Browns0303 -- 6Colts7330 -- 13
Edgerrin James ran 27 times for 108 yards and scored on a two-yard run, and Mike Vanderjagt made two short field goals to lead Indianapolis to a narrow win at home.
The Colts won their seventh straight home game -- their longest streak since moving to Indianapolis in 1984 -- and it followed this season's winning formula. Indianapolis has allowed only 16 points in three games, its lowest total in the first three games in franchise history. The previous best was 17 points in 1971, when the Colts were in Baltimore.
Cleveland and the Colts entered as the only teams that had not allowed a sack. But Indianapolis sacked Trent Dilfer four times, including three by Dwight Freeney, in the first half. But Dilfer finished 22 of 29 for 208 yards with no interceptions.
The Colts' Peyton Manning was 19 of 23 for 228 yards and one interception. He topped the 30,000-yard mark in his 115th game, becoming the second fastest to that plateau. Miami's Dan Marino did it in 114 games.
James topped 100 yards for the second straight week, and Reggie Wayne's 51-yard catch-and-run set up one of Vanderjagt's field goals.
In the opening quarter, Manning found Bryan Fletcher for a 23-yard completion to set up James's touchdown run.
The teams then traded field goals. Cleveland got a 40-yarder from Phil Dawson and the Colts countered with Vanderjagt's 20-yarder to make it 10-3 at halftime.
Indianapolis: James 2 run (Vanderjagt kick), 4:11.
Cleveland: FG Dawson 40, 13:13.
Indianapolis: FG Vanderjagt 20, 3:14.
Indianapolis: FG Vanderjagt 23, 7:07.
Cleveland: FG Dawson 22, 14:09.
BrownsColtsFirst Downs 1420Total Net Yards 263339Rushes-Yards 23-7533-111Passing 188228Punt Returns 1-122-10Kickoff Returns 4-613-61Interceptions Ret. 1-00-0Comp-Att-Int 22-29-019-23-1Sacked-Yards Lost 4-200-0Punts-Avg. 5-41.83-40.0Fumbles-Lost 1-01-0Penalties-Yards 7-623-15Time Of Possession 28:2231:38 RUSHING
Cleveland: Droughns 22-76, Green 1-(minus 1).
Indianapolis: James 27-108, Carthon 3-6, Manning 3-(minus 3).
Cleveland: Dilfer 22-29-0-208.
Indianapolis: Manning 19-23-1-228.
Cleveland: Bryant 7-75, Edwards 4-43, Droughns 3-32, F.Jackson 2-29, Heiden 2-12, Suggs 2-7, Northcutt 1-7, Green 1-3.
Indianapolis: Wayne 6-97, Harrison 6-53, James 2-29, Fletcher 2-26, Clark 2-14, Stokley 1-9.
MISSED FIELD GOALS