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

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"It was the first time going on the road with a new team, first time in the NFL".

It may have been the first preseason game, but that doesn't change the fact that at least some of the real gameplan made it into this one.

Mayfield returned in the third quarter to spin additional magic, rolling to his right on a third-and-7 from his own 22 to find rookie Antonio Callaway along the sideline for 24 yards.

Callaway, the Browns' fourth-round pick, played despite being cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.

Mayfield closed 11-of-20 for 212 yards with two scores on the night.

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After completing his first National Football League touchdown pass and throwing a strike on the run, Mayfield came up big once again.

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. Even though Taylor has heard time and time again from Jackson that he's the one come Week 1 when it counts, there probably was a sense he had to be beyond stellar to keep from cracking open the window for Mayfield.

On his first touch Thursday night - in his first-ever preseason game and on the first play - Barkley appeared to be stopped at the line of scrimmage, before juking several Cleveland defenders out of their shoes, finding an opening and running for a 39-yard gain.

Overall, it was a solid start to his professional career for Mayfield.

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