CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills have been linked to each other a ton off the field. Back in March, Cleveland sent Buffalo a third-round pick to acquire current starting QB Tyrod Taylor. Then a week ago, the Browns shipped 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman to Buffalo for a future seventh-round pick.
The two AFC foes weren’t discussing trades on Friday night. Instead, they actually met on the field at First Energy Stadium for Week Two of the preseason. It was the Bills who got the last laugh taking down the Browns 19-17, but the Browns walked away with some positives of their own.
Here are five takeaways from the loss…
1) Immovable Defensive
If you still need a reason to be excited about this upcoming Browns season, the defense should be it. Cleveland’s defensive group is going to be a problem for opponents. Buffalo learned that first hand on Friday night. Each of the Bills first four possessions ended in three-and-out as they were held to just seven yards of total offense over that span. Cleveland’s defensive line was constantly clogging up LeSean McCoy’s running lanes. Myles Garrett was in the backfield a ton and Larry Ogunjobi recorded a vicious sack on A.J. McCarron early on. Friday night was a showcase of just how dominant this Browns defense could be.