When the first half ended and the scoreboard read Cleveland Browns 17 Detroit Lions 7, Lions fans everywhere were shouting “Same Old Lions” at their TVs. It would have been sticking right to the script for the Lions to come out and self destruct in the second half.
But Jim Schwartz and the Detroit Lions are rewriting the script in 2013. And the rewrite included a comeback victory.
The Lions took a 10 point deficit after the first half and turned it into a 14 point victory and beat the Browns 31-17. A host of Lions can take credit for the comeback but there were two Lions in particular that stood out.
Matthew Stafford and Joesph Fauria. Stafford had 248 yards and four touchdowns on 25 of 43 passing. Three of those touchdowns went to Joesph Fauria who was lined up all over the field today. Fauria has 7 receptions on the season and 5 of those have resulted in touchdowns. To quote the movie swingers, he is “money” in the Red Zone and the Lions used that to their advantage today.
Calvin Johnson played but was largely a decoy, opening up opportunities for Kris Durham (8 catches) and Joesph Fauria. Megatron did get on the stat sheet however with 3 catches for 25 yards.
Reggie Bush had another solid day offensively with 135 combined yards and kept the Browns defense off-balance all-day.
The Detroit Lions improve their record to 4-2 this season and face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.