The Browns defeated the Giants in week two of the preseason.
The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Giants 17-13 in their preseason game on Sunday. The two teams have been dealing with one another all week, as the two had inter-squad practices throughout over the last few days, leading to several interesting plays and one very wild inter-squad brawl.
The fight featured Browns’ cornerback Troy Hill and Giants receiver Sterling Shepard, and because of the fight, it appeared that head coach Kevin Stefanski had Hill play as punishment for the altercation.
The game was a tale of two sides, with the Browns offensive really showing up and the Browns defense struggling. While both sides faced backups from the Giants, the Browns’ offense was the one that got to showcase themselves.
Kyle Lauletta wasn’t as impressive this week as he was in Week 1 of the preseason, but the running game looked like it should, rolling over the Giants’ front four with relative ease. The team featured a mix-match offensive line but it appeared to work, so hopefully, they can continue on with the momentum next week.
The Browns’ defense wasn’t bad, per se, but they had a lot of issues against the rush throughout the game. They got pushed off the block and the linebackers were making tackles seven or eight yards downfield. It should be noted that most of the Browns’ backups were banged up too, while the starters sat, but it was still disconcerting to watch.
Overall it was a solid day for the Browns and these are the three storylines coming out of the game.