Cleveland quarterback Brian Sipe passed for four touchdowns and a team record 444 yards today as the Browns sent the Baltimore Colts to their seventh straight defeat, 42-28.
Sipe completed 30 of 41 passes in breaking the Browns' record of 401 set by Otto Graham in 1952.
The Browns compiled 562 yards total offense, surpassing the team mark of 550 yards set against the Chicago Bears in 1951.
The 42 points were the most the Browns had scored since 1978, when they beat the Colts, 45-24, at Baltimore.
The Colts have given up 126 points and more than 1,500 yards in their last three games.
Sipe was exceptionally accurate in the first half, completing 17 of his first 22 passes -- including 11 in a row -- and throwing for touchdowns to Ozzie Newsome (one yard), Gregg Pruitt (22 yards) and Dave Logan (40 yards). His passing yardage in the first two quarters was 287.
Pruitt was Sipe's favorite target, catching nine passes for 104 yards.
The news was not all good for Cleveland. Center Tom DeLeone left the game in the first quarter with a chipped bone in his ankle. He was expected to miss four or five weeks.
The Colt defense, already troubled by injuries, lost linebacker Ed Simonini to a collarbone injury.
Baltimore's Bert Jones completed three scoring passes, one to Curtis Dickey and two to Ray Butler. The other Colt score came at the beginning of the second half after Cleveland's Curtis Weathers blocked a field goal attempt. The ball was picked up by Colt tight end Reese McCall, who threw laterally to guard Robert Pratt. Pratt then flipped it to backup quarterback Greg Landry, who was the holder on the play, and Landry ran into the end zone.