Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield Impress in Browns Debut

Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield Impress in Browns Debut

National Football League fans attending the New York Giants' preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night had the opportunity to place a legal wager on the game from inside the stadium. The Giants defense surrendered just 1.5 yards per attempt on 33 rushes for the night.

3 - The Browns' top two quarterbacks - Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield - combined for three touchdown passes. Baker Mayfield finished the night 11-20 for 212 yards, 2 touchdowns, 125.4 passer rating. "It was the first time going on the road with a new team, first time in the NFL". He appeared finished by the second quarter; he had four total carries for 43 yards.

5 - Tyrod Taylor was 5-for-5 for 99 yards and the aforementioned touchdown to Njoku before exiting. It started with him throwing a lovely back shoulder pass to Rashard Higgins.

CALLAWAY: The troubled fourth-round pick played despite being cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. Spencer Drago was called for holding, though, setting up third-and-18. The drive included conversions on third and long and fourth and two.

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The Toffees lured two more of the Catalan club's players to Goodison Park on permanent and loan deals respectively on Thursday. Bernard , a 25-year-old capped 14 times by Brazil , was a free agent after his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expired.

It was all so familiar for Sooners fans and novel for Clevelanders. The highlights, easily, both went to Callaway - a 24-yard sideline strike with Mayfield rolling to his right on third-and-7, and a 54-yard catch-and-run touchdown off a quick slant to punctuate both rookies' nights.

Drops were a consistent theme throughout the game regardless of who was at quarterback, with the Giants pass-catchers failing to take advantage when they did receive an on-target throw.

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But Cleveland couldn't have been more pleased with Mayfield, who intermixed his big-play penchant with mostly sound decision making, all while bringing the energy and leadership skills that have defined his rise from former walk-on to Heisman to the man who's tasked with restoring the NFL's most hopeless franchise. Perhaps he's exclusively intending to compliment his new starting quarterback and express confidence in him as he leads a franchise that has only won one game over the past two seasons.

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