The Saints ended up losing to the Cleveland Browns, 20-14, after rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer threw a 45-yard touchdown to Jordan Payton during the final minute of the game. The Cleveland Browns kick off their preseason with a visit from the New Orleans Saints.
Garrett, the defensive end from Texas A&M taken by the Browns with the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, was credited with one tackle and one quarterback hurry while playing with the first-team defense.
Brock Osweiler got the start and Cody Kessler came in second, but Kizer easily stole the show.
The Comeback is previewing all 32 National Football League teams from worst to first leading up to the start of the 2017 regular season on September 7. The preseason game could be a tip as to how coach Hue Jackson will use him in the offense. Let's see it for what it was. "The guy made some plays at the end to give us a chance to win, but there's still things he needs to do better". "We just have to continue to grow and get better". The Browns will take on the New York Giants on Monday, August 21 in their second of four preseason games.
"There are some throws he could have made and our receivers could've got open a little bit better, " Jackson said. In his half of action, he completed 11-of-18 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown.
"I played my game well", Garrett said.
"Hopefully, there are a lot of other things other than the long ball that got me here, but I am pretty confident in extending the ball down the field", Kizer said. And I think we're just in the beginning phase of it for him. Kizer is much more the future in Cleveland. In 14 games and six starts, he finished with 43 tackles and 11 pass breakups.
The Saints' defense is still likely to be their downfall in the division race, but Drew Brees has never played with a back of Peterson's quality, so they could be more risky than usual.
Vikings 17, Bills 10: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater need not rush back from injury after Case Keenum showed glimpses of being a capable backup in Minnesota's win. He threw some nice throws down the field, but his pocket presence and ability to throw under pressure continued to hamper his play.
The game can be summed up with the late Dennis Green's words: "They are what we thought they were".
Our Prediction: Since it's the preseason and the Saints are resting some quality players, we'll give this one to the Browns on their home turf.