Derek Anderson looked worthy of being a No. 1 quarterback.
Rookie Matthew Stafford hardly looked like a No. 1 pick.
Anderson led Cleveland to its first offensive touchdown in seven games and stayed tight with Brady Quinn in their too-close-to-call quarterback competition, helping the Browns beat Stafford and the Detroit Lions 27-10 in their home exhibition opener Saturday night in Cleveland.
"I thought things went well," said Anderson, who got the start after coming off the bench at Green Bay last week. "I played all right. I made some good throws and a couple I wish I could have back. It was an opportunity and I was happy to go out there and play well while I was in."
Anderson started with the first team and finished 8-of-13 for 130 yards with one interception.
Quinn came in during the second quarter and was sacked on his first play. He went only 3-of-5 for 29 yards.
Stafford, selected first by Detroit in April's draft, threw an interception on Detroit's first play and went 5-of-13 for 34 yards. He also overthrew a wide-open Adam Jennings for a potential TD in the first half.