Box Score: Browns 19, Lions 17

Whudda thunk it? Fourth-string QB Thaddeus Lewis led the Browns on two late scoring drives to give the good guys a preseason-opening 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions in the Great Lakes Classic.

As Craig wrote already this evening, the starters were underwhelming early but the offense roared back in the second half with 16 of its points. Overall, Browns QBs besides Brandon Weeden finished 18-for-29 for 264 yards and a TD. All three posted QB ratings better than 100.

We’ll have plenty more this weekend and the coming week on what’s next for the team.


Scoring Summary

1st QuarterCLE – DET
1:00Detroit LionsDETTDKeiland Williams rushed to the right for 5 yard gain (Jason Hansonmade PAT)0 – 7
2nd QuarterCLE – DET
7:21Cleveland BrownsCLEFGPhil Dawson kicked a 37-yard field goal3 – 7
2:10Detroit LionsDETTDShaun Hill passed to Stefan Logan to the right for 3 yard gain (Jason Hanson made PAT)3 – 14
3rd QuarterCLE – DET
8:12Cleveland BrownsCLETDSeneca Wallace passed to Brad Smelley to the right for 12 yard gain (Jeff Wolfert made PAT)10 – 14
4th QuarterCLE – DET
10:25Detroit LionsDETFGDerek Dimke kicked a 40-yard field goal10 – 17
6:05Cleveland BrownsCLETDAdonis Thomas rushed to the left for 3 yard gain (2pt attempt failed,Adonis Thomas run up the middle)16 – 17
0:28Cleveland BrownsCLEFGJeff Wolfert kicked a 45-yard field goal19 – 17


Cleveland BrownsCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Thaddeus Lewis(notes)589062.511.30000101.0
Colt McCoy(notes)688875.011.021500110.4
Seneca Wallace(notes)7138653.86.60010100.2
Brandon Weeden(notes)396233.36.9120119.0
Detroit LionsCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Shaun Hill(notes)8128366.76.90010114.2
Matthew Stafford(notes)475157.17.3140140.5
Kellen Moore(notes)4144028.62.900019.8


Cleveland BrownsRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Chris Ogbonnaya(notes)7273.91200
Colt McCoy(notes)12020.02000
Brandon Jackson(notes)6183.0900
Thaddeus Lewis(notes)3175.71400
Montario Hardesty(notes)4164.0700
Jordan Norwood(notes)11414.01400
Adonis Thomas(notes)881.0610
Detroit LionsRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Joique Bell(notes)16895.62100
Keiland Williams(notes)9717.93310
Kevin Smith(notes)5285.61100
Stefan Logan(notes)3103.31100



Cleveland BrownsXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Jeff Wolfert(notes)11124550.04
Phil Dawson(notes)001137100.03
Detroit LionsXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Derek Dimke(notes)001140100.03
Jason Hanson(notes)220100.02

  • Dee P

    What’s the early word on injuries? Who and how bad? Did not see game in St. Louis.

  • cmm13

    MoMass has another concussion.
    Patterson, Paxson and Cameron all carted off.
    Diagnosis…bad babysitting.

  • cmm13

    We own the barge….just booked my hotel room for the Super Bowl.

  • cmm13

    Injury reports are apparently worthy of down voting. Excellent.

  • mgbode

    You Play To Win The Game!!

  • mgbode

    only good news on MoMass is if it is another concussion we will know to replace him now rather than trying during the season. Sad day for the WR-version of Brodney Pool.