Cleveland Browns

Browns defense intercepts 3 passes, scores twice, in preseason loss at Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The defense for the Cleveland Browns produced some big plays in their final preseason game Saturday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Browns intercepted three passes and scored two touchdowns in a 33-32 loss.

Cleveland’s played most of their offensive and defensive starters in the first quarter and jumped out to a 22-3 lead.

Juan Thornhill intercepted a pass from Shane Buechele in the first quarter and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.

Caleb Biggers also added a pick-six near the end of the half. Matt Bushman failed to catch the ball and it popped in the air and Biggers ran it back 27 yards for a score.

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Quarterback Deshaun Watson played the entire first quarter. He went 5-10 for 92 yards and a touchdown. Watson threw a 53-yard pass to Amari Cooper which led to a John Kelly, Junior touchdown. He also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku.

The Browns had a chance to win the game but Cade York’s 43-yard field goal was blocked.

Cleveland went 1-2-1 in the preseason.

They begin the 2023 season by hosting the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium at 1 p.m. on September 10.

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