Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley electrify in their preseason debuts

NFL preseason odds

3 - The Browns' top two quarterbacks - Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield - combined for three touchdown passes. This marked the first time in National Football League history in the United States that fans were able to bet on a game while actually at the game. The drive included conversions on third and long and fourth and two. 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 also have said they would consider veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant, but a source tells ESPN's Anderson there is an impression that Bryant is not seriously interested in playing for the Browns.

5 - Tyrod Taylor was 5-for-5 for 99 yards and the aforementioned touchdown to Njoku before exiting.

Again, it was the second drive for the Browns quarterback that left us impressed most. He converted another third down with his legs, then a 4th & 2 in the red zone by scrambling.

Rashard Higgins and rookie Antonio Callaway will compete for Coleman's spot.

On his first touch Thursday night - in his first-ever preseason game and on the first play - Barkley appeared to be stopped at the line of scrimmage, before juking several Cleveland defenders out of their shoes, finding an opening and running for a 39-yard gain.

Mayfield closed 11-of-20 for 212 yards with two scores on the night.

50 - The Browns, who expect to run the ball quite a bit in Todd Haley's offense, only had 50 yards rushing on 33 carries.

The Giants decision to take running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick in the draft will be debated for years. It definitely was Le'Veon Bell-esque.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Everton fans reach on Twitter to brilliant deadline day
The La Liga champions confirmed Mina's move for a fee of around £27 million, saying they had an option to buy him back. I know about Everton's players and I look forward to being able to play with my new team.

NFL players kneel, raise fists or sit out National Anthem
The NFL issued a statement Thursday night saying they will continue to play the anthem before games. Jenkins met with Reverend Jesse Jackson when Jackson visited the team this week.

Mauricio Pochettino backs Tottenham to improve despite lack of signings
The Argentine added: "We have a very good squad, we have very good players and it is not easy to add players that improve that".

Southampton miss out on Danny Welbeck signing due to wage demands
Something in my guts tells me that Arsenal will just nick this one. Burgess also gave an insight to how Emery operates as a manager. Goalie Bernd Leno has joined the club from Bayer Leverkusen.

Sweep of Yankees shows Red Sox can do 'damage,' too
For the Boston Red Sox , they just need to continue doing what they have done since April, which is winning baseball games. As SNY warns, "The time is now for the Yankees to make their push, especially with a tougher September in the future.

Other news