INDIANAPOLIS – The Browns are within striking distance, but will need a small fourth-quarter rally to post their second straight win.
The Colts lead 17-13 after three quarters at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Browns took the opening drive of the second half and went 80 yards for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 14-13. Quarterback Brandon Weeden connected with rookie receiver Josh Gordon for a 33-yard touchdown on a perfect back-shoulder throw. The touchdown is Gordon’s fourth in three weeks.
Weeden hit tight end Benjamin Watson for 25 yards on the previous play.
The Colts responded with a 17-play drive that took 8:34 and ended in a 38-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri. A first-down sack by Kaluka Maiava helped force the kick.
The Browns have had six drives, and their best field position was the 20-yard line. Three penalties on kick returns have been the culprit.