Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Game Information
Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 51,349

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) DeShone Kizer has yet to be named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns' regular-season opener on Sept. 10.

But he may have taken a step closer in a 13-9 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

The rookie quarterback didn't throw any touchdown passes in his first start and completed only 6 of 18 passes for 93 yards and an interception.

"His numbers weren't what I would like or what he would like, but I thought he moved the team, made some plays," coach Hue Jackson said.

After playing the entire first half, Kizer took part of the blame for the Browns' failure to get in the end zone.

"With our defense playing as well as they have the last three games, it's our duty as an offense to make sure we turn those short fields and turnovers into points," he said. "We got down in the red zone twice. A field goal on one and a fumble on the other is unacceptable."

Kevin Hogan's 5-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie with 1:53 left gave the Browns (3-0) the win. The 87-yard touchdown drive was aided by two unnecessary roughness penalties against Bucs rookie Justin Evans.

While falling short of selecting Kizer as his QB for the opener against Pittsburgh, Jackson had said the rookie did not hurt his chances against the Bucs.

"He did not fall flat on his face, and he did some things better than I expected," Jackson said.

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston played 2 1/2 quarters, completing 17 of 27 passes for 200 yards and one interception.

Kizer drove the Browns to a field goal on their first possession, completing third down passes of 13 yards to Kenny Britt and 32 yards to Corey Coleman. Cody Parkey's 38-yard field goal made it 3-0 in the first quarter.

Nick Folk kicked a field goal on the final play of the first half to pull the Bucs even at 3-3. It came at the end of a nine-play, 53-yard drive in the final 1:17 of the half highlighted by Winston's completions of 17 yards to Cameron Brate and 16 yards to rookie Chris Godwin.

Folk's 42-yard field goal, set up by Winston's 25-yard completion to Bernard Reedy, put the Bucs up 6-3 midway through the third quarter. Folk added a 43-yard field goal early in the fourth, but the Bucs (1-2) failed to score a touchdown.

"We sputtered. We moved the ball but we've got to finish," offensive tackle Donovan Smith said. "We can't beat ourselves like we did today. We've got to finish when we're in the red zone and come out with six."

Cody Kessler played the third quarter at quarterback for the Browns and Hogan played the fourth, leading a 10-play, 59-yard drive that resulted in Parkey's 47-yard field goal with 5:14 remaining.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

About 30 Browns stood arm-to-arm in a line during the national anthem before the game. This was five days after a home preseason game against the New York Giants when more than a dozen Browns players formed a circle and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem.

That protest was the largest so far in a social-consciousness movement started last season by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who became a polarizing figure for kneeling during the anthem and is currently out of the NFL.

"I kept my eyes forward and sang the national anthem," Jackson said. "I just knew that our guys would handle everything respectfully. You're not talking about anybody kneeling, so I would think that's an improvement."

BROWN ADDRESSES BROWNS

Hall of Famer Jim Brown addressed the team before the game.

"He gave us another great speech that left for us to be motivated and to understand our responsibilities off the field as well as on the field," Kizer said.

ROOKIE WATCH

Browns: S Jabrill Peppers ended Tampa Bay's first drive with an interception near the goal line and a 23-yard return. ... No. 1 overall pick DE Myles Garrett had a good first half before getting called for an offside penalty that started the Bucs' first scoring drive.

Bucs: Godwin had four receptions for 56 yards. ... TE O.J. Howard had two catches for 15 yards.

INJURIES

Browns: FB Danny Vitale left the game with an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return.

Bucs: WR Adam Humphries sustained a hip injury in the second quarter and did not return. ... DL DaVonte Lambert left the game in the third quarter with a wrist injury.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
04:52 Cody Parkey 38 yd FG 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
00:00 Nick Folk 31 yd FG 3 3

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
06:57 Nick Folk 42 yd FG 3 6

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
09:06 Nick Folk 43 yd FG 3 9
05:14 Cody Parkey 47 yd FG 6 9
01:53 Jordan Leslie 5 yd pass from Kevin Hogan (Zane Gonzalez kick) 13 9

Team Stats
  Cleveland Tampa Bay
1st Downs 22 17
Total Yards 339 289
Passing 205 211
Passing Completions/Attempts 19-41 24-38
Yards/Pass 4.8 4.9
Rushing 134 78
Rushing Attempts 28 23
Yards/Rush 4.8 3.4
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Possession 29:05 30:55

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
DeShone Kizer 6 18 93 5.2 0 1
Kevin Hogan 7 13 82 6.3 1 0
Cody Kessler 6 10 48 4.8 0 0

Tampa Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jameis Winston 17 27 200 7.4 0 1
Ryan Fitzpatrick 7 11 55 5.0 0 0

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Duke Johnson Jr. 3 43 14.3 0 37
Isaiah Crowell 11 40 3.6 0 8
Kevin Hogan 5 19 3.8 0 13
Terrence Magee 5 14 2.8 0 11
Matthew Dayes 3 13 4.3 0 9
Cody Kessler 1 5 5.0 0 5

Tampa Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jacquizz Rodgers 10 34 3.4 0 8
Russell Hansbrough 4 28 7.0 0 27
Bernard Reedy 1 9 9.0 0 9
Peyton Barber 5 6 1.2 0 5
Doug Martin 2 2 1.0 0 1
Jeremy McNichols 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Corey Coleman 4 66 16.5 0 32
Seth DeValve 4 57 14.2 0 30
Jordan Leslie 4 34 8.5 1 14
Rannell Hall 2 17 8.5 0 15
Terrence Magee 2 14 7.0 0 8
Kenny Britt 1 13 13.0 0 13
David Njoku 1 12 12.0 0 12
Richard Mullaney 1 10 10.0 0 10

Tampa Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Godwin 4 56 14.0 0 19
Peyton Barber 4 27 6.8 0 12
Bernard Reedy 1 25 25.0 0 25
Adam Humphries 2 24 12.0 0 16
Cameron Brate 2 22 11.0 0 17
Alan Cross 2 20 10.0 0 13
Donteea Dye 2 18 9.0 0 10
Jacquizz Rodgers 1 17 17.0 0 17
O.J. Howard 2 15 7.5 0 8
Doug Martin 2 14 7.0 0 7
Freddie Martino 1 13 13.0 0 13
Charles Sims 1 4 4.0 0 4

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Christian Kirksey 5 1 1 6
Dominique Alexander 4 1 0 0
Joe Haden 4 0 0 0
Derrick Kindred 4 0 0 0
Joe Schobert 4 2 0 0
Tyrone Holmes 3 0 1 12
Carl Nassib 3 0 1 8
Marcus Burley 3 0 0 0
Deon King 3 1 0 0
Jabrill Peppers 3 0 0 0
James Burgess 2 0 0 0
Jamie Collins Sr. 2 1 0 0
Karter Schult 2 0 0 0
Jamar Taylor 2 1 0 0
Xavier Cooper 1 0 1 9
Emmanuel Ogbah 1 0 1 9
Alvin Hill 1 0 0 0
Jamie Meder 1 0 0 0
Kai Nacua 1 0 0 0
Calvin Pryor 1 0 0 0
Channing Stribling 1 0 0 0
B.J. Bello 0 0 0 0
Briean Boddy-Calhoun 0 1 0 0
Jason McCourty 0 1 0 0
Larry Ogunjobi 0 1 0 0
Kenneth Olugbode 0 1 0 0

Tampa Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ryan Smith 6 0 0 0
Chris Conte 4 1 0 0
Keith Tandy 4 0 0 0
George Johnson 3 0 1 7
Adarius Glanton 3 0 0 0
Kendell Beckwith 2 1 0 0
Riley Bullough 2 0 0 0
Vernon Hargreaves III 2 0 0 0
Cameron Lynch 2 0 0 0
Noah Spence 1 0 1 11
Robert Ayers Jr. 1 1 0 0
Chris Baker 1 0 0 0
Tavaris Barnes 1 0 0 0
Lavonte David 1 0 0 0
Javien Elliott 1 0 0 0
Justin Evans 1 0 0 0
DaVonte Lambert 1 0 0 0
Clinton McDonald 1 1 0 0
Jonathan Moxey 1 0 0 0
Ryan Russell 1 0 0 0
Sealver Siliga 1 0 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 1 0 0 0
Sterling Bailey 0 1 0 0
O.J. Howard 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Johnson 0 0 0 0
Robert McClain 0 0 0 0
Channing Ward 0 1 0 0

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Jabrill Peppers 1 23 0

Tampa Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Vernon Hargreaves III 1 0 0

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Mario Alford 1 24 24.0 0 24
Trey Caldwell 1 10 10.0 0 10

Tampa Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jabrill Peppers 1 1 1.0 0 1
Mario Alford 1 0 0.0 0 0

Tampa Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Bernard Reedy 3 16 5.3 0 13

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Cody Parkey 2 2 100.0 47
Zane Gonzalez 0 1 0.0

Tampa Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Nick Folk 3 3 100.0 43

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Britton Colquitt 5 243 53

Tampa Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Bryan Anger 7 283 49