Scrutinized Browns stars Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. start Week 2 game off hot

Cleveland Browns stars Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. were under scrutiny heading into their Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

For a brief moment, all the criticism was quieted when quarterback Mayfield found receiver Beckham for a long touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Cleveland ultimately beat its division rival, 35-30.

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On that second quarter play, Mayfield took the snap and faked a handoff, then rolled to his left and fired the ball down to Beckham — who gained separation on a double move against the Cincinnati cornerback.

The result: a 43-yard touchdown pass from Mayfield to Beckham to put Cleveland up 14-3 after the extra point.

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