every time he got the chance. He wound up 17 of 24 with 259 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions while running five times for 14 yards.

And on a day that began with fans booing more than two dozen players who took a knee during the national anthem and ended with the Colts barely hanging on, coach Chuck Pagano walked away with a sense of relief.

''Loved how we started this football game,'' he said. ''Any time you can put 28 points on the board in the first half and get a bunch of three-and-outs on defense and get three takeaways and you can close it out, we need to do a better job of that.''

With the win, Indy (1-2) avoids its first 0-3 start since 2011.

For Cleveland (0-3), the struggles continue.

The Browns have lost 28 of their past 30 overall and 15 consecutive on the road, even after entering the game as a road favorite for the first time since 2012.

Cleveland had opportunities - scoring two TDs in the final seven minutes before forcing a punt and getting the ball back at their 9-yard line with 23 seconds to go.

But Rashaan Melvin snuffed out two other scoring chances by picking off DeShone Kizer, who was intercepted again on the game's final play - a desperation heave toward midfield.

''We're tired of being short. Nobody's down,'' Browns coach Hue Jackson said.

Brissett was the difference.

After acknowledging he spent his first two weeks with the team learning new names, new faces and a new playbook, Brissett got the scoring started with a perfectly timed quarterback draw. The 5-yard TD run made it 7-0.

On Indy's next series, he broke a 7-7 tie by spinning away from the Browns' pressure and scooting 7 yards for another score.

T.Y. Hilton followed that with a nifty 61-yard catch-and-run to make it 21-7, one of his seven catches for 153 yards. Frank Gore's 4-yard TD run extended the lead to 28-87 and forced the Browns to play catch-up the rest of the day.

The Browns got a 19-yard TD run from Duke Johnson Jr. and two TD passes from Kizer - a 1-yarder to David Njoku just before halftime and an 11-yarder to Kenny Britt - before Kizer scored on a 1-yard plunge with 2:04 left to cut the deficit to 31-28.

MR. 3,000

Gore ran 25 times for 57 yards and became the ninth player in NFL history to record 3,000 carries. He has 3,014.

INJURIES

Browns: No. 1 draft pick Myles Garrett missed his third straight game with an injured ankle and linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. sat out with a concussion. Johnson left briefly in the first half but returned in the second half.

Colts: Quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), center Ryan Kelly (foot) and cornerback Vontae Davis (groin) still have not played this season. They were joined on the inactive list by two draft picks - running back Marlon Mack (shoulder) and cornerback Quincy Wilson (knee). Receiver Kamar Aiken left with a concussion in the first quarter.

KEY NUMBERS

Browns: Isaiah Crowell ran 12 times for 44 yards, and Johnson had six catches for 81 yards. Kizer was 22 of 47 for 242 yards with two TDs and three interceptions.

Colts: Indy won despite having only four first downs and 75 yards in the second half. Rookie safety Malik Hooker has an interception in both starts.

UP NEXT

Browns: Return home for the first time since the season opener to face cross-state rival Cincinnati.

Colts: Travel to Seattle for a Sunday night game.

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Key Players
D. Kizer 7 QB
242 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 3 INTs, 44 RuYds, RuTD
25
FPTS
J. Brissett 7 QB
259 PaYds, PaTD, 14 RuYds, 2 RuTDs
29
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:04
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
28
31
Touchdown 2:04
D.Kizer left guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
70
yds
2:01
pos
27
31
Point After TD 6:56
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
21
31
Touchdown 6:56
D.Kizer pass short right to K.Britt for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN [J.Simon]. Penalty on IND-R.Melvin, Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
5
plays
58
yds
1:52
pos
20
31
Field Goal 10:18
A.Vinatieri 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
10
plays
34
yds
4:53
pos
14
31
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:27
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 0:27
D.Kizer pass short left to D.Njoku for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
2:14
pos
13
28
Point After TD 2:41
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 2:41
F.Gore up the middle for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
45
yds
1:26
pos
7
27
Point After TD 5:14
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 5:14
J.Brissett pass short right to T.Hilton for 61 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
97
yds
1:57
pos
7
20
Point After TD 10:06
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 10:06
J.Brissett scrambles left end for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
3:16
pos
7
13
Point After TD 13:22
Z.Gonzalez extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 13:22
D.Johnson left end for 19 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
75
yds
2:02
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:24
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 0:24
J.Brissett right end for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
70
yds
4:13
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 26:33 33:27
1st Downs 25 16
Rushing 7 6
Passing 13 7
Penalty 5 3
3rd Down Conv 5-13 8-17
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 346 335
Total Plays 69 63
Avg Gain 5.0 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 111 92
Rush Attempts 21 36
Avg Rush Yards 5.3 2.6
Net Yards Passing 235 243
Comp. - Att. 22-47 17-24
Yards Per Pass 5.0 10.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-7 3-16
Penalties - Yards 10-113 11-99
Touchdowns 4 4
Rushing TDs 2 3
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 3 0
Punts - Avg 7-49.6 7-45.7
Return Yards 0 56
Punts - Returns 1-0 3-16
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 3-40
Kicking 4/4 5/5
Extra Points 4/4 4/4
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 4-5 -80% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Browns 0-3 01401428
Colts 1-2 7210331
235 PASS YDS 243
111 RUSH YDS 92
346 TOTAL YDS 335
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Kizer 7 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.8% 242 2 3 50.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.8% 646 3 7 53.2
D. Kizer 22/47 242 2 3 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Crowell 34 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 114 0
I. Crowell 12 44 0 10 5
D. Kizer 7 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 44 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 87 2
D. Kizer 7 44 1 13 25
D. Johnson 29 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 23 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 44 1
D. Johnson 2 23 1 19 16
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Johnson 29 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 81 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 160 0
D. Johnson 7 6 81 0 25 16
K. Britt 18 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 3 54 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 69 1
K. Britt 10 3 54 1 38 11
S. DeValve 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 132 0
S. DeValve 5 2 29 0 20 2
J. Leslie 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 26 0
J. Leslie 1 1 26 0 26 2
D. Njoku 85 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 12 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 59 2
D. Njoku 4 2 12 1 11 7
R. Higgins 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 105 0
R. Higgins 6 2 10 0 9 1
R. Louis 80 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 69 0
R. Louis 6 1 10 0 10 1
K. Williams 82 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
K. Williams 2 1 10 0 10 1
I. Crowell 34 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 43 0
I. Crowell 3 2 10 0 8 5
R. Telfer 86 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 24 0
R. Telfer 1 1 4 0 4 0
K. Zeitler 70 G
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -4 0
K. Zeitler 1 1 -4 0 -4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Schobert 53 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-10 0 0.5
J. Schobert 5-3 0.5 0 0
J. Peppers 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 0.0
J. Peppers 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Meder 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
J. Meder 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Kirksey 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 1.5
C. Kirksey 3-2 0.5 0 0
D. Shelton 55 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
D. Shelton 3-4 0.0 0 0
J. McCourty 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 1 0.0
J. McCourty 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Kindred 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 1 0.0
D. Kindred 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
J. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Nassib 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
C. Nassib 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Burgess 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
J. Burgess 2-1 0.0 0 1
T. Coley 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
T. Coley 2-3 0.0 0 0
E. Ogbah 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 1.0
E. Ogbah 2-4 1.0 0 0
B. Bello 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
B. Bello 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bitonio 75 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Bitonio 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Orchard 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
N. Orchard 1-2 1.0 0 0
I. Campbell 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Campbell 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Hughlett 47 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Hughlett 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 82 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Ogunjobi 65 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
L. Ogunjobi 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Z. Gonzalez 5 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
2/2 6/6
Z. Gonzalez 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 49.6 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 49.9 6
B. Colquitt 7 49.6 3 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Peppers 22 FS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 6.8 25 0
J. Peppers 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Brissett 7 QB
29
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.8% 259 1 0 120.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.9% 526 1 1 85.8
J. Brissett 17/24 259 1 0 29
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
F. Gore 23 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 57 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 145 2
F. Gore 25 57 1 21 11
R. Turbin 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 36 0
R. Turbin 5 18 0 7 1
J. Brissett 7 QB
29
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 14 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 36 2
J. Brissett 5 14 2 8 29
M. Jones 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
M. Jones 1 3 0 3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hilton 13 WR
21
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 153 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 259 1
T. Hilton 9 7 153 1 61 21
D. Moncrief 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 112 0
D. Moncrief 3 2 44 0 34 4
Q. Bray 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 22 0
Q. Bray 1 1 22 0 22 2
J. Doyle 84 TE
-1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 136 0
J. Doyle 5 2 16 0 11 -1
K. Aiken 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 43 0
K. Aiken 1 1 9 0 9 0
B. Williams 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 27 0
B. Williams 1 1 7 0 7 0
D. Daniels 47 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 6 0
D. Daniels 1 1 6 0 6 0
R. Turbin 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 6 0
R. Turbin 2 1 2 0 2 1
F. Gore 23 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 10 0
F. Gore 1 1 0 0 0 11
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Bostic 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-4 0 0.0
J. Bostic 8-2 0.0 0 0
A. Morrison 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
A. Morrison 4-3 0.0 0 0
J. Simon 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 2.0
J. Simon 4-2 1.0 0 0
N. Hairston 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
N. Hairston 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Farley 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-5 0 0.0
M. Farley 2-1 0.0 0 0
R. Melvin 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 2 0.0
R. Melvin 2-0 0.0 2 0
M. Hooker 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 2 0.0
M. Hooker 2-1 0.0 1 0
J. Hankins 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
J. Hankins 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. George 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. George 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Butler 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Butler 1-1 0.0 0 0
P. Desir 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
P. Desir 1-4 0.0 0 0
T. Basham 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Basham 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Mingo 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Mingo 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hazel 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Hazel 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Anderson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
H. Anderson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
4/5 5/6
A. Vinatieri 1/1 33 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Sanchez 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 45.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 46.3 7
R. Sanchez 7 45.7 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Bray 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 5.3 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 3.9 16 0
Q. Bray 3 5.3 13 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLE 25 1:57 4 10 Punt
10:40 CLE 27 3:33 5 4 Punt
5:01 CLE 18 0:24 3 0 Punt
0:24 CLE 25 2:02 5 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:06 CLE 25 2:55 6 28 Punt
5:14 CLE 25 1:07 3 -4 Punt
2:41 CLE 25 2:14 10 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:47 CLE 42 4:20 7 41 INT
5:21 CLE 30 1:55 3 1 Punt
1:01 IND 44 0:50 2 -6 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:18 CLE 25 1:00 3 1 Punt
8:48 CLE 42 1:52 5 58 TD
4:05 CLE 30 2:01 11 70 TD
0:23 CLE 9 0:23 2 -4 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:03 IND 20 2:23 3 5 Punt
7:07 IND 26 2:06 3 8 Punt
4:37 IND 30 4:13 10 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:22 IND 25 3:16 6 75 TD
7:11 IND 3 1:57 5 97 TD
4:07 CLE 45 1:26 3 45 TD
0:27 IND 25 0:27 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 25 2:13 3 0 Punt
8:27 IND 10 3:06 6 9 Punt
3:26 IND 16 2:25 5 25 Fumble
0:11 CLE 48 4:53 10 34 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:18 IND 19 0:30 3 -3 Punt
6:56 CLE 47 2:51 3 0 Punt
2:04 CLE 45 1:41 3 0 Punt