New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns

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Game Information
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 58,779

CLEVELAND (AP) After a brief, brutal and breathtaking NFL exhibition debut, Myles Garrett was asked what he didn't do well.

"Nothing," he said.

Finally, the beleaguered Browns may have something.

Garrett showed flashes of dominance in his first preseason game, and Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a late touchdown pass and the Browns rallied to beat New Orleans 20-14 on Thursday night while Saints stars Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson watched.

The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, Garrett had a tackle for loss and blazed off the edge to pressure Saints backup QB Garrett Grayson in the first half.

"I played my game," Garrett said. "I got to where I wanted to go, hustled hard and made the plays I'm supposed to make."

The Browns haven't solved their endless QB dilemma, but Garrett appears to be a long-term answer at defensive end.

"I thought he held his own," Browns coach Hue Jackson said. "I thought when he had an opportunity to rush, he rushed well. Thought there was a little pressure here and there, he made one play in the backfield."

Garrett vowed to "send a message" in his first preseason game as a pro, and he did just that in limited time. On one play, Garrett timed the snap perfectly and pushed past third-string tackle Khalif Barnes to hit Grayson.

"I could have got a sack, but it is what it is," Garrett said.

Kizer was the most impressive of Cleveland's three quarterbacks and completed a 45-yard TD pass to Jordan Payton with 1:52 left as the Browns rallied for their first preseason win in two seasons under Jackson.

Kizer finished 11 of 18 for 184 yards and had two long throws - the 45-yarder to Payton and 52-yarder to Richard Mullaney.

With his performance, Kizer may have closed the gap on Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler. The trio have been competing throughout training camp, but Jackson isn't ready to make one of them his starter.

"It's way too early," he said.

The Saints lost their 10th straight preseason game.

As expected, Brees didn't play and neither did Peterson, New Orleans' new addition who signed with the club as a free agent in April after 10 seasons in Minnesota.

Coach Sean Payton was disappointed with his team's overall effort.

"I'm sure we're going to have a lot of things to correct in that film," said Payton, who not address any injuries.

"There are a handful of things penalty-wise, kind of sloppy. There are some plays at the end that were foolish, some substitutions that were troubling."

And while New Orleans can count on the 38-year-old Brees to lead them, the Browns' QB search is still stalled.

Osweiler started and struggled during his four series, Cody Kessler didn't do much to help his cause and Kizer shook off a slow start, played the entire second half and showed off his strong arm.

Kizer said the game-winning play reminded him of his first win at Notre Dame.

"You let it go and you know you just put it right in the right spot, so that was a really cool experience there," he said.

SITTING OUT

Saints: Brees warmed up but spent the evening on the sideline wearing a baseball cap. He's expected to play at some point in the preseason as is Peterson, who stayed close to his QB during the first half. Rookie CB Marshon Lattimore, a first-round pick from Ohio State, injured his knee during practice this week and didn't play.

Browns: Pro Bowler Joe Thomas got the night off. He was replaced at left tackle by Cam Erving, who is battling Shon Coleman for the starting job on the right side. Erving, who failed miserably at center, was called for a false start and hold on consecutive plays to end Cleveland's first offensive possession.

NICE SNAG

Saints WR Tommylee Lewis made a diving catch for 32 yards and had 10 for 128 yards. Lewis is battling for a backup job.

ROOKIE WATCH:

Saints: With Mark Ingram also out, RB Alvin Kamara started. The third-round pick from Tennessee ripped off a 22-yard run and had 35 yards on four carries.

Browns: S Jabrill Peppers served as the initial kick returner. He ran back one for 27 yards, returned a punt for 13 and made a fair catch he immediately regretted. RB Matthew Dayes scored the game's first TD on a 1-yard plunge.

CHEERIO

Saints DE Alex Jenkins, an International Pathway Initiative player from England, had a sack in his debut. He's ineligible to be on the active roster, but will spend the entire season on the practice squad. "I dreamed of this moment for years," he said.

INJURIES:

Saints: QB Ryan Nassib was checked for a head injury in the fourth quarter, but came back for the final drive.

Browns: Starting S Ibraheim Campbell sustained a concussion on the second play from scrimmage.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Saints Browns
08:02 Wil Lutz 22 yd FG 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Saints Browns
05:22 Matthew Dayes 1 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick) 3 7
00:40 Wil Lutz 42 yd FG 6 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Saints Browns
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Saints Browns
14:57 Tommylee Lewis 2 yd pass from Ryan Nassib (Daniel Lasco II 2pt Rush) 14 7
12:19 Terrence Magee 1 yd run (failed 2pt Pass from DeShone Kizer) 14 13
01:58 Jordan Payton 45 yd pass from DeShone Kizer (Zane Gonzalez kick) 14 20

Team Stats
  New Orleans Cleveland
1st Downs 19 18
Total Yards 320 312
Passing 238 241
Passing Completions/Attempts 25-36 22-42
Yards/Pass 5.8 5.2
Rushing 82 71
Rushing Attempts 25 22
Yards/Rush 3.3 3.2
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles Lost 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 28:31 31:23

New Orleans Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Garrett Grayson 11 16 126 7.9 0 0
Ryan Nassib 10 14 110 7.9 1 0
Chase Daniel 4 6 27 4.5 0 0

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
DeShone Kizer 11 18 184 10.2 1 0
Cody Kessler 5 10 47 4.7 0 0
Brock Osweiler 6 14 42 3.0 0 0

New Orleans Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Alvin Kamara 4 35 8.8 0 22
Daniel Lasco II 7 24 3.4 0 14
Travaris Cadet 6 13 2.2 0 5
Darius Victor 5 13 2.6 0 8
Trey Edmunds 2 4 2.0 0 7
Tommylee Lewis 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Isaiah Crowell 6 15 2.5 0 7
Terrence Magee 4 15 3.8 1 6
DeShone Kizer 3 12 4.0 0 7
Brock Osweiler 1 10 10.0 0 10
Matthew Dayes 3 9 3.0 1 6
Cody Kessler 1 5 5.0 0 5
Brandon Wilds 1 5 5.0 0 5
Duke Johnson Jr. 1 5 5.0 0 5
Corey Coleman 1 4 4.0 0 4
Rannell Hall 1 -9 -9.0 0 -9

New Orleans Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Tommylee Lewis 10 124 12.4 1 32
Jake Lampman 2 33 16.5 0 17
Brandon Coleman 3 23 7.7 0 14
Clay Harbor 2 22 11.0 0 19
Michael Thomas 2 17 8.5 0 10
Garrett Griffin 1 12 12.0 0 12
Travaris Cadet 1 11 11.0 0 11
Michael Hoomanawanui 1 9 9.0 0 9
Darius Victor 1 8 8.0 0 8
Daniel Lasco II 1 3 3.0 0 3
Josh Hill 1 1 1.0 0 1

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Richard Mullaney 2 70 35.0 0 52
Jordan Payton 1 45 45.0 1 45
Josh Boyce 2 35 17.5 0 31
Rannell Hall 2 34 17.0 0 22
Randall Telfer 2 15 7.5 0 11
Seth DeValve 2 14 7.0 0 8
Corey Coleman 2 11 5.5 0 9
Ricardo Louis 1 10 10.0 0 10
Jordan Leslie 2 9 4.5 0 7
Isaiah Crowell 1 9 9.0 0 9
Duke Johnson Jr. 1 9 9.0 0 9
Matthew Dayes 3 8 2.7 0 3
Kenny Britt 1 4 4.0 0 4

New Orleans Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
P.J. Williams 6 0 0 0
David Onyemata 4 1 0 0
Stephone Anthony 3 0 1 10
Rafael Bush 3 0 0 0
Chris Banjo 2 0 0 0
Erik Harris 2 0 0 0
Sterling Moore 2 0 0 0
Kenny Vaccaro 2 0 0 0
Mitchell Loewen 1 1 1.5 13
Alex Jenkins 1 0 1 5
Alex Anzalone 1 2 0 0
Adam Bighill 1 0 0 0
Ken Crawley 1 2 0 0
Obum Gwacham 1 1 0 0
De'Vante Harris 1 0 0 0
Michael Mauti 1 0 0 0
Sheldon Rankins 1 0 0 0
Damian Swann 1 0 0 0
Manti Te'o 1 1 0 0
Marcus Williams 1 1 0 0
Al-Quadin Muhammad 0 2 0.5 3
Vonn Bell 0 1 0 0
Taveze Calhoun 0 0 0 0
Garrett Griffin 0 0 0 0
Nate Stupar 0 2 0 0
Robenson Therezie 0 0 0 0

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Kenneth Olugbode 4 1 0 0
Trevon Coley 3 1 1 0
Briean Boddy-Calhoun 3 1 0 0
Trey Caldwell 3 0 0 0
Jamie Collins Sr. 3 0 0 0
Justin Currie 3 0 0 0
Derrick Kindred 3 0 0 0
Joe Schobert 2 0 1 7
Darius Hillary 2 0 0 0
Deon King 2 0 0 0
Christian Kirksey 2 1 0 0
Kai Nacua 2 0 0 0
Karter Schult 2 1 0 0
Ladell Fleming 1 0 1 7
Tyrone Holmes 1 1 1 5
Dominique Alexander 1 1 0 0
B.J. Bello 1 0 0 0
Tank Carder 1 0 0 0
Xavier Cooper 1 0 0 0
Myles Garrett 1 0 0 0
Joe Haden 1 1 0 0
Charley Hughlett 1 0 0 0
Najee Murray 1 0 0 0
Jamar Taylor 1 0 0 0
Jamie Meder 0 1 0.5 3
Nate Orchard 0 2 0.5 3
James Burgess 0 1 0 0
J.D. Harmon 0 1 0 0
Jason McCourty 0 1 0 0
Larry Ogunjobi 0 1 0 0
Calvin Pryor 0 1 0 0

New Orleans Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

New Orleans Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jake Lampman 1 17 17.0 0 17

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jabrill Peppers 1 27 27.0 0 27
Mario Alford 1 19 19.0 0 19

New Orleans Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Alvin Kamara 1 11 11.0 0 11
Tommylee Lewis 2 8 4.0 0 7

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jabrill Peppers 1 13 13.0 0 13
Mario Alford 1 7 7.0 0 7

New Orleans Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Wil Lutz 2 2 100.0 42

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
No kicking stats.

New Orleans Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Thomas Morstead 6 288 52

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Britton Colquitt 7 289 51