Browns vs. Colts: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Robby HowardContributor IIISeptember 18, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 18: Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball against Jerraud Powers #25 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Final Score: Colts 19, Browns 27

Well, if last week was disappointing for Colts fans, I don't know how to characterize this week. It's beyond disappointing.

Not so much because of the performance. The Colts played significantly better in the first half this week. They trailed 14-12 at the half. The running game looked strong and Kerry Collins was capable of driving the offense down the field. The defense, while still missing a fair amount of tackles, didn't let Peyton Hillis destroy them MJD style. For the most part, he was contained.

But then the second half happened.

And all the wheels came off the bus. 

The Colts returned to last week's form. The offense was less than ineffective. The defense couldn't make a stop. And the Colts also let Hillis terrorize them.

If the Colts can't beat the Cleveland Browns at home, who can they beat? 

Andrew Luck may start looking better and better as the season goes on.