Baker Mayfield of Cleveland Browns says preseason debut performance 'not so bad'

Baker Mayfield of Cleveland Browns says preseason debut performance 'not so bad'

He would be.We've had talks", he said with a smile, "but at the end of the day, I want him to be happy.

The Giants went on to kick a 42-yard field goal, putting them ahead 3-0 after twelve minutes into the first quarter.

Mayfield threw two touchdowns in two-plus quarters and Barkley ripped off a dazzling 39-yard run on the opening play from scrimmage as the Browns beat the Giants 20-10 on Thursday night.

87 - Number of receiving yards rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway had on four catches.

"I loved his first run", Giants coach Pat Shurmur said of the Penn State halfback. "This was his first opportunity and he'll grow from it". It came three plays after C.J. Board fumbled a punt return and Zak DeOssie recovered at the Browns 16.

PFF's ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player, on every play of the game. He then almost found controversial rookie Antonio Callaway, in the lineup only days after receiving a marijuana citation that he didn't immediately inform the Browns of, on a deep shot that Callaway couldn't locate. Police also found bullets and a gun part in his vehicle this week.

Beckham, who is entering the last season of his rookie deal, has been seeking a contract extension from the Giants. The Browns may not need him. But the argument against Barkley was that the Giants should have used their rare top pick on a quarterback to replace 37-year-old Eli Manning.

The run game was nothing to really write home about, but the quarterbacks looked as advertised. Overall, his offensive line didn't help him out much, but his patience and ability to bounce the ball outside led Barkley to finish with 43 yards on five carries.

Davis Webb struggled tremendously with accuracy throughout the night, completing just 41 percent of his passes and failing to connect on anything down the field.