New York Giants fall to Cleveland Browns 17-13 in second preseason game

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The New York Giants spent the last week in Cleveland, Ohio, enjoying joint practices with the Browns. The week culminated in a preseason matchup today. In this Preseason Week Two matchup, the Cleveland Browns came out on top with a final score of 17-13.

Key stats and takeaways

  • QB Brian Lewerke: 11/19, 108 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • TE Rysen John: 3 receptions, 58 yards
  • LB Carter Coughlin: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL

New York Giants

The Giants’ starters did not see the field in this week’s matchup. Daniel Jones and the starting offensive linemen were held out of the lineup for today’s game. The starters are expected to play about a full half of football next week against the New England Patriots in the preseason finale.

Newly-signed backup quarterback Brian Lewerke had a decent showing. The young signal-caller showed some mobility and the ability to sling the ball downfield. Tight end Rysen John went down with an injury late in the fourth quarter but had an impressive game as a downfield receiving threat. Linebacker Carter Coughlin turned heads once again, racking up a sack for the second game in a row.

Cleveland Browns

  • QB Kyle Lauletta: 14/23, 152 yards
  • RB John Kelly: 9 carries, 58 yards, 1 TD
  • DT Malik McDowell: 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL

The Cleveland Browns also held the majority of their starters out of this game. It was a close one that came down to the wire, but the Browns came out on top and improved their preseason record to 2-0 as the Giants fall to 0-2.