Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Game Information
Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 44,006

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The start of the NFL regular season is still a couple of weeks away, and that's good news for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who showed they still have a lot of work to do to get ready.

And while neither Baker Mayfield nor Jameis Winston played particularly well during the Bucs' 13-12 preseason victory Friday night at Raymond James Stadium, the young quarterbacks were not overly concerned about a lack of offensive execution.

Both teams were missing key players, though Mayfield said that's not an excuse.

The Browns played without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, among others.

"It's a very easy one to use, to say that we don't have them out there," Mayfield said. "Right now we're looking for people to step up, who's going to be the consistent number three and four. That's the frustrating part. We expected people to do their job no matter who it is."

Matt Gay's 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining was the difference in the end.

The rookie's game-winner capped a 16-play drive lasting more than seven minutes. Cairo Santos booted a 23-yard field goal in the third quarter and third-stringer Ryan Griffin threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leggett for the Bucs (2-1).

Rookie Austin Seibert kicked four field goals for the Browns (2-1), who led 9-0 when Mayfield and the rest of Cleveland's starters left the game.

"Our defense did an amazing job. They definitely kept us in the game," Winston said.

Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2018 draft, started and played the entire first half after getting just one series of work in Cleveland's preseason opener against Washington and sitting out last week's game at Indianapolis.

Playing without Beckham (hip) and Landry, the second-year quarterback led three short field-goal drives and was not particularly sharp while completing 10 of 26 passes for 72 yards and one interception.

Winston had an even rockier night, though it wasn't all his doing.

Gay missed a 37-yard field goal and Tampa Bay's leaky offensive line had difficulty protecting Winston, allowing five sacks while the fifth-year pro was in the game.

"We're going to get that fixed," Winston said. "I'm not worried about that."

The No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft, who's closing in on becoming the franchise's career passing leader yet still trying to prove he's the club's long-term answer at quarterback, finished 9 of 19 for 88 yards without an interception.

Winston played seven series after seeing limited action the previous two weeks against Pittsburgh and Miami. Backup Blaine Gabbert started the second half and led the Bucs into field-goal range before falling awkwardly at the end of an 8-yard scramble and heading to the locker room with a left shoulder injury. Griffin's TD pass to Leggett gave Tampa Bay a short-lived 10-9 lead late in the third quarter.

"His shoulder popped out," Bucs coach Bruce Arians said of Gabbert. "He was hurting pretty good, but it wasn't his throwing shoulder. He'll be all right."

INJURIES

Browns: Starting CB Denzel Ward made his preseason debut after missing two games with a minor leg injury. ... Coach Freddie Kitchens doesn't view the third preseason game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. He's more concerned with keeping players fresh and healthy for the Sept. 8 opener, so his plan was to determine playing time for regulars on a case-by-case basis.

Buccaneers: WR Mike Evans, ILB Lavonte David, DL Vita Vea, TE Cameron Brate, S Mike Edwards, ILB Devante Bond, OLB Anthony Nelson and OLB Kahzin Daniels did not play. ... Backup TE Antony Auclair (calf) left in the first half and did not return. ... ILB Deone Bucannon (knee) and S Kentrell Brice (shoulder) were injured during the second quarter.

KICKING WOES

With field goals of 54, 36, 30 and 35 yards, Seibert may have made some headway in the competition for Cleveland's kicking job. Incumbent Greg Joseph has struggled and Seibert, a fifth-round draft pick out of Oklahoma, had not been consistent before converting all three of his attempts Friday.

Tampa Bay's kicking situation is unsettled, too, with Gay, a fifth-round pick from Utah, competing against incumbent Cairo Santos. Gay kicked a 55-yard field goal against Miami last week, but hasn't been as accurate on shorter kicks. His 37-yard attempt against the Browns hit the right upright and bounced away.

SACK CITY

DE Olivier Vernon had his first two preseason sacks for the Browns after playing with the New York Giants the past three seasons. Ward, DT Sheldon Richardson and LB Christian Kirksey also sacked Winston. Cleveland finished with seven sacks overall.

NEXT UP

Browns: Preseason finale at home vs. Detroit next Thursday.

Buccaneers: Close the preseason next Thursday at Dallas.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
08:40 Austin Seibert 54 yd FG 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
13:17 Austin Seibert 36 yd FG 6 0
06:29 Austin Seibert 30 yd FG 9 0

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
06:42 Cairo Santos 23 yd FG 9 3
00:19 Jordan Leggett 20 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Matt Gay kick) 9 10

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Buccaneers
07:32 Austin Seibert 35 yd FG 12 10
00:15 Matt Gay 21 yd FG 12 13

Team Stats
  Cleveland Tampa Bay
1st Downs 12 20
Total Yards 141 265
Passing 108 195
Passing Completions/Attempts 16-39 24-41
Yards/Pass 2.6 4.1
Rushing 33 70
Rushing Attempts 12 25
Yards/Rush 2.8 2.8
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Possession 23:52 36:08

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Baker Mayfield 10 26 72 2.8 0 1
Drew Stanton 3 6 37 6.2 0 0
David Blough 3 7 23 3.3 0 0

Tampa Bay Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Ryan Griffin 11 17 121 7.1 1 0
Jameis Winston 9 19 88 4.6 0 0
Blaine Gabbert 4 5 33 6.6 0 0

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
David Blough 1 12 12.0 0 12
Kareem Hunt 5 11 2.2 0 7
D'Ernest Johnson 5 10 2.0 0 5
Drew Stanton 1 0 0.0 0 0

Tampa Bay Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Dare Ogunbowale 7 22 3.1 0 6
Andre Ellington 6 21 3.5 0 11
Ronald Jones II 4 8 2.0 0 6
Blaine Gabbert 1 8 8.0 0 8
Jameis Winston 2 6 3.0 0 4
Peyton Barber 3 3 1.0 0 3
Bobo Wilson 1 2 2.0 0 2
Ryan Griffin 1 0 0.0 0 0

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
D'Ernest Johnson 3 43 14.3 0 19
Rashard Higgins 3 18 6.0 0 7
Derrick Willies 2 16 8.0 0 11
Pharaoh Brown 1 12 12.0 0 12
Stephen Carlson 1 12 12.0 0 12
Jaelen Strong 2 11 5.5 0 8
Braxton Miller 2 11 5.5 0 6
Ishmael Hyman 1 6 6.0 0 6
Kareem Hunt 1 3 3.0 0 3

Tampa Bay Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Godwin 4 52 13.0 0 20
Tanner Hudson 4 49 12.2 0 19
Bobo Wilson 4 28 7.0 0 14
Justin Watson 2 21 10.5 0 15
Jordan Leggett 1 20 20.0 1 20
Dare Ogunbowale 2 19 9.5 0 12
Breshad Perriman 2 15 7.5 0 8
Scotty Miller 2 15 7.5 0 10
Andre Ellington 1 11 11.0 0 11
Anthony Johnson 1 8 8.0 0 8
O.J. Howard 1 4 4.0 0 4

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Sheldrick Redwine 5 0 0 0
Ray-Ray Armstrong 4 2 0 0
Devaroe Lawrence 3 0 2 18
Christian Kirksey 3 0 1 5
Phillip Gaines 3 0 0 0
Eric Murray 3 0 0 0
Joe Schobert 3 2 0 0
Olivier Vernon 2 2 2 15
Sheldon Richardson 2 0 1 9
Morgan Burnett 2 0 0 0
J.T. Hassell 2 0 0 0
Donnie Lewis Jr. 2 0 0 0
Terrance Mitchell 2 0 0 0
Damarious Randall 2 0 0 0
Adarius Taylor 2 2 0 0
Greedy Williams 2 0 0 0
Denzel Ward 1 0 1 0
Carl Davis 1 0 0 0
Jhavonte Dean 1 1 0 0
Myles Garrett 1 0 0 0
Chris Smith 1 0 0 0
Mack Wilson 1 0 0 0
Anthony Zettel 1 1 0 0
Pharaoh Brown 0 0 0 0
Brandin Bryant 0 1 0 0
Trevon Coley 0 1 0 0
Rico Gathers 0 0 0 0
Jamie Gillan 0 0 0 0
Rashard Higgins 0 0 0 0
Robert Jackson 0 0 0 0
Tigie Sankoh 0 0 0 0

Tampa Bay Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ryan Smith 4 0 0 0
M.J. Stewart 3 0 0 0
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 2 1 2 16
Jack Cichy 2 2 0 0
Devin White 2 1 0 0
Jordan Whitehead 2 2 0 0
Darian Stewart 1 1 0.5 4
Beau Allen 1 0 0 0
Shaquil Barrett 1 0 0 0
Kentrell Brice 1 1 0 0
Carlton Davis III 1 0 0 0
Jamel Dean 1 1 0 0
Isaiah Johnson 1 0 0 0
Ndamukong Suh 1 0 0 0
Kevin Minter 0 2 0.5 4
Bruce Anderson III 0 0 0 0
Deone Bucannon 0 1 0 0
Lukas Denis 0 0 0 0
William Gholston 0 0 0 0
Demone Harris 0 0 0 0
Sean Murphy-Bunting 0 1 0 0
Carl Nassib 0 0 0 0
Patrick O'Connor 0 1 0 0
Dare Ogunbowale 0 0 0 0
Noah Spence 0 1 0 0
Justin Watson 0 0 0 0

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Tampa Bay Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Jordan Whitehead 1 9 0

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
D'Ernest Johnson 2 56 28.0 0 30
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi 1 26 26.0 0 26

Tampa Bay Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Ronald Jones II 3 54 18.0 0 24

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
D'Ernest Johnson 4 37 9.2 0 16
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi 1 18 18.0 0 18
Dontrell Hilliard 1 6 6.0 0 6

Tampa Bay Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Bobo Wilson 3 23 7.7 0 14

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Austin Seibert 4 4 100.0 54

Tampa Bay Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Cairo Santos 1 1 100.0 23
Matt Gay 1 2 50.0 21

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jamie Gillan 6 287 54

Tampa Bay Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Bradley Pinion 7 293 53