Fresh off their 21-7 win over the BRONCOS, the LIONS had only one hurdle left in their path to an undefeated season — the BROWNS. But if there was any doubt about the result before the game, it was quickly erased as the LIONS cruised to a comfortable 29-0 victory.
The LIONS’ defense was as dominant as it’s been all year long, allowing only two first downs while forcing two turnovers. The group’s offense fed off this energy and used its speed to sprint past the BROWNS’ defense on its way to a four-touchdown game.
In the game’s first 10 minutes, the LIONS quickly stormed out to a 15-0 lead behind a pair of rushing touchdowns on their first two possessions. The BROWNS seemed to get something going before halftime, but an interception by Owen Nestor ended the threat as the LIONS took their two-possession lead into the break.
After the BROWNS went out on downs to begin the second half, the LIONS added to their lead with a wide open touchdown pass to make it 22-0. The receiver made a nice cut on the play, fooling the defender and breaking toward the corner where the quarterback hit him in stride. With the game already out of reach, the LIONS added another touchdown in the final minutes go up 29-0 and complete their perfect season.
This loss is a tough one for the BROWNS, who could’ve climbed to the middle of the league with a win. Instead, they will enter next week’s playoffs as the No. 10 seed and play the CHARGERS in the first round at 1:45 p.m. On the other hand, the LIONS are the No. 1 seed and will have a first-round bye before taking on the either the COWBOYS or STEELERS at 2:30.