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Miscues spoil Haslam's debut as Browns Owner

Posted: Updated: Oct 21, 2012 06:49 PM EDT

Dropped balls and penalties doomed the Browns in Indy as they fell 17-13 dropping Cleveland to 1-6 on the season.  The Browns seemed to have the lead in their grasps as Brandon Weeden's perfect third down throw in the fourth barreled towards Josh Gordon's hands, but the rookie dropped the ball and Pat Shurmur controversially ordered the team to punt on 4th and 1.  It was one of many missed opportunities on the day as the Browns failed to win on the road once again.

Weeden had another solid day under center, as he completed 25 of 41 passes for 264 yards and a score, but was unable to convert a first down on 4th and 6 late in the fourth.  He didn't get much help though, as Trent Richardson struggled again with injuries, rushing the ball just eight times for eight yards before getting benched at the half. 

The league's No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck by and large was outplayed by Weeden, although he did find the end zone twice on runs to give the Colts the lead.  Luck throw for 186 yards and connected on 16 of his 29 passes in the victory.  The win gets the Colts to 3-3 on the season. 

The Browns try to turn things around next Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium as they host the San Diego Chargers.

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