How they fared: Minshew Magic not enough for Colts

Oct. 24—Despite some heroic efforts by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew, they still fell in the waning seconds, 39-38, to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Browns' running back Kareem Hunt scored the go-ahead touchdown on fourth-and-goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to propel Cleveland to victory.

Minshew, a former Washington State quarterback, still managed to put up some impressive numbers in defeat. He was 15-of-23 passing for 305 yards and two touchdowns. He added 29 yards and two more scores on the ground.

His two rushing TDs came during the first half, and he was able to put his elusiveness on display by juking out several defenders on his way to paydirt.

The fifth-year NFL veteran started the season as a backup for the Colts. But starter Anthony Richardson had to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery earlier this season.

NFL Week 8 will begin Thursday. Here's a look at how the other locals fared in Week 7:

Washington State

Frankie Luvu, ILB, Panthers: The Panthers were on a bye this week.

Jalen Thompson, FS, Cardinals: A starter at safety, he was inactive with a hamstring injury and did not play in a 20-10 loss to the Seahawks.

Jaylen Watson, CB, Chiefs: A backup at cornerback, he was inactive with a shoulder strain injury and did not play in a 20-10 loss against the Seahawks.

Daiyan Henley, ILB, Chargers: The rookie linebacker played 18 snaps in his third NFL game, a 31-17 loss against the Chiefs.

River Cracraft, WR, Dolphins: The backup wide receiver is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and did not play in a 31-17 loss to the Eagles. The earliest he can return is next week against the Patriots.

Daniel Ekuale, DT, Patriots: On injured reserve with a biceps injury, he did not play in a 29-25 win against the Bills.

Abraham Lucas, OT, Seahawks: On the injured reserve, he did not play in a 24-10 win against the Cardinals.

Easop Winston Jr., WR, Seahawks: A member of the practice squad, he did not play against the Cardinals.

Andre Dillard, OT, Titans: The Titans were on a bye this week.

Armani Marsh, CB, Titans: The Titans were on a bye this week.


Kaden Elliss, ILB, Falcons: A starter at linebacker, he had five tackles (four solo) in a 16-13 win against the Buccaneers.

Christian Elliss, ILB, Eagles: A backup at linebacker, he played 17 snaps on special teams during a 31-17 win against the Dolphins.

Salmon River High

Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys: On the injured reserve with a neck strain and the Cowboys were also on a bye week this week.

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