Browns Enter Halftime with 17-7 Lead (Picture Tells the Story)

Oct 13, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) celebrates his first quarter touchdown catch during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns enter the half with a 14-7 lead against the Detroit Lions. The Lions seem out of sorts on offense and their dominant defensive line hasn’t been impactful. For the Browns new/old starting QB Brandon Weeden has thrown for 2 TDs and 1 INT looking better then weeks past but still having some difficulties. The Browns defense has done a great job of holding Calvin Johnson from having a big game.

For the half Reggie Bush has 7 carries for 14 yards and total the Lions have only run for 27 yards. Matthew Stafford has only been sacked once, he was run OB behind the line, throwing for 83 yards on 10-22 passing. “Megatron” has only 1 reception for 7 yards and dropped a huge 1st down.

Weeden has thrown for 135 yards on 12 for 20 passing. They have run for 115 yards with 45 coming on a 45 yard end around to Travis Benjamin. Willis McGahee has 8 carries for 33 yards for a solid 4.1 YPC.  Josh Gordon has 4 reception for 79 yards. On defense the front 7 hasn’t been able to get pressure on Stafford all day but has shut down the run game. Chris Owens and Buster Skrine have played well and deflected a number of passes.

The Browns get the ball after the half and will try to build on their 10 point lead. How will Johnson’s knee respond to the down time? Will Bush get loose? Will Weeden have another turnover or continue to go to a number of receivers. A picture is worth a lot of words here as fans celebrate with Chris Ogbonnaya after his TD reception:

Oct 13, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya (25) celebrates with fans after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions

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  • Greg

    Well that haltime lead was short lived.
    Detroit made adjustments and shut the browns out in the second half 24-0.
    Cleveland decided to take the second half off. No offense and no defense added to a big loss at home after blowing 10 point lead at the half.
    Way to make proper adjustments Browns.
    It looked like you were going to try and sit on a 10 point lead.
    I guess Detroit decided to throw a wrench in those stupid plans.
    A total Team, player and coaching collapse.

    • Jared Mueller

      Not easy to watch. Not sure why we get beat over the middle so much. Is it Horton’s scheme? Jackson and Robertson? Ward and Gipson?

      • Greg

        Soft zone defense.
        They played tight in second quarter. Led to halftime lead.
        Second half they come out in soft zone and just get picked apart.
        I don’t understand this defensive scheme they seem to think actually works. It’s like they were going to sit on a 10 point halftime lead.
        You simply won’t stop passing attacks standing 10 yards or more off receivers and wait till they catch the ball, then try and tackle them. Good quarterbacks will just pick you apart.

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