Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions

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35
DET
17
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Game Information
Location: Ford Field Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 51,227

DETROIT (AP) Even if he doesn't play again for a while, Baker Mayfield has given Cleveland a glimpse.

Mayfield threw for 138 yards in a dominant first half for the Browns, who wrapped up the preseason with a 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Mayfield completed a 41-yard pass to Devon Cajuste on the first play from scrimmage, and the top overall pick in this year's draft looked sharp throughout his two quarters directing the offense.

"I just think he improved every week," coach Hue Jackson said. "I thought tonight, making plays down the field with the ball, the accuracy of the ball. Throwing the ball away in some key situations in the scoring zone I thought was huge. I think he's growing every day."

With Tyrod Taylor atop the depth chart at quarterback, the Browns are likely to bring Mayfield along slowly. This was a nice note for the rookie to finish on before the start of the regular season.

"Came out fast, we set the tone. Played well early," said Mayfield, who made his first start of the preseason. "We wanted to stress that, and we made sure of that."

Nick Chubb and Matthew Dayes ran for touchdowns for Cleveland in what was generally a battle of backups.

The Lions closed out an uninspiring preseason under new coach Matt Patricia. They were booed off the field at halftime by the sparse crowd at Ford Field with the score 25-0.

"We obviously didn't play very well," Patricia said. "We have to do a better job of coaching and playing, but the positive is that we had some things come up now instead of in the regular season. That gives us a chance to work on them between now and the first game."

Jake Rudock did little to distinguish himself in the competition to back up quarterback Matthew Stafford. When Rudock was taken out late in the second quarter, the Lions had been outgained 261-40 and had only two first downs - and both of those came on Cleveland penalties.

Matt Cassel took over at quarterback and led Detroit down the field in the 2-minute drill. Then, defensive lineman Nate Orchard made a leaping interception near the line of scrimmage and ran it back 64 yards for a touchdown with 28 seconds left in the half.

Cleveland went for 2, and the Lions were called for roughing the passer. Detroit was then called for having 12 men in formation. Dontrell Hilliard eventually ran the ball in to make it 25-0.

Dayes had 77 yards on eight carries, although he ended up with an ankle issue. His touchdown came from 42 yards out in the second quarter.

The Lions had 2 yards rushing in the first half.

Rudock returned to the game in the second half, but it was more of the same for Detroit until the Lions finally scored a couple touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

"At this point, there's nothing I can do. I can say that I'm not going to worry about it, but it is human nature," Rudock said. "There are 90 guys in here, and there are only going to be 53 here. Obviously, I want to be one of them, but I've done what I can. Now it is out of my hands."

The Lions were outscored 68-16 in the first half this preseason.

HIGHLIGHT

Orchard's touchdown could be a big play for the 25-year-old lineman. A second-round draft pick in 2015, he started 11 games that season but has only two starts since.

"He made a play. He made a real big-time football play right before half," Jackson said. "Everything's going to be evaluated for our players. The most important thing is we put the right 53 guys on this team."

NO RUSH

The Lions finished the preseason with just two sacks in four games. Christian Ringo had one Thursday just before the 2-minute warning in the second half.

MOVING ON

The Browns released linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Wednesday night, hours after he was charged by federal prosecutors in Philadelphia with insider trading.

"It's a disappointment, any time you lose a good player. He's a good player," Jackson said. "He's not on our team anymore, so I don't want to talk about him. We're going to do everything we can to improve the position as we move forward."

INJURIES

Browns: Linebacker James Burgess left in the first half with a concussion. Linebacker Justin Currie injured his knee.

Lions: Safety Rolan Milligan (chest) was injured on the first play from scrimmage. Running back Zach Zenner (back) and tackle Corey Robinson (foot) were also hurt during the game. Safety Marcus Cromartie went down near midfield in the fourth quarter and walked off gingerly with a hip injury.

ANTHEM UPDATE

Nobody appeared to be kneeling for the national anthem.

UP NEXT

Browns: Host Pittsburgh on Sept. 9.

Lions: Host the New York Jets on Sept. 10.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Lions
10:09 Nick Chubb 3 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick) 7 0
05:42 Zane Gonzalez 39 yd FG 10 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Lions
12:50 Matthew Dayes 42 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick) 17 0
00:28 Nate Orchard 64 yd interception return (Dontrell Hilliard 2pt Rush) 25 0

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Lions
13:06 Ryan Santoso 46 yd FG 25 3
03:30 Zane Gonzalez 45 yd FG 28 3

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Lions
12:14 Dwayne Washington 1 yd run (Ryan Santoso kick) 28 10
06:55 Blake Jackson 22 yd pass from Brogan Roback (Zane Gonzalez kick) 35 10
03:08 Chris Lacy 4 yd pass from Jake Rudock (Ryan Santoso kick) 35 17

Team Stats
  Cleveland Detroit
1st Downs 22 15
Total Yards 424 253
Passing 261 170
Passing Completions/Attempts 16-30 18-35
Yards/Pass 8.4 4.7
Rushing 163 83
Rushing Attempts 32 23
Yards/Rush 5.1 3.6
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 33:29 26:31

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Baker Mayfield 9 16 138 8.6 0 0
Brogan Roback 7 14 130 9.3 1 0

Detroit Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jake Rudock 14 24 112 4.7 1 0
Matt Cassel 4 11 64 5.8 0 1

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Matt Dayes 8 77 9.6 1 42
Dontrell Hilliard 18 54 3.0 0 9
Nick Chubb 5 30 6.0 1 15
Baker Mayfield 1 2 2.0 0 2

Detroit Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Dwayne Washington 20 67 3.4 1 13
Jake Rudock 2 17 8.5 0 21
Zach Zenner 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Devon Cajuste 2 48 24.0 0 41
Jeff Janis 2 42 21.0 0 32
Matt Dayes 2 34 17.0 0 30
Da'Mari Scott 2 31 15.5 0 24
Dontrell Hilliard 2 28 14.0 0 19
Blake Jackson 1 22 22.0 1 22
Damion Ratley 1 21 21.0 0 21
Stephen Baggett 1 19 19.0 0 19
Derrick Willies 2 16 8.0 0 11
Orson Charles 1 7 7.0 0 7

Detroit Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Dontez Ford 3 49 16.3 0 26
Dwayne Washington 6 43 7.2 0 13
Teo Redding 1 38 38.0 0 38
Jace Billingsley 3 21 7.0 0 9
Marcus Lucas 2 12 6.0 0 7
Hakeem Valles 1 5 5.0 0 5
Chris Lacy 1 4 4.0 1 4
Brandon Powell 1 4 4.0 0 4

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Denzel Rice 5 0 0 0
Justin Currie 4 2 1 6
Jeremy Faulk 3 0 0 0
Brady Sheldon 3 0 0 0
Derron Smith 3 0 0 0
Simeon Thomas 3 1 0 0
Elijah Campbell 2 1 0 0
Zaycoven Henderson 2 0 0 0
Mike Jordan 2 2 0 0
Jeremiah McKinnon 2 1 0 0
B.J. Bello 1 1 0 0
James Burgess 1 0 0 0
Jermaine Grace 1 1 0 0
Nate Orchard 1 0 0 0
Tigie Sankoh 1 0 0 0
Chris Smith 1 0 0 0
Chad Thomas 1 0 0 0
Caleb Brantley 0 0 0 0
Matt Dayes 0 0 0 0
Daniel Ekuale 0 0 0 0
Dontrell Hilliard 0 0 0 0
Lenny Jones 0 1 0 0
Montrel Meander 0 1 0 0

Detroit Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Darnell Sankey 6 3 0 0
Jonathan Freeny 5 1 0 0
Trevor Bates 3 2 0 0
Jeremiah Ledbetter 3 2 0 0
Dexter McDougle 3 0 0 0
DeShawn Shead 3 0 0 0
Freddie Bishop III 2 0 0 0
Marcus Cromartie 2 0 0 0
Josh Fatu 2 0 0 0
Sterling Moore 2 0 0 0
Tracy Walker 2 1 0 0
Charles Washington 2 1 0 0
Christian Ringo 1 0 1 7
Da'Shawn Hand 1 0 0 0
Eli Harold 1 0 0 0
Cam Johnson 1 0 0 0
Teez Tabor 1 0 0 0
Anthony Zettel 1 1 0 0
Alex Barrett 0 0 0 0
Mike Ford 0 1 0 0
Chris Jones 0 0 0 0
Don Muhlbach 0 0 0 0

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Nate Orchard 1 64 1

Detroit Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dontrell Hilliard 3 69 23.0 0 26

Detroit Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Brandon Powell 4 69 17.2 0 23
Teo Redding 1 16 16.0 0 16

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
C.J. Board 3 32 10.7 0 13
Da'Mari Scott 3 17 5.7 0 17
Jeremiah McKinnon 1 0 0.0 0 0

Detroit Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Teo Redding 2 2 1.0 0 3
Brandon Powell 1 1 1.0 0 1

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Zane Gonzalez 2 2 100.0 45

Detroit Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Ryan Santoso 1 1 100.0 46

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Justin Vogel 4 160 47
Britton Colquitt 2 77 40

Detroit Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Ryan Santoso 7 309 54
Sam Martin 1 56 56