But that was as close as they got to the upset. His passer rating was 118.9 after being a measley 2.7 following those first seven passes.
The Lions needed just four plays to go 75 yards for the game-tying score.
The most points the Browns had allowed this season was 33 on two occasions, the most recent being two weeks ago vs. Minnesota. The teams hadn't faced each other since the 2013 season, when the Lions won at Cleveland, 31-17. The lessons and conversations that we've had, they're catching on. "It went back and forth but they were able to come through". It's the fourth defensive score this season for the Lions, seventh fumble recovery this season for the Lions, and first fumble recovery returned for a touchdown for the Lions since October 2015 (36 games). They were also without starting RG T.J. Lang (concussion), but LT Taylor Decker made his season debut.
"Most of the time when I was in there, he was in there", said Garrett, who had one tackle. The Browns' formula when the season started was to play good defense and run the ball; to win conservatively, or at least try to. He knows how to come off the ball.
Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson had two goals in his post-game news conference Sunday at Ford Field.
Now, Garrett and the Browns will move forward looking to avoid joining the Lions as the only 0-16 team in National Football League history. "DeShone made plays with his arm, he made plays with his legs, and he was a leader". I thought that was one of the better versions of our football team out there playing today. "That wasn't a bad thing to do, but we didn't get it and that's unfortunate".
Finding the formula: It took a while but the Browns finally found their running game - and they used it. Cleveland ran for 201 yards in the loss, 118 in the second half. Things were looking good, but good times are not meant to last for the Browns.