DETROIT -- Late scores in both the first and second quarters staked the Detroit Lions out to a 14-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns after the first half of play in the 2012 preseason opener at Ford Field.
Detroit running back Stefan Logan’s three-yard touchdown reception extended the Lions’ lead to 14-3 over the Browns with 2:10 remaining in the first half.
On fourth-and-goal, Logan ran an out route and caught the pass -- which a Browns defender nearly batted out of the air -- from reserve quarterback Shaun Hill.
The drive covered 80 yards in 12 plays and took 5:11 off the second-quarter clock.
A late score gave the Lions a 7-0 lead over the Browns after the first quarter of play in the 2012 preseason opener.
The Lions made the most of a Browns turnover and took a 7-0 lead when running back Keiland Williams scored a five-yard touchdown with exactly one minute to play in the first quarter.
The play, which was upheld by a booth review, capped off a three-play, 25-yard drive that was started by Dwight Bentley’s interception of Browns quarterback
Bentley jumped a route run by second-year Browns wide receiver
Earlier in the contest, Browns wide receiver
On the team’s first offensive play of the preseason, Massaquoi caught a pass from quarterback Brandon Weeden for a 12-yard gain on the right side of the formation. After being hit by two Lions, Massaquoi was slow to get up and Detroit players called over to the Browns sideline for assistance. Under his own power, Massaquoi walked to the Browns sideline with a team trainer.
The Browns defense responded to an early first quarter challenge by forcing a turnover mere moments after rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden was stripped of the football by a Detroit Lions rusher.
Three plays after Weeden’s fumble, defensive back
The Browns had a first-and-10 from their own 39-yard line at the start of the next series.
Cleveland called “tails” and the coin toss came up “heads.”
The Lions won the toss and elected to receive the ball to start tonight’s preseason opener at Ford Field. The Browns, who wore their white uniforms, kicked off to the Lions.
Kicker Phil Dawson, Pro Bowl left tackle