Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer was injured in one of the final plays of the third quarter in the game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Ameer Abdullah had 52 rushing yards on 11 carries and a touchdown for the Lions (5-4).
DeShone Kizer returned to the game in the fourth quarter.
The first half ended with the Browns running out of time at the Lions' 2-yard line and Detroit still in control 17-10. Crowell finished it off with a 6-yard run. He is, by far, the Lions' biggest receiver. Then, after a 29-yard punt return after a three-and-out from the Browns, Stafford found Tate for a 40-yard touchdown, which gave the Lions a two-score advantage. Linebacker Jamie Collins took the ball back on third down of the Lions' second series with his first interception of the season to set the Browns up at the Detroit 31 after Ogbah and Myles Garrett applied pressure to Stafford. Detroit needed just 10 rushes to surpass the average of 84.3 yards per game on the ground allowed by the Browns. The 21 passes and 232 yards were both the second best totals of Kizer's career, trailing only a game against the Indianapolis Colts when he was 22-for-47 with 242 yards passing. This team makes mistakes - witness the end of the first half - but it has not quit or given up.
Kizer left the game with a rib injury after taking a hit from Quandre Diggs. He was replaced by Cody Kessler. He was able to walk to the locker room later in the quarter, but was ruled out early in the second half.
Second Half Stops The Browns defense gave up 3 touchdown drives in the second half.
End Result - Close, competitive, not good enough. To realize just how bad the Browns have been, consider that they are just 1-23 under head coach Hue Jackson.