Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Lions 31, Browns 17

Lions wake up for second-half rally

CLEVELAND — The score was lopsided. The stat sheet looked worse. For the Lions, halftime was time for only one thing.

"Press the reset button," wide receiver Kris Durham said.

After Detroit was dominated in the first half, Matthew Stafford threw three of his four touchdown passes in the second in a comeback victory over the Browns.

The Lions outscored the Browns 24-0 in the second half, sealing their win when Stafford hooked up with rookie tight end Joseph Fauria for their third TD connection with 2:01 left.

The Browns' chances ended when quarterback Brandon Weeden's baffling shovel pass with 4:36 left was intercepted by linebacker DeAndre Levy. "It's a bone-headed play," Weeden said.

With superstar receiver Calvin Johnson not himself because of a balky right knee, Durham had a career-high eight catches. Johnson had just three receptions a week after sitting out against Green Bay.

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