DETROIT, Michigan – The Cleveland Browns lose to the Detroit Lions 38-24. That brings their record to 0-9 on the season.
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer is back on the field, trying to rally his team from a 14-point deficit late in the fourth quarter.
He left the game with a rib injury after taking a hit from Quandre Diggs. After being evaluated in the locker room and watching Cody Kessler take some snaps, Kizer went back into the game with 4:28 left in the fourth quarter.
The winless Browns were tied at 24 early in the fourth in part because of Kizer’s play. He threw for a touchdown and ran for a score.
Offensive lineman Shon Coleman was also being evaluated for a concussion.
No NFL players protested during the national anthem before early games as the league celebrated Veterans Day weekend by honoring the military.
The NFL Players Association had asked all players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans.
Even players who have been protesting most of the season stood for the anthem this week, including the Seahawks Michael Bennett, who stood before Thursday night’s game. Titans receiver Rishard Matthews walked onto the field holding hands with soldiers and stood with teammates for the anthem for the first time since President Donald Trump criticized players for protesting.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season. He remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests — aimed at police brutality against African-Americans and other issues.