Detroit Lions almost fall in a trap, beat winless Browns

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer returned to the field late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit.

Cody Kessler, who appeared in relief of a struggling Kizer earlier this season, replaced him.

The Browns ended up losing 38-24 for their ninth consecutive loss this season.

Question: Is there one word that can describe what it meant for the Lions to win and avoid a crushing upset at the hands of the still-winless Browns?

It all proved too much to overcome when facing Matthew Stafford and a Detroit team that is on the cusp of the playoff hunt, as the 38-24 final indicates.

Kizer left the game with a rib injury after taking a hit from Quandre Diggs.

In his first game since the Browns tried to trade for AJ McCarron, DeShone Kizer was busy showing coach Hue Jackson that he didn't need to call upon an old friend to run his offense effectively.

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The Browns, of course, have no hopes of a second-half turnaround that would suddenly vault them to playoff contention.

Second Half Stops The Browns defense gave up 3 touchdown drives in the second half.

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That wasn't the worst part of Cleveland's first-half performance. "What you've seen from us week in and week out, we've had a lot of guys up and down, but it's a team game". Ogbah and Myles Garrett started fast, Kizer looked more comfortable and the Browns were aggressive and successful running the ball. Zane Gonzalez kicked a 23-yard field goal to open the scoring with 11:30 left in the first quarter.

Kizer was having a good game, he had a touchdown pass while completing 15 of his 24 passes.

The Lions also activated Corey Robinson off injured reserve on Saturday, and waived wide receiver Jace Billingsley. Yet another botched opportunity and awful clock management considering that the Browns had to blow their final timeout with 1:17 to go in the half. On Sunday he scored a touchdown and averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Jackson said the Browns have to play perfectly to win. They also surrendered an 8-yard TD run by Ameer Abdullah that tied the game at 10 in the second quarter.

  • Tabitha Byrd