This edition of The Morning Fix features reviews and reactions from around the web about the Lions win over the Cleveland Browns. Some are from Lions writers, some are from Browns writers to give a well rounded perspective on what went down yesterday. Click on a screenshot to be taken to that article, give it a read and come on back for the next article.
Best finished with 51 yards rushing on one carry and turned a short swing pass into a 10-yard gain to set up the Lions’ first touchdown, a 7-yard pass from Matthew Stafford to a leaping Bryant Johnson.
Best, who left the game after the Johnson touchdown, has 129 yards rushing on 15 carries this preseason for a skewed but still eye-popping 8.6-yard average.
Stafford had a decent showing, completing 13-of-17 passes for 141 yards, one touchdown and a passer efficiency rating of 120. The Lions have one more preseason game to go — Thursday at home against the Buffalo Bills — and Stafford said the Lions are ready for the regular season.
Saturday, the Browns lost three more fumbles — giving them eight turnovers over their last two practice games — and allowed three touchdown drives in the second half. The Detroit Lions came away with a 35-27 victory.
But at this time of year, the first half tells a truer story of where a team may be heading.
In the second quarter of the Browns-Lions preseason game, Suh absolutely brutalized Delhomme. Suh grabbed Delhomme by the facemask, yanked him down as he threw the ball away, then tossed him to the Ford Field turf like a rag doll. It was an ugly, dirty play, albeit a play that showed the kind of fiery aggressiveness that makes for a great defensive tackle.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.