Following the touchdown pass to Riddick, Stafford threw scoring passes to tight end Eric Ebron and wide receiver Golden Tate to create an insurmountable advantage for the Lions. Crowell had 90 rushing yards and a touchdown, Duke Johnson added 54, and Kizer had 57, including his fourth rushing touchdown of the season.
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns signals a touchdown as Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns runs for a third quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.
Kizer was having his best game of the season before suffering a rib injury that forced him to the locker room. He returned with 4:28 remaining. He finished 21-of-37 for 232 yards with one touchdown and one interception as the Browns tried a last-gasp comeback.More news: Three Chinese injured in auto attack in south France
Finding the formula: It took a while but the Browns finally found their running game - and they used it. Cleveland ran for 201 yards in the loss, 118 in the second half.
Detroit closed to within 10-3 with exactly 6:00 left in the initial period on Matt Prater's 46-yard field goal.
Kizer, Jackson, and the Browns definitely have a lot of work to do. Then, Stafford went back to Golladay down the right sideline for a 50-yard gain on the very next play.More news: Florida State University student dead after apparent party
The Browns made mistakes, including at the end of the first half when they botched the most basic elements in clock management.
Zane Gonzalez put the Browns on the board with a 23-yard field goal.
In what at times was the Browns best game of the season, three offensive series stand out as the best examples of why it is time to move on from Jackson. And in the big picture, that's what matters for the Lions.More news: Catalan saga takes new twist as Puigdemont turns himself in
Along with Abdullah, the Lions featured a steady diet of running backs on the game-tying drive.