Stafford throws 3 TDs as Lions beat winless Browns

Stafford throws 3 TDs as Lions beat winless Browns

Stafford throws 3 TDs as Lions beat winless Browns

Nevin Lawson returned a Cleveland fumble 44 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 12: Quandre Diggs #28 of the Detroit Lions hits quarterback DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Ford Field on November 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Kizer was having a good game, he had a touchdown pass while completing 15 of his 24 passes. They won't do it with the type of defensive effort and offensive production they had in the first three quarters against the Browns.

Cleveland's backup quarterback, Cody Kessler, entered the proceedings on the final play of the third frame after Kizer departed with an injury.

The loss drops the Browns to 0-9 on the season and 1-24 under head coach Hue Jackson.

Matt Prater kicked a 46-yard field goal before Abdullah's 8-yard scoring run capped a 90-yard drive to tie it.

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. 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. Emmanuel Ogbah had two sacks.

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What it means: In the end, this is another win for the Lions, pushing them over.500 on the season (5-4) and keeping them in the playoff hunt.

Myles Garrett continues to make things happen when he is on the field.

The Browns started the second half just as quickly.

DeValve found a little bit of redemption with a 35-yard catch in the second half that set up a Browns touchdown.

Even players who have been protesting most of the season stood for the anthem this week, including the Seahawks Michael Bennett, who stood before Thursday night's game.

What I liked: Until he hurt his ribs early in the fourth quarter, Kizer had his best game of the season.

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