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By the Numbers

By the numbers: QB play, defense help Browns to preseason win

We’re breaking down the key stats from the Browns’ 20-10 preseason win over the Giants.

3 — The Browns’ top two quarterbacks — Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield — combined for three touchdown passes. Mayfield had two.

2 — Second-year tight end David Njoku caught two first-quarter touchdown passes — one from each quarterback. Njoku caught a seam route from Taylor for the first touchdown and was the beneficiary of Mayfield extending a play from 10 yards out.

9 — The Giants had nine possessions with five plays or fewer. After giving up a 39-yard run to rookie running back Saquon Barkley on the game’s opening play, the Browns defense was stout.

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.

50 — The Browns, who expect to run the ball quite a bit in Todd Haley’s offense, only had 50 yards rushing on 33 carries. The offensive line was shuffled in training camp and wasn’t effective in the run game Thursday night.

5 — Tyrod Taylor was 5-for-5 for 99 yards and the aforementioned touchdown to Njoku before exiting.

87 — Number of receiving yards rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway had on four catches. He hauled in a quick slant from Mayfield that he took 54 yards to the end zone to extend the Browns’ lead in the second half.

10 — Punts by the Browns. Four were from Britton Colquitt, the incumbent in the Cleveland punting battle. He had an average of 40.5 yards. Six were performed by Justin Vogel, the challenger. Vogel’s average was 43.7 yards per kick.

141 — Number of penalty yards the Browns had on 13 penalties, including two for taunting.

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