Turning Points: One big hit swings momentum in Browns' loss to Lions

Arnold Nichols
November 13, 2017

Already leading 3-0, the Browns picked up their first double-digit lead of the season thanks to a Jamie Collins Sr. interception of Matthew Stafford. Kizer's sneak failed, and the Browns found that they had a big problem when it did - namely, they were out of timeouts, and nobody seemed to know what to do as time ticked down.

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

The Cleveland Browns blew a 10-0 lead against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. Cleveland fans already know the answer given how they've played. 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.

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season.

So of course Jackson decides it is time to pass the ball.

Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer gave Detroit's defense headaches all day, particularly over the middle. Then it was Kessler with an incompletion. DeShone Kizer opened with a 38-yard completion to receiver Sammie Coates up the far sideline to set up a first-and-goal.


Coach Hue Jackson doesn't escape blame here.

In what universe does that make sense?

Detroit closed to within 10-3 with exactly 6:00 left in the initial period on Matt Prater's 46-yard field goal. Crowell had 90 rushing yards and a touchdown, Duke Johnson added 54, and Kizer had 57, including his fourth rushing touchdown of the season.

Emmanuel Ogbah had four sacks, and Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert each added a sack. Ogbah and Myles Garrett started fast, Kizer looked more comfortable and the Browns were aggressive and successful running the ball.

Following the injury, the wheels failed off the defense even more. Detroit improved to 5-4 on the season.

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