Four different teams from three different divisions. The final results and respective levels of drama have been different week to week, but the Browns have used the same winning formula to register their best start to a season in 26 years.

The Browns jumped on the Colts early Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, took the lead for good in the second quarter and carried it the rest of the way thanks to an opportunistic, turnover-hungry defense to win their fourth straight game. The 32-23 victory wasn’t always pretty and forced the Browns to dig deep into their depth on both sides of the ball, but it was another showcase of the complementary football that’s been the central theme thus far for the 2020 Browns.

Just enough offense, just enough defense and enough plays when it mattered most to leave with a win.

At 4-1, the Browns are off to their best start since 1994, when they went 6-1 to start the season. The Colts fell to 3-2, snapping a three-game winning streak.

Baker Mayfield was lights out in a 20-point first half before an up and down second in which the Browns offense couldn’t find the end zone. He finished 21-of-37 for 247 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, the second of which coming after he took a hard hit that required brief medical attention. Mayfield had his ribs examined after the game and X-Rays were negative.

Kareem Hunt found the end zone for the sixth time this season and led the Browns’ ground game with 72 yards. Jarvis Landry led all receivers with four catches for 88 yards, and Rashard Higgins found the end zone for the first time this season.

The Browns took the lead for good early in the second quarter in this one but couldn’t quite put the Colts away until the very end. Unlike previous weeks, the Browns’ running game never really got going against Indianapolis’ stout defense — 33 carries, 124 yards — and that led to a second half in which the Colts dominated possession of the ball.