Reactions to Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns game

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Reactions to Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns game

Nevin Lawson of the Detroit Lions recovered a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown in the second quarter Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

Did the Browns have a second play not loaded up? The Lions ended up winning 38-24.

The Browns (0-8) are one of two winless teams in the league, but they feature No. 1 pick Myles Garrett at right defensive end.

The Lions are trying to make the playoffs for the third time in the past four seasons.

Down Goes Kizer - Kizer got leveled by Lions cornerback Quadre Diggs in the ribs with 6 seconds left in the third quarter and had to be walked off with trainers. 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.

The Lions activated Decker off the physically unable to perform list Saturday and are expected to start him at left tackle for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Second Half Stops The Browns defense gave up 3 touchdown drives in the second half. To make the playoffs they'll need to play better than they did today, but they played well enough to beat the Browns. Cleveland is 0-8, and ill-equipped on either side of the ball for the type of performance it takes to string together a series of victories. This game was competitive from the start. Still, it would have been nice for the Browns to find out more about what they had in Kizer before the season comes to a close.

Kizer was having a good game, he had a touchdown pass while completing 15 of his 24 passes. He had run for 20 yards to convert a third down on the drive, and hit tight end Seth DeValve with a 35-yard pass to the 1. DeShone Kizer opened with a 38-yard completion to receiver Sammie Coates up the far sideline to set up a first-and-goal. McCarron, Kizer looked more comfortable than he has in a long time. Jackson said the Browns have to play perfectly to win.

Along with Abdullah, the Lions featured a steady diet of running backs on the game-tying drive. Add the end of the first half and the fact the defense gave up 31 points after starting fast, and it's not tough to see why the Browns lost for the ninth time in nine games.

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