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It wasn’t a masterpiece, but the Browns did just enough to tame the Lions and keep their faint playoff hopes alive.
Cleveland Browns reaction: Defense forced takeaways
In ugly weather along the shores of Lake Erie, the Browns defense played inspired ball and was able to shut the Lions’ offense down early.
However, even with the defense getting those turnovers, they forgot about the Lions running back D’Andre Swift who rumbled for a 57-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to cut the lead to 13-7.
But the defense regrouped and stymied the Detroit offense after that and really was the other main reason for the win on this day.