The Detroit Lions defeated the Cleveland Browns in their preseason opener and for once injuries aren’t the top story surrounding the team. Kellen Moore staked his claim on the back-up quarterback spot by leading the team on a last minute touchdown drive that secured the victory.
Rookie tight end Eric Ebron was noticed for his lack of production while his follow draftee Kyle Van Noy had an embarassing missed tackle against Clevland rookie Johnny Manziel.
So if you missed the victory and the post game reactions never fear, the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive is here with all of the Lions links you need to read.
From ESPN: Moore Grabs Opportunity With TD Pass
For the most part, it was imprecise. Moore’s touchdown to Fuller — which was thrown at a perfect angle and hit Fuller in stride in the end zone — was the only touchdown of the game. Neither team was close to their best and this was a game where starters sat early, leaving the highest quality of football on the bench, as is usual in preseason games.
Detroit’s offensive starters, including quarterback Matthew Stafford, played just one series in the team’s preseason opener, a 13-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Stafford completed two of his four passes for 18 yards as the team drove 32 yards in eight plays before settling a 37-yard field goal.
From MLive: Who’s Up and Who’s Down After Lions Victory
It’s foolish to make any sweeping declarations after just one preseason game. But one preseason game is enough to show a glimpse of where some guys are trending. Here’s a look at some of the key players whose stock is trending up or down after Saturday night’s 13-12 win against the Cleveland Browns.
From Detroit Lions.com: Whats Next For Kellen Moore
Nate Burleson spent the last two seasons with Kellen Moore in Detroit. Now with Cleveland, Burleson had a different vantage point watching Moore in action Saturday night, but claims he was watching the same old Moore orchestra in a late, 13-12, come-from-behind victory.
From Detroit Lions.com: Game Notebook and Injury Report
There were a few missed assignments that led to big plays for Cleveland, and the Lions didn’t record a sack in the game, but they did force two turnovers – a big emphasis for them this offseason – and held Cleveland out of the end zone.