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Lions beat Browns 31-17

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CLEVELAND -- Matthew Stafford threw three of his four touchdown passes in the second half, rallying the Detroit Lions to a 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

The Lions (4-2) outscored the Browns 24-0 in the second half, sealing their win when Stafford hooked up with tight end Joseph Fauria with 2:01 left. Fauria caught three TD passes for the Lions, who played like a completely different team in the second half after being dominated up front and trailing 17-7 at half.

The Browns (3-3) had their chances at a comeback end when quarterback Brandon Weeden's baffling shovel pass with 4:36 left was intercepted by linebacker DeAndre Levy.

Lions running back Reggie Bush finished with 135 total yards, 121 in the second half.

GAME RECAP:

Lions start the game on offense.

9:53 in first: Browns get the ball after Lions punt.

7:50 in first: Lions get the ball back after Browns punt.

3:27 in first: Lions get touchdown and extra point to take 7-0 lead.

Lions get ball back after Browns punt.

1:32 in first: Browns get the ball back after Lions punt.

0:58 in first: 45-yard run by Travis Benjamin puts Browns on Lions' 31-yard line.

12:52 in second: Browns touchdown plus extra point ties up the game. Browns 7, Lions 7.

11:58 in second: Back-to-back 3-and-outs for the Lions. Browns have the ball back.

8:41 in second: Brandon Weeden intercepted. Lions have the ball.

6:38 in second: Browns get the ball back after Lions punt.

1:16 in second: Browns get touchdown and extra point to take 14-7 lead.

0:50 in second: Browns get the ball back after #Lions punt.

0:11 in second: Browns field goal makes it 17-7 Browns.

Browns go to halftime with 17-7 lead.

Browns get the ball to begin the second half.

12:56 in third: Lions get the ball back after Browns punt.

8:57 in third: Lions get a touchdown plus extra point to narrow the margin. Browns 17, Lions 14.

7:24 in third: Lions get the ball back after Browns punt.

Browns' Tashaun Gipson intercepts Lions near the goal line, run the ball back to about their own 30.

Browns punt, Lions get the ball back heading into fourth quarter.

10:35 in fourth: Lions take the lead with touchdown, extra point. Lions 21, Browns 17.

9:41 in fourth: Browns challenge but lose incomplete pass ruling on pass to Greg Little.

8:57 in fourth: Lions have ball back after Browns punt.

6:04 in fourth: Lions field goal makes it Lions 24, Browns 17.

4:36 in fourth: Brandon Weeden intercepted by DeAndre Levy.

2:01 in fourth: Another Lions touchdown makes it Lions 31, Browns 17.

31-17 Lions is final score.

WKYC-TV/Associated Press

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