INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Cleveland Browns are celebrating their win against the Indianapolis Colts.
The teams faced off in the second preseason game of the year at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday.
Browns backup quarterbacks David Blough and Garrett Gilbert wowed the crowd helping secure three touchdowns.
The final score was 21 to 18.
The Browns and Colts had several skirmishes during Thursday’s joint practice. Coach Freddie Kitchens said the scuffles show the Browns are not going to back down to anyone.
All-star quarterback Baker Mayfield sat out of Saturday’s game.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who recently suffered a hip injury, and cornerback Denzel Ward did not participate in team drills. It is very possible that Beckham will not play in Saturday’s game.
Running back Kareem Hunt was used in team drills this past week and showed some success. He only has a few more weeks with the team before his suspension starts. Hunt says he believes he is close to being back to compete at his peak performance.
“Yeah, I feel good. It is a lot of natural ability, and I am still getting a feel,” Hunt told reporters Thursday. “I would not say I am at my peak, but I am working my way back.”
All in all, the Browns are looking for growth and Coach Kitchens knows its important to keep your eyes open for more talent.
Saturday’s game follows the Browns impressive 30-10 preseason-opening victory over the Washington Redskins.
Cleveland opens the regular season on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at home against the Tennessee Titans.