Washington Football Team vs. Cleveland Browns

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10
CLE
30
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CLE 71001330

Game Information
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 67,431

CLEVELAND (AP) Baker Mayfield was almost perfect. Odell Beckham Jr. didn't lend him a hand.

Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to end his only series, Beckham never put on his new orange helmet, and the Cleveland Browns gave a brief preview of their offensive firepower during a 30-10 win over the Washington Redskins in an exhibition opener Thursday night.

Mayfield picked up where he left off following his "dangerous" rookie season, firing a 24-yard TD pass to Rashard Higgins as the Browns went no-huddle and drove 89 yards in just 2:13 to open the game.

"That's what they were supposed to do," Browns first-year coach Freddie Kitchens said after his debut. "They're supposed to get completions, big, chunk plays. And I thought we did a good job outside, inside, everywhere. It was a real nice first drive."

They did it while Beckham, the Browns' major offseason acquisition in a trade from the New York Giants, was kept on the sideline along with Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry by Kitchens.

"Yeah, I didn't think it was worth the risk," he said. "They've been trying to fight through a couple things, minor things, nothing to write home about, per se. But no reason (to play them). I mean, why?"

Mayfield didn't need his top targets. He misfired on his first pass, but was otherwise flawless, going 5 of 6 for 77 yards and a perfect 158.3 rating before turning Cleveland's offense over to backup Drew Stanton.

"It's great," Mayfield said. "I always say, next man up, and we have to have that mentality. Whoever is in there has got to have success and got to be able to play. And just having those guys out there and doing well that first drive means a lot."

While the Browns' quarterback situation is finally settled, the Redskins' is, well, incomplete.

Case Keenum, in a three-way competition with Colt McCoy and rookie Dwayne Haskins, started and threw a 46-yard TD pass - thanks to a miscommunication by Cleveland's defense - to receiver Robert Davis in the first quarter. He finished 4 of 9 for 60 yards.

McCoy was kept out, still recovering from surgery after breaking his right leg last season.

Haskins, who set numerous passing records during one season as Ohio State's starter, completed a 27-yard pass on his first attempt. However, he badly underthrew a pass in the second quarter and was picked off by rookie linebacker Mack Wilson, who returned it 40 yards to give the Browns a 14-7 lead.

Haskins threw a second pick later in the half. He completed 8 of 14 passes for 117 yards.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden didn't give any hints about his pecking order, but spoke mostly about Haskins, the team's first-round pick.

"There were moments that he looked pretty good, but there were a couple throws he'd like to have back," Gruden said. "Your first game in the NFL, not everything is going to go perfect."

HAIL SONNY

Hall of Fame quarterback and longtime announcer Sonny Jurgensen is abruptly retiring from broadcasting. The 84-year-old released a statement in which he thanked Washington fans "for being so generous to me and our teams, we owe it all to you."

Jurgensen passed for 32,224 yards and 255 touchdowns in 18 seasons for the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. He retired from playing after the 1974 season.

LATE RETURN

Browns rookie Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi returned a punt 86 yards for a TD in the final minutes. He was mobbed in the end zone as Cleveland's sideline poured onto the field to celebrate.

STEPPING UP

Higgins took advantage of Beckham and Landry not playing and had a big night, catching five passes for 98 yards - all in the first half.

UP FRONT

Pro Bowl DE Myles Garrett, who has been unstoppable in camp, forced Redskins tackle Geron Christian Sr. to grab his jersey or Keenum would have been sacked. Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi were the only starters on Cleveland's line to play as Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson sat out.

SLOPPY SKINS

Washington was called for four holding penalties on its opening drive; three were declined. The Redskins were called for seven infractions.

PICK-6

A fifth-round pick from Alabama, Wilson has shown a nose for the ball in camp. On Wednesday night, he told Sione Takitaki he'd pick off two passes and return one for a TD.

"It's crazy," he said. "Me and Taki were sitting in the room last night looking over plays as usual. I was like, `Taki, I'm going to catch two interceptions tomorrow. I'm going to crib one and I might just catch one. `"

INJURIES

Redskins: Starting MLB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) was hurt in the first quarter and did not return.

Browns: OL Kyle Kalis left with a concussion in the second quarter. He's been competing for the starting job at right guard. Cleveland has had a rash of head injuries, with four others sidelined by them. ... Starting LB Joe Schobert missed the game for personal reasons.

NEXT UP:

Redskins: Host the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 15.

Browns: Practice for two days in Indianapolis with the Colts before playing them on Aug. 17.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Football Team Browns
12:47 Rashard Higgins 24 yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Greg Joseph kick) 0 7
07:23 Robert Davis 46 yd pass from Case Keenum (Dustin Hopkins kick) 7 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Football Team Browns
10:53 Mack Wilson 40 yd interception return (Austin Seibert kick) 7 14
04:55 Greg Joseph 43 yd FG 7 17

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Football Team Browns
08:21 Dustin Hopkins 35 yd FG 10 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Football Team Browns
04:19 D.J. Montgomery 12 yd pass from David Blough (Austin Seibert kick) 10 24
03:05 Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi 86 yd punt return (missed kick) 10 30

Team Stats
  Washington Cleveland
1st Downs 12 23
Total Yards 271 417
Passing 189 327
Passing Completions/Attempts 18-34 26-43
Yards/Pass 5.1 7.3
Rushing 82 90
Rushing Attempts 27 23
Yards/Rush 3.0 3.9
Turnovers 4 2
Fumbles Lost 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Possession 29:50 30:10

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Dwayne Haskins Jr. 8 14 117 8.4 0 2
Case Keenum 4 9 60 6.7 1 0
Josh Woodrum 6 11 44 4.0 0 1

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Garrett Gilbert 14 22 135 6.1 0 0
Baker Mayfield 5 6 77 12.8 1 0
Drew Stanton 3 8 63 7.9 0 0
David Blough 4 7 59 8.4 1 0

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Craig Reynolds 9 21 2.3 0 8
Byron Marshall 5 17 3.4 0 13
Dwayne Haskins Jr. 2 17 8.5 0 9
Samaje Perine 6 13 2.2 0 7
Case Keenum 1 10 10.0 0 10
Shaun Wilson 4 4 1.0 0 8

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
D'Ernest Johnson 5 23 4.6 0 11
Dontrell Hilliard 9 19 2.1 0 7
Trayone Gray 2 16 8.0 0 12
David Blough 2 12 6.0 0 11
Nick Chubb 1 12 12.0 0 12
A.J. Ouellette 3 5 1.7 0 4
Garrett Gilbert 1 3 3.0 0 3

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Darvin Kidsy 5 86 17.2 0 32
Robert Davis 1 46 46.0 1 46
Kelvin Harmon 2 17 8.5 0 9
Matt Flanagan 1 15 15.0 0 15
Shaun Wilson 1 12 12.0 0 12
Steven Sims Jr. 1 9 9.0 0 9
Trey Quinn 1 8 8.0 0 8
J.P. Holtz 1 6 6.0 0 6
T.J. Rahming 1 6 6.0 0 6
Cam Sims 1 6 6.0 0 6
Craig Reynolds 1 5 5.0 0 5
Jehu Chesson 1 4 4.0 0 4
Samaje Perine 1 1 1.0 0 1

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Rashard Higgins 5 98 19.6 1 38
D.J. Montgomery 2 47 23.5 1 35
Antonio Callaway 3 42 14.0 0 19
Ishmael Hyman 4 39 9.8 0 13
Dontrell Hilliard 3 34 11.3 0 14
Jaelen Strong 2 27 13.5 0 16
Nick Chubb 1 14 14.0 0 14
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi 2 12 6.0 0 6
Derrick Willies 1 8 8.0 0 8
Pharaoh Brown 1 8 8.0 0 8
Dorian Baker 1 6 6.0 0 6
Orson Charles 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jimmy Moreland 5 1 0 0
Jeremy Reaves 5 1 0 0
Ryan Bee 4 1 1 5
Deshazor Everett 3 1 0 0
Cole Holcomb 3 1 0 0
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 3 0 0 0
D.J. White 3 0 0 0
Troy Apke 2 1 0 0
Marquis Flowers 2 2 0 0
Deion Harris 2 1 0 0
Ryan Anderson 1 1 0.5 1
Josh Harvey-Clemons 1 1 0 0
Ashton Lampkin 1 0 0 0
JoJo McIntosh 1 1 0 0
Fabian Moreau 1 1 0 0
Tim Settle 1 1 0 0
Jonathan Bonner 0 1 0.5 1
Andrew Ankrah 0 1 0 0
B.J. Blunt 0 1 0 0
Jehu Chesson 0 0 0 0
Robert Davis 0 0 0 0
Matt Flanagan 0 0 0 0
Kelvin Harmon 0 0 0 0
Myles Humphrey 0 0 0 0
Austin Maloata 0 1 0 0
Byron Marshall 0 0 0 0
Cassanova McKinzy 0 0 0 0
Cam Sims 0 0 0 0
Marcus Smith 0 1 0 0
Jojo Wicker 0 1 0 0

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Devaroe Lawrence 3 0 1 11
Sheldrick Redwine 3 1 0 0
Jermaine Whitehead 3 0 0 0
Mack Wilson 3 0 0 0
Juston Burris 2 0 1 13
Tigie Sankoh 2 1 1 8
Morgan Burnett 2 0 0 0
J.T. Hassell 2 2 0 0
Eric Murray 2 1 0 0
Wyatt Ray 2 2 0 0
Sione Takitaki 2 2 0 0
Greedy Williams 2 0 0 0
Trevon Coley 1 0 0 0
Carl Davis 1 2 0 0
Jhavonte Dean 1 0 0 0
Phillip Gaines 1 0 0 0
Myles Garrett 1 0 0 0
Willie Harvey 1 0 0 0
Robert Jackson 1 1 0 0
Christian Kirksey 1 0 0 0
Donnie Lewis Jr. 1 0 0 0
Terrance Mitchell 1 0 0 0
Lenzy Pipkins 1 0 0 0
Damarious Randall 1 0 0 0
Chad Thomas 1 0 0 0
Pharaoh Brown 0 0 0 0
D'Ernest Johnson 0 0 0 0
Tracy Sprinkle 0 1 0 0
Drew Stanton 0 0 0 0
Bryan Witzmann 0 0 0 0
Anthony Zettel 0 1 0 0

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Mack Wilson 2 40 1
Greedy Williams 1 4 0

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Byron Marshall 3 51 17.0 0 23
Shaun Wilson 1 15 15.0 0 15

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dontrell Hilliard 1 17 17.0 0 17

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Shaun Wilson 1 8 8.0 0 8

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi 1 86 86.0 1 86
Dontrell Hilliard 2 17 8.5 0 9
D'Ernest Johnson 1 12 12.0 0 12

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dustin Hopkins 1 1 100.0 35

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Greg Joseph 1 1 100.0 43

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 6 309 56

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Britton Colquitt 2 95 50
Jamie Gillan 2 84 42