DeShone Kizer's Injury Derails Browns Offense In 38-24 Loss To Lions
Nov 13 2017
That wasn't the worst part of Cleveland's first-half performance.
With 15 seconds left in the first half, the Browns had the ball inside the Lions' five with no timeouts, but they called a run play which the Lions stopped, and then the Brown didn't have enough time to get another play off, ending the first half with the Lions up 17-10. But at least this time they showed some signs of life.
Down by a 10-3 count early in the second quarter, the Lions were backed up at their own 10-yard line after a punt from the Browns, but they marched 90 yards in just eight plays for the game-tying touchdown, which came on an eight-yard carry from running back Ameer Abdullah with 10:25 to play in the first half. The reason he was hit was because David Njoku missed a block. The second quarter belonged to the Lions.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season.
Fantasy fallout: Give Crowell the ball and he will respond. Crowell and Johnson each contributed, as the Browns showed the design they had to win games this season can work when they actually follow the plan.
The Browns started the second half just as quickly. This against a good run defense.
"I thought DeShone played probably the best game he's played", Jackson said, per Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com. The success they had against the Lions shows how they should approach the rest of the season. A few minutes later, Nevin Lawson returned a fumble for a score giving Detroit the lead. Receiver Kenny Britt caught a short pass, slipped past Lawson and scored on the 19-yard play. After being evaluated in the locker room and watching Cody Kessler take some snaps, Kizer went back into the game with 4:28 left in the fourth quarter. Those two imperfect plays significantly hurt the cause.
The loss drops the Browns to 0-9 on the season and 1-24 under head coach Hue Jackson.