DETROIT (AP) – It looked like just another Saturday afternoon in Michigan for Braylon Edwards.

The former Wolverines star leaped over a defender for a go-ahead 7-yard touchdown reception with 54 seconds left, lifting the Cleveland Browns to a 21-13 victory over the Detroit Lions in Edwards’ professional debut.

On fourth-and-7, Charlie Frye lofted a pass to Edwards in the corner of the end zone and the No. 3 pick in the draft outjumped Michael Echols, caught the ball and got both feet in bounds.

Michael Jameson made an interception to seal the victory for the Browns (2-0) and later, Jameson snatched a lateral out of the air with no time left and scored a TD from midfield.

Cleveland’s Sherrod Coates forced and recovered Howard Jackson’s fumble at midfield with 3:13 left to give the Browns a chance to come back.

Before the rally, Jeff Garcia showed the Browns why they might have been wise to get rid of him, and why Detroit (0-2) probably hopes Joey Harrington stays healthy. Garcia threw two interceptions and a TD, finishing 9-of-15 for 99 yards.

Garcia’s first interception came on an up-for-grabs heave toward the end zone, and his second was behind his intended target, just outside of the goal line.

Charles Rogers made a twisting, over-the-shoulder, 29-yard TD catch on Garcia’s second of three drives to give Detroit a 10-7 lead.

The Browns released Garcia in February, ending his one-year stint after signing a four-year deal worth $25 million. In 10 starts for the Cleveland, Garcia threw 10 TDs and nine interceptions. He signed a one-year, $2 million contract in Detroit, reuniting him with Steve Mariucci, who helped him develop into a Pro Bowl quarterback in San Francisco.

Harrington was efficient for the second straight week, completing 5 of 6 passes for 46 yards, but didn’t throw a TD pass. He led a 76-yard drive in the first quarter that ended with Jason Hanson’s 22-yard field goal.

Three plays later, Trent Dilfer threw a perfect pass to Antonio Bryant, who beat Dre Bly and scored a 51-yard TD to give Cleveland a 7-3 lead. Dilfer was 9-of-13 for 136 yards, and Bryant caught three passes for 78 yards.

Edwards had to wait until the last drive of the first half to get in the game. He was in uniform, but did not play last week shortly after ending a two-week holdout.

In his hometown and 45 miles from his college, Edwards looked like he couldn’t wait to get in the game.

He had his helmet on during the first series, didn’t have it on for the second or third, then had it back on for the fourth as he ran in place and bobbed his head on the sideline behind the coaching staff. Finally, he got into the game on Cleveland’s fifth possession but didn’t have a pass thrown to him.

On Cleveland’s first drive after halftime, Edwards caught a 2-yard pass for a first down and drew some applause. He finished with three receptions for 14 yards.

Cleveland’s secondary took another hit when starting cornerback Gary Baxter left the game with a concussion. The Browns started the game with three defensive backs inactive: Daylon McCutcheon (migraine headaches), Brodney Pool (concussion) and Michael Lehan (leg injury).


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