INDIANAPOLIS -- Two scoring drives on their first three possessions of the game staked the Indianapolis Colts out to a 10-0 halftime lead over the Cleveland Browns in tonight’s preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Indianapolis fullback Stanley Havili caught a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andrew Luck and expanded the Colts’ lead to 10-0 over the Browns with 8:09 left to play in the first half.
The Colts’ second scoring drive travelled 66 yards on eight plays in 4:39.
A field goal is all that separated the Colts from the Browns as the defending AFC South Division champions held a 3-0 lead after the first quarter of play.
Adam Vinatieri’s 32-yard field goal at the 8:52 mark of the first quarter gave the Colts the lead over the Browns. Vinatieri capped off a 10-play, 46-yard drive that took 6:08 off the clock.
The Colts gained the majority of those 46 yards on two plays, when wide receiver Reggie Wayne caught a 14-yard pass on second-and-13 from the Colts’ 48-yard line, followed two plays later by a 15-yard run from Vick Ballard.
However, the Browns’ red-zone defense stopped Ballard for a five-yard loss when linebacker D’Qwell Jackson shot through a hole in the Colts’ offensive line created by defensive end