DETROIT — Outside linebacker Jamie Collins would’ve been better off staying on the ground.
After making an athletic interception over the middle on an attempted throwaway by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Collins got up for a return and was tackled by left guard Graham Glasgow. Collins’ right knee bent awkwardly and he suffered a medial collateral ligament injury.
“We’ll find out more about that as we go, we just need to find out what degree that is and then we’ll know more as we move through the week,” coach Hue Jackson said.
Collins was off to a fast start Sunday in the 38-24 loss to the Lions. He was in on a tackle for loss on the first series, then had the interception on Detroit’s next possession to set up a touchdown for the Browns.
Collins didn’t return and was replaced by James Burgess. Collins, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension in the offseason, missed three games earlier this year with a concussion.
“It’s extremely tough when you lose one of your playmakers and leaders on defense, but we say ‘next man up,’” rookie safety Jabrill Peppers said. “It sucks, but injury is a part of this game.”
** Right tackle Shon Coleman sustained a concussion and was replaced in the second half by rookie Zach Banner, who made his NFL debut.
** Tight end Randall Telfer (eye) left but returned.
The Browns rushed for a season-high 201 yards against Detroit’s sixth-ranked run defense that entered allowing just 89.9 yards a game. I
saiah Crowell led the way with a season-high 90 yards and a touchdown, Duke Johnson added 54 yards and quarterback DeShone Kizer 57 and a touchdown. The Browns had three 50-yard rushers for the first time since Dec. 1, 1974.
“I felt like we did good,” Crowell said. “A lot of holes were opening, our O-line did a terrific job.”
Crowell’s 21 career rushing touchdowns are the fourth-most by a Browns player in their first four seasons.
Kizer’s four rushing touchdowns are the most for a Browns quarterback since Brian Sipe had four in 1974.
SHARING THE LOAD
Avon Lake High School graduate Brian Mihalik didn’t make his third straight start at left tackle for the Lions but saw action in a rotation with Taylor Decker.
Decker, a first-round pick in 2016 out of Ohio State, made his season debut after offseason shoulder surgery. He got the start and rotated series with Mihalik.
“Yeah, I’m not going to talk about rotations, how we do it strategically. That’s strategic,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said after the game.
Mihalik was beaten by No. 1 pick Myles Garrett, who hurried Stafford on Collins’ interception, but got a bit of revenge by sealing off Garrett on the edge on a 19-yard sweep by Ameer Abdullah.
Garrett didn’t have a sack for the first time in his four games. He was penalized twice for jumping offside.
The Browns tried to trade for receiver Terrelle Pryor before the Oct. 31 deadline but were rebuffed by Washington, according to a Cleveland.com report.
Pryor played for the Browns at the end of 2015 and for all of last season, when he caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. He was an unrestricted free agent after the season and rejected the Browns’ offer, believed to be four years for $32.5 million with $10.5 million guaranteed. Kenny Britt took the same deal and signed with Cleveland.
Pryor wound up taking a one-year, $6 million deal with Washington. He’s had a disappointing season, starting two of eight games before Sunday with 20 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown.
Radio analyst Doug Dieken returned to the broadcast booth after missing the Vikings game in London on Oct. 29 because of an illness.
Dieken has been a member of the radio broadcast team since 1985, and has missed only two games. The other was against Tampa Bay in 1989.
Rookie defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (groin) was inactive after being limited in practice and listed as questionable on the injury report.
** The other inactives were healthy scratches: quarterback Kevin Hogan, cornerback Darius Hillary, receiver Kasen Williams, defensive tackle T.Y. McGill, tight end Matt Lengel and offensive lineman Marcus Martin.
** Inactive for the Lions were starting defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (back), starting right guard T.J. Lang (concussion) and ace special teamer and former Browns draft pick Don Carey (knee).
** Browns receiver Corey Coleman (broken right hand) will be eligible to come off injured reserve this week and play next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He returned to practice last week.
** Rookie cornerback Howard Wilson, a fourth-round pick, won’t be activated from the physically unable to perform list and will miss the entire season. He suffered a broken kneecap in the first rookie minicamp practice in May.