October 22, 2014

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Browns 27, Colts 19: Browns shake off bad opener

Browns outside linebacker Scott Fujita (99) and cornerback Sheldon Brown bring down Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne in the first quarter. (AP photo.)

INDIANAPOLIS — As Browns coach Pat Shurmur waited more than three hours Saturday to take off after the team plane got stuck in the mud, it would only be human if he had a what-have-I-gotten-myself-into moment. A colossal blunder that might never be seen again in the NFL led to a loss in the opener, Read More…

Browns put it all together, beat Colts for first win

INDIANAPOLIS – As Browns coach Pat Shurmur waited more than three hours Saturday to take off after the team plane got stuck in the mud, it would only be human if he had a what-have-I-gotten-myself-into moment. A colossal blunder that might never be seen again in the NFL led to a loss in the opener, Read More…

Browns get 1st win of year, 27-19 over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS – Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur has his first win as a head coach. It wasn’t easy, but the Browns held off the Colts 27-19 this afternoon. Shurmur and the Browns improved to 1-1, while Indianapolis fell to 0-2 without MVP quarterback Peyton Manning. The Browns scored 14 points in the second quarter, then were blanked Read More…

Browns lead 14-12 entering 4th quarter

INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts scored again in the third quarter. Once again, it was an Adam Vinatieri field goal, his fourth of the day. So the Browns entered the fourth quarter clinging to a 14-12 win. A Peyton Hillis fumble stopped a promising drive by the Browns on their first possession. The second drive ended Read More…

Browns lead Colts 14-9 at halftime

INDIANAPOLIS – The Browns recovered from a slow start to take a 14-9 lead over the Colts into halftime at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Browns took a 7-6 lead on a 16-yard Colt McCoy touchdown pass to tight end Evan Moore in the back corner of the end zone. McCoy scrambled left, kept his head Read More…

Browns trail 3-0 after first quarter

INDIANAPOLIS – The Browns (0-1) wanted to take the lead and dictate the game today against the Colts (0-1). It didn’t happen in the first quarter. The Colts marched down the field for a 39-yard Adam Vinatieri field goal on their first possession and led 3-0 at the end of 15 minutes. They were inside Read More…

Browns update: Artis Hicks to start at right tackle

INDIANAPOLIS – The Browns have no surprises on their inactive list for the game at 1 o’clock against the Colts. Right tackle Tony Pashos (ankle), linebacker Titus Brown (ankle) and safety Eric Hagg (knee) didn’t practice all week and were ruled out Friday. Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, receiver Carlton Mitchell, offensive lineman Steve Vallos and tight Read More…

Browns in a rush to beat Colts, get first win

INDIANAPOLIS – The recipe for a Browns win today vs. the Colts seems as simple as the one for toast. Hand Peyton Hillis the ball. Again and again and again. All the planets seem to be aligned for the Browns to recommit to the ground game. Hillis was the team’s most productive player in 2010, Read More…

Browns’ Joshua Cribbs: Being smart in return game is key under new rules

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs’ deepest fears about the NFL’s new kickoff rules were confirmed in Week 1. Then again, so were his greatest hopes. The Browns’ talented kick returner averaged an eye-popping 30.3 yards on three runbacks, but was unable to advance three others because of touchbacks during a 27-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Read More…

Browns notes: Mike Adams keeps proving the doubters wrong

BEREA – As an undrafted free agent, Browns free safety Mike Adams defied the odds just to make it in the NFL. Now eight years into his professional career, he continues to prove everyone who doubted him wrong. Barring a last-minute injury or illness, Adams will play in his 100th NFL game Sunday when the Read More…