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Kitna guides Lions past Browns

Aug 23, 2008 - 10:59 PM By Chuck Klonke PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DETROIT (Ticker) - It has been a perfect preseason for the Detroit Lions and a near-perfect one for starting quarterback Jon Kitna.

Kitna continued his strong preseason play, completing 9-of-11 passes for 98 yards in Detroit's 26-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday.

In the Lions' three preseason victories, Kitna is 18-of-21 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. Kitna was replaced by Dan Orlovsky after leading Detroit to scores on its first two possessions.

Dave Rayner, filling in for the injured Jason Hanson, kicked three field goals in the first half to help the Lions (3-0) to a 16-6 halftime lead. His longest, a 47-yarder, came with 20 seconds remaining in the first half.

Detroit's first-half touchdown came on a 35-yard run by rookie running back Kevin Smith, who finished with 45 yards on 10 carries.

The only scoring in the second half was a 26-yard field goal by Rayner and Orlovsky's 7-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Middleton.

Brady Quinn started a quarterback for Cleveland (0-3) in place of Derek Anderson, who suffered a slight concussion in the previous preseason game against the New York Giants.

The Browns failed to get a first down on their first three possessions, and their only first-half scoring came on field goals of 39 and 53 yards by Phil Dawson.

Quinn finished 14-of-24 for 106 yards in his 2 1/2 quarters.

Cleveland defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, obtained from Detroit in an offseason trade, played most of the first half and recorded three tackles and two assists.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CLEVELAND 0 6 0 0 6
    DETROIT 6 10 10 0 26 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - FG, DAVE RAYNER 30 YD, 5:02. Drive: 11
    plays, 61 yards in 5:02. DETROIT
    3-0
    DET - FG, DAVE RAYNER 38 YD, 11:12. Drive: 8
    plays, 43 yards in 4:26. DETROIT
    6-0
    2ND QUARTER: DET - TD, KEV

    Aug 23 6:53 PM


  • NFL
    CLEVELAND 6
    DETROIT 26 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    CLE BALL ON CLE 35 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Aug 23 6:17 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    BRANDON MIDDLETON 7 YD PASS FROM DAN ORLOVSKY
    (DAVE RAYNER KICK)
    CLEVELAND 6
    DETROIT 26 0:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Browns 6, Lions 26  3rd - 0:07Aug 23 6:15 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    DAVE RAYNER 26 YD
    CLEVELAND 6
    DETROIT 19 5:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Browns 6, Lions 19  3rd - 5:25Aug 23 5:57 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CLEVELAND 0 6 6
    DETROIT 6 10 16 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - FG, DAVE RAYNER 30 YD, 5:02. Drive: 11
    plays, 61 yards in 5:02. DETROIT
    3-0
    DET - FG, DAVE RAYNER 38 YD, 11:12. Drive: 8
    plays, 43 yards in 4:26. DETROIT
    6-0
    2ND QUARTER: DET - TD,

    Aug 23 5:30 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    DAVE RAYNER 47 YD
    CLEVELAND 6
    DETROIT 16 0:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 6, Lions 16  2nd - 0:20Aug 23 5:29 PM


  • NFL
    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 53 YD
    CLEVELAND 6
    DETROIT 13 3:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 6, Lions 13  2nd - 3:06Aug 23 5:19 PM


  • NFL
    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 39 YD
    CLEVELAND 3
    DETROIT 13 5:54 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 3, Lions 13  2nd - 5:54Aug 23 5:08 PM
  • 15
    roots
    alamowx Added 5 roots

    Browns 0, Lions 13  2nd - 12:15Aug 23 5:07 PM
  • 10
    roots
    McTool Added 10 roots

    Browns 0, Lions 13  2nd - 12:15Aug 23 5:04 PM


  • NFL
    TD DET
    KEVIN SMITH 35 YD RUN
    (DAVE RAYNER KICK)
    CLEVELAND 0
    DETROIT 13 12:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Browns 0, Lions 13  2nd - 12:21Aug 23 4:51 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CLEVELAND 0 0
    DETROIT 6 6 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - FG, DAVE RAYNER 30 YD, 5:02. Drive: 11
    plays, 61 yards in 5:02. DETROIT
    3-0
    DET - FG, DAVE RAYNER 38 YD, 11:12. Drive: 8
    plays, 43 yards in 4:26. DETROIT
    6-0

    Aug 23 4:40 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    DAVE RAYNER 38 YD
    CLEVELAND 0
    DETROIT 6 3:48 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 0, Lions 6  1st - 3:48Aug 23 4:31 PM


  • NFL
    FG DET
    DAVE RAYNER 30 YD
    CLEVELAND 0
    DETROIT 3 9:58 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Browns 0, Lions 3  1st - 9:58Aug 23 4:15 PM
  • basehit024 It's pre-season, give this one to the Lions

    Browns vs. LionsAug 21 9:42 PM