DETROIT — The Browns took a 24-14 lead into halftime Saturday against the Lions after Peyton Hillis scored on a 1-yard run with 24 seconds left.
Jake Delhomme led a 78-yard drive to end the half. The big play was a 30-yard completion to Joshua Cribbs down the sideline. With the safety bearing down, Cribbs was able to make the catch and get both feet inbounds.
Delhomme continued his impressive preseason by going 20-for-25 for 152 yards and a touchdown.
The half was full of action, including a scary sight for the Browns. Safety/special teamer Nick Sorensen was immobilized and carted off the field after colliding with two Lions on a kickoff. Players from both teams took a knee to pray and the entire Cleveland team surrounded him.
The team’s radio network reported Sorensen had feeling in his legs, but the team hadn’t provided an official update.
The Browns and Lions traded fumble returns for touchdowns.
Cleveland cornerback Eric Wright went 44 yards — high-stepping most of it — after Brian Schaefering forced a Kevin Smith fumble. Detroit’s Chris Houston went 14 yards for the score after Jerome Harrison coughed it up on a run up the middle.
Browns coach Eric Mangini challenged, but the call stood. It was difficult to tell on replay if Harrison’s knee hit the ground an instant before the ball came loose.