Taylor's first completion was a 32-yarder to Jarvis Landry, who apparently did something other than "bless" Janoris Jenkins afterward, as the newest "Hard Knocks" star drew a 15-yard taunting penalty. The Browns starting QB Tyrod Taylor completed all of his five passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. "It was the first time going on the road with a new team, first time in the NFL".
"I'm aware that it was the first game, and in that respect, it's not so bad", said Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy victor from Oklahoma. However, in his second series on the field, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku for a short touchdown pass.
Cleveland coach Hue Jackson said Mayfield's debut success didn't surprise him. Mayfield hit fourth-round pick Antonio Callaway over the middle for a 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter. This marked the first time in National Football League history in the United States that fans were able to bet on a game while actually at the game.
Callaway, the Browns' fourth-round pick, played despite being cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
His line ended up at 11-of-20 for 212 yards and two scores. Taylor is looking great as the starter for now and Mayfield is looking fine as the starter for later.
On the first drive Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns, Barkley also ran for a two-yard loss.