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By the numbers: Lions shut down Browns in second half

By the numbers: Lions shut down Browns in second half

In the second half, though, the Browns gained just 145 yards and were shut out as the Lions came back for a 31-17 victory.
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  • Angry Red Sox fan rips Tigers home-run ball out of another fan’…

    Angry Red Sox fan rips Tigers home-run ball out of another fan’s hands and tosses it back

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2013
    UPDATE: Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan tells us more about the Red Sox fan who took and then threw the home-run ball. And it's not pretty. He allegedly was hurling racist remarks at nearby fans during the game, and told African-American Tigers fan, "Bye…
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  • Lions make life tough on Browns QB Brandon Weeden in second hal…

    Lions make life tough on Browns QB Brandon Weeden in second half

    detnews.com Oct 13, 2013
    After halftime, the Lions defense stood up the Browns rushing attack, and Weeden struggled with the task of carrying the team as Cleveland went scoreless in the second half of Detroit's 31-17 win.
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  • Stafford spike fuels Lions' emotional win

    Stafford spike fuels Lions' emotional win

    ESPN.com Oct 13, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- Matthew Stafford spiked the ball toward midfield, taking a 5-yard penalty but none of that mattered. It was a type of message sent, a type of emotion needed. The Detroit Lions were not playing well, were slogging through a sometimes-rainy, …
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  • Lions' DeAndre Levy humble about two-interception performance

    Lions' DeAndre Levy humble about two-interception performance

    detnews.com Oct 13, 2013
    Humble as ever, Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy said he just played 'OK' after having two interceptions and seven tackles in a 31-17 victory over the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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  • Despite only 3 catches, Lions' Calvin Johnson makes his presenc…

    Despite only 3 catches, Lions' Calvin Johnson makes his presence felt

    detnews.com ESPN.com Oct 13, 2013
    Johnson only played 14 snaps in the first half and he dropped two passes. He played a lot more in the second half, though mostly he lined up in the slot. Most of the routes he ran were short, ball-possession plays.
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  • TE Joseph Fauria has career day for Lions

    TE Joseph Fauria has career day for Lions

    CLEVELAND -- He gas pedaled, windmilled and, finally, Cabbage Patched before raising his right arm and holding up three fingers. The touchdown-catching, dance-creating, fun-loving world of Detroit Lions rookie tight end Joseph Fauria continued with one …
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  • Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Stephen Tulloch's fiery speech shak…

    Chris McCosky's Four Downs: Stephen Tulloch's fiery speech shakes up Lions

    detnews.com Oct 13, 2013
    Middle linebacker and defensive captain Stephen Tulloch went all Knute Rockne on the entire team at halftime Sunday. Although neither Tulloch nor the players would share the details, his speech hit home.
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  • Ortiz's heroics lift Sox en route to walk-off win over Tigers i…

    Ortiz's heroics lift Sox en route to walk-off win over Tigers in Game 2

    CNNSI.com Oct 13, 2013
    David Ortiz lifted the Sox with a grand slam, setting the table for a 6-5 walk-off win that evened the ALCS with the Tigers.
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  • RB Joique Bell leaves game with rib injury

    RB Joique Bell leaves game with rib injury

    ESPN.com Oct 13, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Cleveland after suffering a rib injury in the fourth quarter. The Lions had used both Bell and Reggie Bush as the main backs out of the backfield. Bel…
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  • Three halftime thoughts on Lions

    Three halftime thoughts on Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 13, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- This was not a pretty half for the Detroit Lions. Not at all. Here are three quick thoughts on what has been going on. 1. Front four struggling badly: Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden is slow. He takes forever to throw the ball. And he'…
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  • CB Rashean Mathis questionable to return

    CB Rashean Mathis questionable to return

    ESPN.com Oct 13, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis is questionable to return after suffering a groin injury. Mathis left the game midway through the second quarter and was replaced by rookie Darius Slay, who picked up a pass-interference penalty on th…
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  • Edge-of-your-seat Game 1 sets high bar for ALCS

    Edge-of-your-seat Game 1 sets high bar for ALCS

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2013
    If the Tigers' 1-0 margin over the Red Sox seems like a nice, tidy score at the end of a nice, tidy game, guess again. Game 1 of the ALCS was a game of nooks and crannies, a game that offered everything a close postseason game is supposed to offer.
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  • Peralta rewarding Tigers in chance at redemption

    Peralta rewarding Tigers in chance at redemption

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2013
    A few weeks ago, Jhonny Peralta wasn't sure if he'd ever play another game in a Tigers uniform after serving a 50-game suspension. On Saturday night, he went 3-for-4 with two doubles and drove in the only run in Detroit's ALCS-opening victory.
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  • 10 crazy facts you should know ALCS Game 1

    10 crazy facts you should know ALCS Game 1

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2013
    The Detroit Tigers grabbed the early advantage in the ALCS with a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. In fact, they nearly made history, coming two outs short of throwing the first ever combined no-hitter in postseason histor…
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  • Feeling good, Buchholz aims to tame Tigers in Game 2

    Feeling good, Buchholz aims to tame Tigers in Game 2

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2013
    Three months on the sidelines, and another month spent rebuilding arm strength and pitch count -- he finally passed the 110-pitch mark on Sept. 27, more than four months since the last time he hit 110 -- and it's led Clay Buchholz to this: A Game 2 star…
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  • Oct. 12 Jim Leyland postgame interview

    Oct. 12 Jim Leyland postgame interview

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2013
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland addresses the media after Game 1 of the ALCS.
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  • Tigers lose no-hitter in 9th, edge Red Sox

    Tigers lose no-hitter in 9th, edge Red Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 13, 2013
    Anibal Sanchez and four Detroit Tigers relievers came within two outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history, striking out 17 to beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series Opener.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Lions-Browns Recap 03:19

    Sunday Blitz: Lions-Browns Recap

    Oct 13
    Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Lions week 6 win over the Browns.
  • Video - Lions postgame press conference 04:12

    Lions postgame press conference

    Oct 13
    Lions react following game with Browns
  • Video - Stafford, Fauria Rally Lions Past Browns 00:30

    Stafford, Fauria Rally Lions Past Browns

    Oct 13
    Matthew Stafford threw four touchdown passes, including three to Joseph Fauria, as the Lions rallied to beat the Browns 31-17.
  • Video - Week 6: Joseph Fauria highlights 02:28

    Week 6: Joseph Fauria highlights

    Oct 13
    Detroit Lions rookie tight end Joseph Fauria certainly made his three catches count in Week 6, with all three of them ending with unique touchdown celebrations as the Lions beat the Browns 31-17.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Victory over Saints shows you can never count out Tom Brady

    Oct 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Austin Collie has been a Patriots receiver for about a week and a half, but he sounded like a long-time New England veteran in the winning locker room, summing up what it's worth to be wearing the same color jersey as No. 12, especiall…
  • Don Banks: Woes continue for several 2012 playoff teams; more Week 6 Snaps

    Oct 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 6 highlighted by an amazing Patriots comeback win (see my separate story here) and chock full of some pretty dreadful football elsewhere, at least in Sunday's eight early gam…
  • NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 6

    Oct 13
    Visiting teams set a dominant tone early, writes John Clayton. Plus, second-guessing coaches, the Jets' predictable loss and more.