It cost the Lions five yards, but I don’t think coaches will harp on quarterback
After scrambling for a first down on a 3rd-and-6 play, an uncharacteristically fired up Stafford spiked the football and mouthed some encouragment to his teammates.
"It was time to go," Stafford said of the play after the game.
Whatever he said, they listed.
"That was huge,"
"It really pumps you up and gets the team going and I think it energized the sideline a little bit."
Bush had a 39-yard run on the next play and scored on an 18-yard pass from Stafford four plays later. From there on, an anemic Lions offense in the first half was off and running in an eventual 31-17 Lions victory.
The Lions scored 24 points in the second half after trailing 17-7 at halftime in a game that was a true tale of two halves.
Whatever adjustments the Lions made at halftime, they pushed all the right buttons.
Stafford finished the game 25-of-43 passing for 248 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.
Stafford set a franchise record with his 13th game with three-plus touchdown passes. It broke Bobby Layne's record of 12.
He’s the first Lions receiver to have three touchdowns in a game since
He now has seven catches on the season and five have gone for touchdown.
Just call him touchdown Fauria.
The Lions wracked up 257 yards of offense in the second half after having just 109 in the first half.
The defense came to play in the second half, too, holding the Browns scoreless in the final 30 minutes.
He’s the first Lions linebacker to have at least four interceptions since Jimmy Williams had five in 1989.
The win pushes the Lions record to 4-2 on the season and they remain in first place with the Chicago Bears (4-2).
It’s also the second win for the Lions on the road this season as they improve their mark to 2-2 on the road with two home games against Cincinnati and Dallas the next two weeks.