The preseason can never be taken too seriously, but by all accounts, Mayfield had an exceptional debut on Thursday night against the New York Giants. Then he bounced it outside and gained the edge on flat-footed Browns CB Damarious Randall.
As for the Giants, the anticipation about No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley is already at a fever-pitch. 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 ideal passer rating (158.3).
Mostly notably, the additions of veterans Tyrod Taylor and Jarvis Landry. He also carried the ball three times for 13 yards. Spencer Drago was called for holding, though, setting up third-and-18. The drive included conversions on third and long and fourth and two.
Perhaps the most intriguing battle of Week 1 of the 2018 National Football League preseason, a matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants, should be quite fascinating.
It was all so familiar for Sooners fans and novel for Clevelanders. His play on the field was quite encouraging for the Browns as he completed all five of his pass attempts for 99 yards that included a 36-yard touchdown connection with tight end David Njoku.
Mayfield finished the night 11-of-20 passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns.
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