The Indianapolis Colts have fallen to 0-2 for the first time since Peyton Manning was a rookie, way back in 1998. And while we are talking about ominous numbers for the Colts, the Browns 27-19 victory was the first for Cleveland in five tries since 1994 against Indianapolis. Manning’s replacement, veteran Kerry Collins, once again played average football, completing only 19 of 38 passes, while losing a fumble and throwing an interception.
Cleveland took advantage of the Collins miscues and was led by an efficient Colt McCoy, who threw for over 200 yards and a touchdown. The Browns have their own Peyton, in running back Peyton Hillis and he was a big difference maker as he ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns, one of which came in the 4th quarter when the game was still in question.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Colts as they move on to play defending AFC Champion Pittsburgh next week. The Steelers are coming off a 24-0 victory over Seattle, while the Browns will host the upstart Miami Dolphins.