Browns at Colts Week Seven Capsule

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-3)

SERIES

BROWNS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 14-12  
STREAKS   8 of past 11
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 1-0 Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 34-24 vs. Bengals L 35-9 at Jets
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Browns 27 at Colts 19. Cleveland RB Peyton Hillis rushes for 2 TDs & QB Colt McCoy throws 16-yard TD pass to TE Evan Moore.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/18/11
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 148 (Cle.), 128 (Ind.). XM: 232 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING Weeden (R): 129-231-1,519-7-10-68.1 Luck (R): 118-221-1,488-7-7-72.0
RUSHING Richardson (R): 95-340-3.6-4 (T3C) Luck (R) (QB): 17-103-6.1-1
RECEIVING Richardson (R) (RB): 22-186-8.5-1 Wayne: 41 (3C)-593 (3C)-14.5-2
OFFENSE 324.8 366.6
TAKE/GIVE +1 -8
DEFENSE 425.5 359.0
SACKS D. Jackson: 3 Mathis: 5
INTs 4 tied: 2 Freeman, Powers: 1
PUNTING Hodges: 43.7 McAfee: 48.3
KICKING Dawson: 50 (14/14 PAT; 12/12 FG) Vinatieri: 38 (8/8 PAT; 10/13 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: Rookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN has passed for 1,519 yards, 2nd-most in NFL history by rookie in team’s 1st 6 games (CAM NEWTON, 1,847 in ’11). In past 2, Weeden has passed for 522 yards with 4 TDs & 88.2 passer rating. Had 71-yard TD pass last week, 2nd-longest TD pass by rookie in team history. Tied for AFC rookie lead with 7 TD passes (ANDREW LUCK)…Rookie RB TRENT RICHARDSON leads AFC rookies with 340 rush yards. Richardson has 4 rush TDs in past 5 games. RB MONTARIO HARDESTY posted 1st rush TD of career last week…In past 2, rookie WR JOSH GORDON has 5 catches for 181 yards (36.2 avg.) with 3 TDs…TE BENJAMIN WATSON recorded 1st TD catch of season last week…Browns have AFC-best 10 INTs this season…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-high 40 tackles in ’12…S USAMA YOUNG has INT in each of past 2 games. Posted INT in last game vs. Ind…CB JOE HADEN aims for 3rd straight game with INT…CB SHELDON BROWN had 19-yard INT-TD return last week…PR-KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS leads AFC & is 3rd in NFL with 31.3 KR avg. & ranks 2nd in NFL with 15.4 PR avg. in ’12…COLTS: Have won 3 of past 5 at home against Cle…QB ANDREW LUCK averages 297.6 passing yards per game, 5th-best in NFL & most among rookie QBs. Aims for 3rd consecutive game at home with 300+ passing yards (313, 362). Leads AFC QBs with 103 rush yards…RB VICK BALLARD registered 1st career start last week…WR REGGIE WAYNE averages NFL-best 118.6 rec. yards per game in ’12 (593 rec. yards in 5 games). Wayne (903) became 14th player in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions last week. WR DONNIE AVERY had 60 receiving yards last week, 2nd-most of season. Rookie WR T.Y. HILTON averages 17.8 yards per catch (11 catches, 196 yards)…Rookie TEs DWAYNE ALLEN (12 catches, 109 yards) & COBY FLEENER (17 catches, 181 yards) have combined for 29 catches for 290 rec. yards…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 7 sacks in 5 career games vs. Browns, incl. 3 sacks against Cle. on 9/25/05 (tied for career-high). LB JERRY HUGHES posted 2nd sack of season last week…S ANTOINE BETHEA has 1 career INT against Browns.


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