Geoff Robinson, The Detroit News
Published 12:29 p.m. ET Nov. 12, 2017 | Updated 1:33 p.m. ET Nov. 12, 2017
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Cleveland Browns huge receiver Sammie Coates catches a go whereas being coated by Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson through the first half.(Photo: Paul Sancya, AP)
The Lions ran the ball nicely to get into Browns territory, however after the drive stalled, they have been pressured to accept a 46-yard discipline purpose from Matt Prater that cuts the Cleveland result in 10-Three with 6:00 left to play within the first quarter.
Ameer Abdullah obtained the Lions offense off the snide with a 20-yard pickup on the primary play of the drive. Matt Stafford adopted that with a 10-yard gallup of his personal when the play broke down. Theo Riddick took his flip with a 21-yard acquire on the bottom, however he was dropped for a loss on the subsequent play. On second down from the 28, Stafford needed to throw the ball into the bottom because the Browns snuffed out a fast go play name, and on third down, Stafford could not hookup with Kenny Golladay.
The Browns protection on go performs has been nothing wanting phenomenal within the early going.
Browns waltz into finish zone
Duke Johnson set the Browns up with a primary down contained in the pink zone, and on the very subsequent play, DeShone Kizer threw a fast go to Kenny Britt, who made Nevin Lawson whiff on the skin on his option to the tip zone.
The Browns, sure the Browns, lead the at the moment hapless Lions, 10-Zero, with Eight:39 to play within the first quarter.
Oh, after which there’s this, the Lions have been referred to as for roughing the pbader on the play.
Stafford INT provides to Lions’ early struggles
Matt Stafford threw his fifth interception of the season when he tried to suit one into visitors on third-and-5, placing it proper within the stomach of Jamie Collins and giving the ball again to Cleveland simply 31 yards from pay grime.
Marvin Jones should have heard footsteps as he dropped what would have been an enormous completion throughout the center on first down. On second down, Jones was referred to as for a block within the again, pushing the Lions again 10 yards. Eric Ebron was capable of get these 10 yards again on second down, and the Lions got 5 extra on an offsides penalty on the Browns, however that is when Stafford made the mbadive error.
Browns accept discipline purpose after large play
Starting on the Lions 48, DeShone Kizer hit Sammie Coats for a 39-yard acquire down the sideline to get contained in the Lions 10. The Lions protection was capable of stiffen from there, stemming the tide of an superior begin to the sport by the Browns on each side of the ball. Zane Gonzael hit a 23-yard discipline purpose to offer Cleveland a Three-Zero lead with 11:30 remaining within the first quarter.
Lions go backwards
The Lions offense got here on the sector to start out the sport. Matt Stafford was buried on the opening play as he was dropped for a sack and a five-yard loss. The second play was a lot the identical, as Ameer Abdullah misplaced 5 yards on a deep handoff within the backfield. On third-and-20, a display screen to Theo Riddick was dropped for a lack of three yards.
That’s not precisely how the Lions wished to start out the day.
LIONS VS. BROWNS
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: Ford Field, Detroit
TV / radio: CBS / WJR 760
Records: Lions Four-Four, Browns Zero-Eight
Line: Lions by 10
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