Not only are these two teams trying to forget what happened a season ago and turn things around, but the talent on the field is hugely fascinating.
Tyrod Taylor's great game in the preseason opener in NY gets lost in the media hubbub over No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield and tight end David Njoku's big nights. Meanwhile, Cleveland could also give a bit of burn to cornerback Denzel Ward, who they took with the No. 4 overall pick.
Barkley managed only 4 yards on his next four carries before his night was over, but the message was clear: The Giants' dynamic skill group officially has another explosive playmaker to help revive Eli Manning and one of the NFL's more disappointing offenses in 2017.
National Football League fans attending the New York Giants' preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night had the opportunity to place a legal wager on the game from inside the stadium.
The first preseason game for the Cleveland Browns is winding to a close. His play on the field was quite encouraging for the Browns as he completed all five of his pass attempts for 99 yards that included a 36-yard touchdown connection with tight end David Njoku.
Mayfield finished a stellar evening 11-of-20 for 212 yards and two touchdowns.