Preseason Week 2 - Lions 30 - Browns 28
McCoy, Stafford sharp as Lions edge Browns
CLEVELAND -- Colt McCoy threw three touchdown passes -- two to tight end Evan Moore -- in the first half, but the Cleveland Browns blew a 15-point lead after halftime and lost 30-28 to the Detroit Lions on Friday night in a penalty-filled preseason game that showed both teams have plenty to fix in the next three weeks.
McCoy finished 10 of 18 for 96 yards, his second straight solid performance running first-year Browns coach Pat Shurmur's new West Coast offense. McCoy was victimized by a few drops and wasn't as sharp as in last week's preseason opener. However, the second-year QB showed poise and didn't force any throws while playing most of the first half.
The Lions (2-0) trailed by 10 entering the fourth, but got a 20-yard TD pass from Drew Stanton and Dave Rayner's 48-yard field goal.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw one TD pass to Nate Burleson. Stafford went 6 of 10 for 85 yards in four series for the Lions, who rested several starters because of injuries, including wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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