QB play, defense help Browns to preseason win Taylor and Mayfield combine

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry told cleveland.com that he has been lobbying his team to try to trade for his former teammate and good friend Odell Beckham Jr. While Tyrod Taylor holds the edge to start right now, Mayfield is making an excellent case to be Cleveland's starting quarterback when the regular season begins.

The second of those scampers - a 5-yard, red-zone dash on fourth-and-2 - set up Mayfield's 10-yard touchdown toss to David Njoku.

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9 - The Giants had nine possessions with five plays or fewer.

The game started off with a bang as the MetLife Stadium crowd was able to see the potential of rookie running back Saquon Barkley on the game's first carry.

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4 - The Browns gave up 4 rushing yards to Barkley after his opening run, proving that they could once again be of the league's premier run defenses this season. He also exited the game as the Browns' leading rusher, with 13 yards on 3 carries. With an improved offensive line in front of him, the dynamic running back out of Penn State could unleash a reign of terror on the National Football League starting in East Rutherford on Thursday.

5 - Tyrod Taylor was 5-for-5 for 99 yards and the aforementioned touchdown to Njoku before exiting. Rookie Antonio Callaway and third-year receiver Rashard Higgins are expected to get the first opportunities to fill that spot now.

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After one more three-and-out late in the first half, Mayfield got three second-half series that extended into early in the fourth quarter. Six were performed by Justin Vogel, the challenger. He had an average of 40.5 yards. Vogel's average was 43.7 yards per kick.

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