Bills come away with win over Browns


Location: First Energy Field

Preseason Records: Buffalo (1-1), Cleveland (1-1)

In a nutshell:

The Bills made the short trek along Lake Erie to face off against Cleveland in each team's second preseason contest of 2018.

Two first round quarterbacks, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield squared off in what is sure to be the first of many matchups to come.

Tyrod Taylor and Corey Coleman played in their first contests against their former teams after being traded prior to the matchup.

The matchup was the first between the two teams since December 18th of 2016, a game that the Bills won by a score of 33 to 13.

Photos of Buffalo's second preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

How it went down:

-Carlos Hyde ran in the first score of the game from four yards out. Hyde rushed for 41 yards on 5 carries in Cleveland's opening drive. Hyde's touchdown gave Cleveland a seven to nothing leave.

-Marcus Murphy carried the ball four times for 39 yards to set up a two-yard strike from Josh Allen to Rod Streater. The Allen touchdown pass tied the game at seven.

-A 39-yard punt return from Marcus Murphy, an eight-yard catch by Rod Streater, and a six-yard scramble by Josh Allen helped to set up a 33-yard field goal from Stephen Hauschka. Hauschka's field goal put the Bills up 10 to three.

-Stephen Hauschka drilled a 53-yard field goal less than five minutes into the second half, making the score 13 to seven in favor of Buffalo.

-Cleveland cut the lead to just three points on a 39-yard field goal by Ross Martin early in the third quarter.

-Nick Chubb finished off an early fourth quarter drive by Cleveland with a one-yard touchdown run; giving the Browns a 17 to 13 lead.

Nathan Peterman completed a 35-yard pass to Nick O'Leary with 9:02 remaining in the fourth quarter. Tyler Davis missed the extra point following the touchdown, making the score 19 to 17 Buffalo.

-Tyler Davis missed a 45-yard field goal with 5:09 remaining in the fourth quarter.


-Rookie CB Taron Johnson and Phillip Gaines were alternating at the nickel cornerback position with the first team defense.

-Taron Johnson was attended to after the first Browns score of the game on what appeared to be an illegal crack back block. Johnson returned to the game on the next defensive set.

-A.J. McCarron suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter, and did not return after being replaced by Josh Allen.

-Kyle Williams left the game early in the second quarter with a knee injury. He did not return to the game.

-Josh Allen completed nine of his 13 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown pass. Allen also rushed for 18 yards on three attempts.