The Browns let QB Brian Hoyer stay in to begin the second quarter. He led another field goal drive against the Lions' second-team defense, but there was a big drop by WR Miles Austin on the drive. The Browns had a 6-3 lead, and the Lions fumbled the ensuring kickoff -- well, they should have, but they retained the ball because of poor officiating.
The Browns' defense forced a 3rd-and-1 stop when DE Armonty Bryant put a big hit on QB Dan Orlovsky. That's when it was Johnny Football time. Unfortunately, Manziel went three-and-out; on a third-down run, he took off on the read-option, but was a dead duck and was stopped for no gain. The Lions drove down the field just before the end of the first half for a field goal, tying the game at 6-6. We expect to see QB Johnny Manziel for most of the third quarter.
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions
Date/Time: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Local Television: WKYC, Channel 3 (Cleveland) - Jim Donovan & Solomon Wilcots
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX - Jeff Phelps & Doug Dieken