1:00 PM ET, October 21, 2012
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck gave Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano another reason to celebrate.Hours after Pagano was sent home from the hospital, Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988 as Indianapolis put away Cleveland 17-13.Interim coach Bruce Arians intimated he could almost hear Pagano cheering."He was at the house, and we're really excited about that," Arians said of Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia. "That's probably as big as the win today. ... I'm sure he's feeling great right now."
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Andrew Luck rushed for two scores in the Colts' victory becoming the first Colts QB to run for two touchdowns in the same game since 1988.
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Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin left with a calf injury during the first half and didn't return. Brown hurt his left ankle and left briefly. ... Cleveland has lost 11 straight road games. The Browns haven't won two consecutive against the Colts since 1988. ... Reggie Wayne caught six passes for 73 yards, and rookie Vick Ballard ran 20 times for 84 yards for the Colts. ... Colts right tackle Winston Justice left in the second half with an ankle injury.
INDIANAOPLIS, IN - OCTOBER 21: of the Indianapolis Colts of the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on October...(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-0||0-0|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||7:29||Andrew Luck 3 Yard Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 7:37
|TD||14:07||Greg Little 14 Yard Pass From Brandon Weeden (Phil Dawson Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 16 plays, 90 yds, 8:22
|TD||7:47||Andrew Luck 5 Yard Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 76 yds, 6:20
|TD||12:00||Josh Gordon 33 Yard Pass From Brandon Weeden (Phil Dawson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:07
|FG||3:24||Adam Vinatieri 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 17 plays, 61 yds, 8:34
Play-action passes continue to be an effective weapon for Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, who threw both of his touchdowns Sunday against the Colts on such plays. Five of the nine touchdowns Weeden has thrown this season have come on play-action passes.
No one is going to confuse Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck with fellow rookie Robert Griffin III in terms of the ability to make plays with their legs. Luck, however, rushed for a pair of touchdowns Sunday against the Browns, a three-yard scramble and five-yard designed rush, and he's shown the ability to make plays with his legs this season. Luck has three rushing touchdowns (two designed rushes, one scramble) and is averaging 7.3 yards on his 15 scrambles this season.
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