After playing so well last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Jim Schwartz seemed pretty disappointed with a rather sloppy effort in the first half this week against the Cleveland Browns. The Lions are down at halftime by a score of 21-13 and just have not played all that well thanks to a combination of penalties and mishaps on defense.
The good news is that the first-team offense looked pretty good. Aside from a turnover by Jahvid Best, the first-team offense was great when it was in the game. Matthew Stafford went 6-for-10 for 85 yards and threw a four-yard pass to Nate Burleson for a touchdown. Burleson somehow got two feet down in the back of the end zone for his second outstanding touchdown in as many weeks.
Before the Lions got on the board, Cleveland capitalized on Best's fumble by putting together a six-play, 34-yard touchdown drive. It was capped off by a two-yard pass from Colt McCoy to Evan Moore in the end zone for McCoy's first of three TD passes. He had another one to Moore -- for 21 yards in the second quarter this time -- and he also completed a 13-yard TD pass to Greg Little.
Jason Hanson successfully kicked two field goals for the Lions in the first half. One was from 25 yards out and the other sneaked inside the right upright from 49 yards away.