Well, there goes any hope for the season. At least, as long as this version of Kerry Collins is quarterbacking.
Through the first three quarters, the Colts looked fairly good giving up only two scoring drives and going on four of their own. Unfortunately, the Colts' drives were ending in field goals, as the Browns found the end zone.
Even so, the Colts entered the fourth quarter only down 12-14. But, the fourth quarter came, and the Colts decided to lay down and die.
For reasons unknown to myself, the Colts' stopped running the ball, and left the offense solely in the hands of Kerry Collins. This was a terrible mistake, as the Colts didn't manage a first down until the two minute warning, at which point the Browns were ahead 27-12, and the game was essentially over.
The Colts strengths during the game were stopping the run (Hillis held to 3.48 yards per carry, Browns as a team were under 3 YPC) and running the ball, as Carter and Addai combined for 110 yards on just 25 carries. Why the Colts didn't run the ball more is beyond me.
Weaknesses during the game were just about everything else, including special teams, pass protection (I'm looking at you Jeff Linkenbach), and stopping the pass. Kerry Collins ended with 191 yards on 19 completions (38 attempts), and a touchdown to go along with an interception. Meanwhile, Colt McCoy was 22/32 for 211 yards and a touchdown.
Kerry Collins was just bad. I don't know if there's really any better options at this point, but Collins is not going to be good enough for this team. More detailed analysis will be coming in the next few days, but right now there are very few positives to see.