Aug 17, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs from Cleveland Browns defensive end Carl Nassib (94) during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Buffalo Bills 19, Cleveland Browns 17
The box score stats do not accurately reflect the performances of the Buffalo quarterbacks against Cleveland. A.J. McCarron completed three of six passes for just 12 yards but his first pass of the game was a beautifully placed deep ball dropped by Kelvin Benjamin. Nathan Peterman had a solid night statistically, as he completed eight of 10 passes for 113 yards and a TD, but his first throw was worthy of a pick six.
Running back Marcus Murphy made the most of his four carries, rushing for 39 yards. His best play of the night was a 22-yard run in the second quarter. After receiving the handoff from quarterback Josh Allen, Murphy hesitated in the backfield, which caused the defenders playing contain to bite on Allen’s read option fake and…