Baker Mayfield shines during his Browns debut


Baker Mayfield shines during his Browns debut

In two drives, Taylor went 5-of-5 for 99 yards, including a 36-yard TD down the seam to TE David Njoku (more on him shortly), for a flawless passer rating (158.3).

We're breaking down the key stats from the Browns' 20-10 preseason win over the Giants. The excitement began with the Browns' first snap, as Tyrod threw a handsome pass to Jarvis Landry up the left sideline, good for 31 yards.

The Browns have said they would consider trying to get Dez Bryant but got the impression that Bryant doesn't want to play for the Browns, according to ESPN. He finished the night 5-5 for 99 yards and a touchdown, sporting a 158.3 passer rating. The running game continued to struggle and there was a penalty, which the Browns behind the chains, but Baker stepped up in the pocket and converted a tough 3rd & 18. However, in his second series on the field, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku for a short touchdown pass. He then almost found controversial rookie Antonio Callaway, in the lineup only days after receiving a marijuana citation that he didn't immediately inform the Browns of, on a deep shot that Callaway couldn't locate.

Mayfield returned in the third quarter to spin additional magic, rolling to his right on a third-and-7 from his own 22 to find rookie Antonio Callaway along the sideline for 24 yards.

Saquon Barkley wasted no time in backing up all the hype he's generated this National Football League offseason. He also carried the ball three times for 13 yards. It definitely was Le'Veon Bell-esque. Barkley was pushed out of bounds after rushing for 39 yards. If the Giants can begin opening up running lanes between the tackles, it will be a long season for opposing defenses.