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Baker Mayfield's First TD Ball Thrown Back By Giants Fan

11 August, 2018, 11:44 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Tyrod Taylor Browns'have a ton of playmakers on offense

The Cleveland Browns will open their preseason against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium Thursday night.

As for the Giants, the anticipation about No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley is already at a fever-pitch. He also carried the ball three times for 13 yards. It was impressive to see Mayfield patiently roll through his progressions - eyes scanning the field - before finding the massive-bodied tight end near the back of the end zone. Mayfield hit fourth-round pick Antonio Callaway over the middle for a 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The drive included conversions on third and long and fourth and two.

Mayfield finished a stellar evening 11-of-20 for 212 yards and two touchdowns.


Barkley had four more carries, which only resulted in four yards gained, after his big play. That's unlikely, as Hue Jackson and John Dorsey have up until now been steadfast in the support of the starter, Taylor, who couldn't have been more efficient in his own Browns debut.

The Browns' first official game of the regular season takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Mayfield's National Football League debut got off to a rocky start after some conservative play-calling.

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