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By the numbers: Josh Gordon shines in preseason debut, but Browns fall to Buccaneers

TAMPA — Despite a spirited week of practice, the Browns were unable to leave Tampa Bay on Friday with their first preseason victory. Instead, Buccaneers defeated Cleveland, 30-13, at Raymond James Stadium in what was an overall rough night.[



Still, we're breaking down the numbers — the good and the bad — from the shores of the Gulf Coast.

43.5 — In his preseason debut, wide receiver Josh Gordon looked like his Pro Bowl self, catching two passes for 88 yards and a touchdown.

60 — Taylor Gabriel led the Browns in receptions with six catches, amassing 60 yards.  

8 — In what was an unexpectedly disappointing display, the Browns surrendered eight sacks, five which dropped starting quarterback Robert Griffin to the ground. Against that backdrop, Cleveland totaled 163 yards of offense in the first half after an impressive display against the Falcons last week.

4 — Though the Browns secondary had a rough Friday night, it notched four pass breakups from Jamar Taylor, Justin Gilbert, Charles Gaines and Eric Patterson.

15 — Starters in linebacker Demario Davis, Christian Kirksey and Ibraheim Campbell combined for 15 tackles in the first half. Davis also recorded a tackle-for-loss.

1 — Cleveland's defense has stressed forcing turnovers, and they notched one takeaway against the Buccaneers when Danny Shelton forced a fumble that was recovered by Gaines in the third quarter.

305 — Led by quarterback Jameis Winston, the Buccaneers amassed 305 total yards by halftime, including more than 200 that came from the pass game.

125.3 — Speaking of Winston, the second-year quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner completed 16-of-25 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, earning him a quarterback rating of 125.3.

The Browns take on the Buccaneers in Tampa for the third preseason game.

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