Commanders hold off Browns 17-15

Watson was effective in lone series.
The helmets now feature a vibrant orange tint and brown facemasks. (Source: Cleveland Browns)
The helmets now feature a vibrant orange tint and brown facemasks. (Source: Cleveland Browns)
Published: Aug. 11, 2023 at 9:29 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A two point conversion attempt from Kellen Mond sailed incomplete in the end zone with less than two minutes to play the Browns lost by two 17-15 to Washington on Friday night at Cleveland Browns stadium.

They did not score much in the first half, only a safety, but it picked up after half time.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson lead the Browns on their first touchdown drive of the night in the third quarter. “DTR” hit David Bell for a seven yard touchdown to pull the Browns to within five points. Robinson impressed in the Hall Of Fame Game and picked up right where he left off.

Washington used two second quarter touchdowns to get a 14-2 lead at the half.

Commanders starting quarterback Sam Howell hit Johan Dotson for a 26-yard touchdown early in the quarter, capping off a 10-play, 80-yard drive.

Later in the quarter a familiar face to Browns fans authored another scoring drive for Washington. Jacoby Brissett finished an 8-play, 89 yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run to put the Commanders up 14-2.

The Browns lead Washington 2-0 after the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Andrew Wylie was called for holding in the end zone which is a safety.

The score came moments after a Browns drive stalled inside the Washington five. The first team offense drove 12 plays to the Commanders 1-yard line, but back-to-back run plays were stuffed. Demetric Felton was stuffed on a third down carry, then John Kelly, Jr. was denied the end zone.

Deshaun Watson played only the first drive, finishing 3-3 for 12 yards, he also ran the ball three times for 20 yards.