The Cleveland Browns got the ball to begin the game. After a nice 8-yard run by RB Isaiah Crowell, a screen pass was blown up and a run was stuffed on third down, leading to a quick punt. The Atlanta Falcons then proceeded to march down the field with ease, with the drive capped off by a 19-yard touchdown run by RB Devonta Freeman to go up 7-0.
On the Browns’ next offensive series, things went a lot better. The running game got going, and then at midfield, QB Robert Griffin III floated a perfect 50-yard touchdown down the right sideline to WR Terrelle Pryor to tie the game at 7-7 (watch the highlight here).
The Browns’ defense forced a punt on Atlanta’s next series, but Cleveland’s next series couldn’t gain traction after a holding penalty set them back. The Falcons are driving as we head to the second quarter.
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Television: WEWS (Channel 5) - Mike Patrick & Solomon Wilcots (analyst)
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX