CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns earned a 24-6 preseason victory over the Detroit Lions in Thursday’s Great Lakes Classic at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Browns running back
Jackson’s scoring reception finished off a 10-play, 70-yard drive that took 6:10.
After three quarters of play, the Browns held a 17-6 lead over the Lions.
Lions kicker Havard Rugland converted his 33-yard field-goal attempt and cut the Cleveland lead to 17-6 with 39 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Rugland’s kick capped off a 14-play, 69-yard drive that took 6:47 off the third-quarter clock.
On the strength of three scoring drives engineered by quarterback
Detroit kicker David Akers booted a 48-yard field goal, and cut the Browns’ lead to 17-3 with 4:37 left in the first half. The 14-play, 47-yard drive took 7:50 off the clock.
Browns tight end
Cameron capped off the eight-play, 91-yard drive with a five-yard reception from Weeden on second-and-goal. Earlier in the drive, Cameron hauled in a 27-yard pass from Weeden that moved the Browns from their own 31-yard line to Detroit’s 42.
The Browns took a 10-0 lead over the Lions into the second quarter of Thursday’s Great Lakes Classic.
Cameron hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Weeden, and extended the team’s lead over the Lions to 10-0 with 3:22 remaining in the first quarter.
On second-and-goal from Detroit’s 10-yard line, Weeden dropped back and found Cameron open on the seam route. The former basketball player caught the ball in traffic and landed in bounds before rolling out of the back of the end zone.
Two plays prior, Weeden had another big throw, as he found second-year wide receiver
The 43-yarder was Bogotay’s longest of the preseason, as he converted a 25-yard attempt in last week’s 27-19 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Following the 43-yard field goal, Bogotay kicked off, and split the uprights with the kick.
Weeden finished the first half eight of 12 for 117 yards with two touchdowns, and on three of those passes, Josh Gordon was the receiver. He finished the half with 72 yards on three receptions.
In his NFL preseason debut, Browns running back