Browns Starters Strong In 35-27 Loss To Lions

Browns score just 3 points in second half after starters leave the game.

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Detroit Comes Back From 10-Point Deficit To Beat Browns

(Sports Network) – Aaron Brown rushed for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as Detroit rallied past Cleveland, 35-27, in preseason action from Ford Field.

Matt Stafford played three quarters and went 13-of-17 for 141 yards and one score for the Lions, who have won two of three exhibition matches.

Kevin Smith also rushed for a touchdown, while Calvin Johnson led the receiving corps with 42 yards on a pair of catches. Bryant Johnson recorded a seven-yard TD reception and Chris Houston returned a fumble 14 yards for another score.

Jake Delhomme played the first half and went 20-of-25 for 152 yards and one touchdown for the Browns, who fell to 1-2 in the preseason.

Peyton Hillis posted 26 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries, Josh Cribbs had three catches for 47 yards and Lawrence Vickers posted a TD reception in defeat.

Eric Wright recorded a 44-yard fumble return for a score and Phil Dawson hit both of his field-goal attempts.

The Browns lost defensive back Nick Sorensen to an unknown injury in the second quarter. He had to be removed from the field on a stretcher with a backboard after a pair of Lions hit him during kickoff coverage. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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