Cleveland Browns stars Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. had been underneath scrutiny heading into their Week 2 recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday evening.
For a short lived second, all of the grievance used to be quieted when quarterback Mayfield discovered receiver Beckham for an extended landing go in the second one quarter.
Cleveland in the long run beat its department rival, 35-30.
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On that 2nd quarter play, Mayfield took the snap and faked a handoff, then rolled to his left and fired the ball right down to Beckham — who received separation on a double transfer in opposition to the Cincinnati cornerback.
The end result: a 43-yard landing go from Mayfield to Beckham to place Cleveland up 14-Three after the additional level.
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Mayfield, Beckham and the Browns were criticized heading into the sport. Cleveland used to be blown out 38-6 in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.
The third-year quarterback from Oklahoma had a landing go and 189 passing yards within the recreation but in addition had an interception. He used to be sacked two times. He finished 21-of-39 passes.
Beckham had simplest 3 catches for 22 yards on 10 objectives.
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Getting began early used to be key for the Browns. Mayfield began the sport finishing his first 5 passes. The Browns were given an early rating on an 11-yard Nick Chubb landing run.
Each groups had been winless heading into the sport.