BEREA, Ohio (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants in a preseason game at FirstEnergy stadium that kicked off at 1 today.
They started off their home preseason game with a touchdown in the first quarter; Case Keenum passed short left to KhaDarel Hodge for 7 yards.
The New York Giants tied up today’s game in the first quarter with a 1-yard touchdown by Devontae Booker.
Following halftime, the Browns and Giants are still tied 7-7. But, the Browns were shortly able to score a touchdown, making the score 14-7. Going into the fourth quarter, the score remained the same. But at about the 7-minute mark the Giants came back, making the score 14-13. But then the Browns got a field goal.
The game ended with a final score of 17-13, with very few Cleveland Browns star players actually playing.
The Browns and Giants held joint practices earlier in the week in Berea ahead of today’s game. The starters, including quarterback Baker Mayfield, got plenty of repetitions in those practices to warrant the first team offense and defense to be spectators in the actual game.
“It is really good when we are able to do a 2-minute situation like we did yesterday and some third down emphasis. Other than that, it is more so about doing our job and running through our plays against different looks that we are seeing,” said quarterback Baker Mayfield last week. “You try and make these practices as game-like as possible just for those certain situations. It is vital for us in our growth in this offense and defense, as well.”
The Browns will travel to Atlanta for the third and final preseason game of the year next Sunday. Stefanski said he will treat that game more like a game week, and perhaps, the starters will finally get some playing time.