Browns top Lions 35-17 in final preseason game

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DETROIT — The Cleveland Browns won their final preseason game against the Detroit Lions Thursday night 35-17.

The Browns kicked off against the Lions at 7 p.m. Thursday with Baker Mayfield as the starting quarterback.

Mayfield made the first play of the game with a pass to tight end Devon Cajuste for 41 yards.

An 80-yard opening score drive resulted in running back Nick Chubb scoring a touchdown. The Browns led the Lions 7-0.

Placekicker Zane Gonzalez then kicked a 39-yard field goal.  The Browns led the Lions 10-0.

Running back Matthew Dayes ran a 42-yard touchdown.  The Browns maintained their lead against the Lions 17-0.

Defensive end Nate Orchard made a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown, bringing up the score 23-0.  The Browns then made a 2-point conversion, giving them a 25-0 lead against the Lions at halftime.

During the third quarter, the Detroit Lions put points on the board. Lions’ placekicker Ryan Santoso kicked a 46-yard field goal. The Browns still led 25-3.

Nearing the end of the third quarter, Gonzalez kicked a 45-yard field goal, maintaining their lead against the Lions 28-3.

In the beginning of the fourth quarter, Lions’ running back Dwayne Washington scored a touchdown raising the score 28-10.

Browns’ quarterback Brogan Roback then passed to wide receiver Blake Jackson for a 22-yard touchdown, raising the score 35-10.

The Lions scored their second touchdown of the night during the fourth quarter. Quarterback Jake Rudock passed to wide receiver Chris Lacey for the 4-yard touchdown. Placekicker Ryan Santoso then added the extra point, which made the score 35-17 and that stood up.

Many of the Browns players in Thursday night’s game were being evaluated for their place on the team; their jobs were literally on the line.

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