Found August 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford showed he's still got work to do. Stafford threw one interception and didn't help Detroit score a point in his three drives, and the Cleveland Browns took advantage in a 19-17 win over the Lions on Friday night. "We learn from the good stuff and the bad stuff," Stafford said. Backup quarterback Shaun Hill led two touchdown drives in the first half to put the Lions (No. 11 in the AP Pro 32) ahead 14-3 in the first half. When all of the reserves for both teams took over in the second half, the Browns outscored Detroit 16-3. Jeff Wolfert's 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds left won it for Cleveland (No. 30) after the Lions stopped Adonis Thomas on a 2-point conversion with 6:05 left to keep the lead, but keep the ball to seal a win. Detroit's last shot ended when rookie Kellen Moore heaved a pass that was intercepted by David Sims at the Cleveland 36 with 34 seconds left. "Regardless of whether or not they count, i...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Browns vs. Lions – 1st Quarter Recap – Browns Starters Struggle

The Browns faced the Lions in the GLC and the first quarter was certain to be the most interesting as Brandon Weeden and company would take most of their reps before departing. Here’s how it went. Brandon Weeden had a mixed first drive. He threw the ball to the ground a couple times and eventually fumbled the ball away. Not before he threw a pass to Mohamed Massaquoi for a reception...

Lions QB Stafford looks forward to preseason game

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says it will be nice to take a break from practicing against teammates by playing the Cleveland Browns. The Lions (No. 11 in the AP Pro32) and Browns (No. 30 in the AP Pro32) will face each other Friday night in their first preseason game. Stafford is going into his fourth NFL season without rehabbing an injury in the offseason for the...

Browns beat Lions 19-17 with Wolfert's late FG

The Detroit Lions won every preseason game last year and went on to make the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season. Detroit dropped its first exhibition this year, blowing an 11-point lead in a 19-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, but coach Jim Schwartz tried to put his disappointment into context. ''Let's be clear: preseason games, we don...

Browns beat Lions in preseason

Jeff Wolfert kicked a 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift the Cleveland Browns to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Detroit stopped Adonis Thomas on a 2-point conversion run with 6:05 left to keep the lead, but couldn't run enough clock to keep the ball away from the Browns. The Lions' last shot ended when rookie Kellen Moore was intercepted...

Browns 19, Lions 17

Jeff Wolfert kicked a 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift the Cleveland Browns to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Detroit (No. 11 in the AP Pro 32) stopped Adonis Thomas on a 2-point conversion run with 6:05 left to keep the lead, but couldn't run enough clock to keep the ball away from the Browns. The Lions' last shot ended when rookie Kellen...

Elizabeth G: Girl Next Door Bio

Elizebeth G 360 Bio Girl Next Door Contestant Detroit Sports 360 Hometown: Canton, MI Favorite Athlete: Matthew Stafford Favorite Team: Detroit Lions If you could win a date with any famous athlete, who would it be and why? Hmmm I would have to say…..David Anderson, he is soo sexy, I would tackle him any day [...]

Detroit Lions bend, break in preseason loss to Browns 19-17

The Detroit Lions entered the NFL preseason Friday evening at home against the Cleveland Browns with the usual stars taking center stage. Matthew Stafford saw three series of play and couldn’t quite keep a drive alive, but assured his connection with Calvin Johnson was still lethal, striking for a couple big plays in his 4-7, [...]

Detroit Lions kick off 2012 against Cleveland

Yes, it’s just the first preseason game.  A game where Matthew Stafford will take around eight snaps, Calvin Johnson may not record a catch, and Cliff Avril will unlikely see the field. But it’s still Lions football, and I’m excited. Sure, the game is as meaningless as they come, and many of the starters won’t see the field.  The starters who do play will be benched midway...

Highlight and lowlights from Lions' preseason opener

DETROIT The Detroit Lions August magic didnt carry over to 2012. The Lions had won seven straight and 14-of-16 preseason games over the last four years before losing, 19-17, to the Cleveland Browns Friday night at Ford Field. The Browns overcame a 14-3 deficit, winning on Jeff Wolferts 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining. Detroit finished 4-0 last year during the preseason...

Highlights, lowlights from Lions' preseason opener

DETROIT The Detroit Lions August magic didnt carry over to 2012. The Lions had won seven straight and 14-of-16 preseason games over the last four years before losing, 19-17, to the Cleveland Browns Friday night at Ford Field. The Browns overcame a 14-3 deficit, winning on Jeff Wolferts 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining. Detroit finished 4-0 last year during the preseason...

Lions drop Great Lakes Classic to Cleveland 19-17

After leading the entire game the Lions fell to the Cleveland Browns 19-17 in the 2012 preseason opener on a Jeff Wolfert 45-yard field goal with about 28 seconds left in the fourth. Despite the loss though there was still plenty to take away from the game as fans got their first look at the 2012 Detroit squad. First, third round draft pick Bill Bentley showed some indication that...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.