Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley electrify in their preseason debuts

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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.

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