Baker Mayfield started and showed big-play flair and the Cleveland Browns’ defense looked dominant again in a 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
The preseason finale Thursday night was a big success for second-year running back Matt Dayes, who had a 42-yard touchdown run, 30-yard reception and finished with 111 total yards.
Cleveland got on the board on rookie running back Nick Chubb’s 3-yard romp in the first quarter and led 25-0 at halftime.
Mayfield, who was 9 of 16 passing, produced points on three of his five drives before exiting the game.
Detroit scored 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Defensive end Nate Orchard returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown for the Browns.
—Field Level Media