Close isn't good enough as Browns remain winless

Nov 20 2016 Detroit MI USA Detroit Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker walks on the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field. Lions won 26-19. Mandatory Credit Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

He was replaced by Cody Kessler and the Browns' offense fell apart, and although Kizer came back to finish the game, by the time he returned Cleveland had fallen behind by two touchdowns.

It also helped the Lions that Browns starting quarterback DeShone Kizer had to leave the game for part of the second half because of a rib injury.

According to the CBS broadcast, the rookie had his ribs injured. 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.

Playing with that "dog" he vowed to have after the bye week, Kizer threw a touchdown pass and ran for one in what was clearly his best game of the season - before the injury.

The Brown had runs of 21, four, six, 19, 14 and six on this touchdown drive to knot the score at 17 in the third quarter. They marched 85 yards in 8 plays capped by a 6-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Crowell to tie the game at 17.

DeValve's Bad Day - DeValve cost the Browns a 29-yard completion to Britt down to the 15 with a holding penalty. The team remains winless.




The second-year veteran last played on October 22, replacing Kizer early in the third quarter of Cleveland's 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans.

End Of Half Debacle - After moving into the red zone, Kizer ran 18 yards to the Lions 2 with:40 left in the half. Kizer was careful with the ball and made a nice throw to Seth DeValve before the Browns' third touchdown.

Going For It - With 4 minutes left in the first quarter and facing a fourth-and-1 from their own 44, Hue Jackson rolled the dice and went for it. He did return to the game, but by that point the deficit was too large with too little time left.

The Browns' defense came into the game ranked No. 1 in the National Football League in average yield per rush, at 2.9 yards.

Lions defensive back Nevin Lawson stripped the Browns ball carrier, broke a tackle and took it all the way back for a touchdown, making it 17-10 Lions in the second quarter.

What I didn't like: The end of the first half was a series of clock-management mishaps that saw the Browns blow a chance to tie the game or cut the deficit with a field goal. It was a odd play by the Browns, who did not have a timeout left.

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