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Lions Drop Preseason Opener To Browns 19-17

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Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Lions can’t hold on to a 14-3 half-time lead as the Cleveland Browns come from behind to win 19-17 during the preseason opener on Friday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket - Jeff Wolfert kicked a 45-yard field goal with 28 seconds left to lift the Browns to victory over Detroit.

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 Moore was intercepted by David Sims at the Cleveland 36 with 34 seconds left.

The banged-up Browns (No. 30) took another hit when rookie Brandon Weeden threw to Mohamed Massaquoi and the wide receiver left the game with a head injury. Weeden was 3 of 9 for 62 yards with an interception and a fumble.
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