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Lions rally past winless Browns 38-24 at Ford Field

Lions rally past winless Browns 38-24 at Ford Field

In the third quarter, the Cleveland Browns lead the Detroit Lions, 24-17.

The Browns and Lions went back and forth Sunday afternoon at Ford Field but a strong second half by the Lions coupled with a rib injury suffered by DeShone Kizer did them in. The Browns wouldn't go away in this one - and if Kizer hadn't gone down with the score tied in the second half, this game would've been closer. After running for 4 yards on second down, Kizer overthrew tight end David Njoku in the back corner of the end zone allowing Zane Gonzalez to kick a 23-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead with 11:30 left in the first quarter.

Analyzing four key moments from the Browns' 38-24 loss to the Lions. Kessler overthrew Tregg by 10 yards, much to the receiver's chagrin. Crowell had 90 rushing yards and a touchdown, Duke Johnson added 54, and Kizer had 57, including his fourth rushing touchdown of the season.

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They rushed for 201 yards and 6.1 yards per carry against a Detroit defense that came into the game giving up just 3.6 yards per carry.

For the second straight game, the Browns got off to a hot start, and it had a little bit to do with both sides of the ball. While he wasn't dominant in Sunday's outing, he made an impact with 62 yards - including a 50-yard reception to get Detroit's offense going in the first half. However, as DeValve fought for extra yards, Lawson stripped him of the football, dove on the loose ball, stood back up and scampered down the sideline with an army of blockers in tow.

Cleveland drove inside Detroit's 5-yard line in the closing seconds, but the clock expired after Kizer was stopped for no gain at the 2. The teams hadn't faced each other since the 2013 season, when the Lions won at Cleveland, 31-17.