But after the game, the X-Rays on the rookie quarterback came back clear, and he's set to play next week. Stafford ended the game completing 17 of his 26 passes for 249 yards, three scores and one interception. It went nowhere, and the Lions wisely made sure the Browns could not get up to spike the ball for a field goal try.
But the Browns inexplicably called a quarterback sneak - or Kizer had the freedom to audible into one - Kizer was stopped, and the clock ran out. The Browns acquired Collins from the Patriots last season via trade.
All was not lost, however, as the Browns only trailed by seven points and, up to that point, had dominated Detroit's defense by rushing for 197 yards. Running back Ameer Abdullah rushed for 52 yards and a score on just 11 carries.
So of course Jackson decides it is time to pass the ball.
The tide turned with a rib injury suffered by Browns starting quarterback DeShone Kizer in the third quarter. Then it was Kessler with an incompletion. He is, by far, the Lions' biggest receiver.
Myles Garrett continues to make things happen when he is on the field.
What it means: In the end, this is another win for the Lions, pushing them over.500 on the season (5-4) and keeping them in the playoff hunt.
Luckily, Cleveland's offense turn around from the start in the third as they went eight plays and 85 yards to miraculously tie the game.