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4 - The Browns gave up 4 rushing yards to Barkley after his opening run, proving that they could once again be of the league's premier run defenses this season. Then he bounced it outside and gained the edge on flat-footed Browns CB Damarious Randall.

As for the Giants, the anticipation about No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley is already at a fever-pitch. Njoku caught a seam route from Taylor for the first touchdown and was the beneficiary of Mayfield extending a play from 10 yards out.

He hit 11 of 20 passes for 212 yards, didn't turn the ball over and converted two fourth-down plays with his feet.

Mayfield was up next and, following a three-and-out, settled in on his second series, finding Rashard Higgins with a pretty back-shoulder throw on the sideline for a 26-yard gain. Spencer Drago was called for holding, though, setting up third-and-18.

In his very first carry in the NFL, Barkley broke tackles and zoomed out of the backfield for a 39-yard run during the first quarter of Thursday's preseason match against the Browns.

Manchester United linked with shock deadline day move for Diego Godin
Bouyed by Godin's desire, the Premier League side lodged an offer to his agent and waited to hear back from Atletico's board. But Uruguay's signing can be a great news for the fans as he is considered as one of the best defender's in La Liga.

It was all so familiar for Sooners fans and novel for Clevelanders.

Mayfield isn't exactly playing the underdog role after going first overall in the draft, but he won't let you forget that he's not the tallest guy, that he was once a college walk-on and that, entering 2018, he's entrenched as a backup behind new Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

QB controversy in Cleveland? Last season coach Hue Jackson led the Browns to a ideal 4-0 record in the preseason.

Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is off to a solid start in his National Football League career.

It's only one preseason game, but there were plenty of reasons to be hopeful.

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