- Colts scored on 4 straight possessions in the first half.
- Browns found some rhythm running the option in the first half but didn’t call much of this type of play.
- Browns allowed themselves to get into 3rd and long situations which are difficult for rookie QB. They threw the ball twice as much as they ran the ball. Overall not a very “rookie-friendly” game plan for Deshone Kizer.
- Good job by Browns largely shutting down TY Hilton in the second half.
- Up 17 points in the 4th, the Colts should have been running as much time as possible off the clock but often snapped the ball with more than 10 seconds left on the play clock.
- Hue Jackson called his last time out with nine minutes left in the 4th quarter to save time for a comeback. Probably too early to burn this last time out.
- Browns throwing short underneath routes with less than a minute left out of timeouts. One penalty saved them from running out clock entirely but coach should have been calling plays with a chance of getting out of bounds.