A win is a win,we always hear there are things to clean up and there is a lot of things to clean up, if this team wants to go very far in the postseason, mainly the alarming rate of penalties and turnovers, with a great QB and an explosive offense ( as we have witnessed for 16 years) you will always have a shot, but it's very hard and almost impossible to win in the postseason, when you are beating yourself
Offense: Very good game for Luck (24-53-294 and 37 yds rushing) Good move drafting a QB with great size and athletic ability, a mortal QB, would have been in a body cast by now, cannot believe the hits this guy has taken in his career and still plays at a very high level. After a very unproductive first half (1-9) Hilton lit it up in the second half and finished with 10-150 and 2 TD's, Fleener (5-56) was solid, What is going on with Reggie, his streak came to an end and he has not looked good, dropping balls, it's too early to write anybody off with a track record like his, but this has been going on for a while now. Moncrief didn't have alot of reps, but had a huge catch, to keep the game winning drive going. The running game wasn't much of a factor, Richardson and Herron totaled 56 yds (in only 15 attempts), but Herron added another 45 receiving yds and made a game saving spectacular run on 4th and 1, to keep the game alive, after getting hit in the backfield
Defense: kept the game close, while the offense struggled with a solid team effort, Jackson and Freeman led the way with 9 tackles, Walden had the lone sack, Adams continued his very good season, with an interception and Gordy, ended the game with a pick. Solid effort from he DB's. who have struggled before, when Davis was out. The numbers look good...248 total yds and 4/15 on 3rd downs, but the Browns, left a lot of yards on the field.
Special teams: wasn't their best game of the year, but still solid, Adam hit both field goals, McAfee ( I think) was the leading tackler on coverage and they made a big play, before the final drive, forcing the Browns to start deep in their own end.
Next up: the 2nd place texans and a chance to clinch the division, there are only 3 games left in the regular season, it's time to get focused in and fix those problem areas