Others felt that the play from the four yard line at the end of the first half was what cost the Browns the game.
The Browns scored the first two touchdowns of the second half, giving Cleveland a second-half lead.
Nevin Lawson returned a Cleveland fumble 44 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Crowell had 90 rushing yards and a touchdown, Duke Johnson added 54, and Kizer had 57, including his fourth rushing touchdown of the season.
This interception by Cleveland outside linebacker Jamie Collins was only his first of the year and sixth of his career.
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.
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 12: Quandre Diggs #28 of the Detroit Lions hits quarterback DeShone Kizer #7 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Ford Field on November 12, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. As a result, Zane Gonzalez had to kick a field goal.
After Abdullah sprung a 19-yard burst on the first play of the drive, fellow rusher Theo Riddick ran for 10 yards, and then, caught a seven-yard throw from Stafford. Lawson scooped up the ball and raced down the sideline with 3:55 left in the half.
Cleveland had the ball on the Detroit 2, trailing 17-10 with 15 seconds left and no timeouts.
Decker has been out all season because of a shoulder injury. Defensive end Cornelius Washington recorded two sacks in the contest. Decker tore his right labrum in June.
Kizer was forced out of Sunday's game against the Lions after taking a hard shot to the ribs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. They were allowing 25 a game before facing the Lions and had held the Steelers, a top-10 offensive team, to 21 in the season opener. Kizer appeared to change the call at the line, but his quarterback sneak was swarmed for no gain.