CHARLOTTE, NC — The Cleveland Browns beat the Carolina Panthers, 26-24, in thrilling last second fashion at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
Cade York made a 58-year-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give the Browns the win.
Cleveland led throughout the game, including 17-7 at halftime on a pair of Kareem Hunt touchdowns.
Their biggest lead of the game was 20-7 after three quarters.
Former Brown quarter Baker Mayfield led the Panthers back in the fourth quarter.
Mayfield capped an 11 play, 75-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run to cut it to 20-14 with 12:51 remaining.
The Browns responded with a 36-yard field goal by York to increase it 23-14 with 6:13 left.
It took one play for the Panthers to respond as Mayfield hit Robbie Anderson for a 75-yard touchdown pass to get Carolina within two, 23-21, with 6:02 remaining.
The Browns were forced to punt and the Panthers took over with 2:21 left.
Carolina drove to Cleveland’s 16-yard line before Eddy Pineiro’s 34-yard field goal gave them a 24-23 lead with 1:13 to play.
The Browns started from their 25-yard line and got a roughing the passer penalty on Carolina to advance to the 40.
Facing a second and 12, Brissett hit Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 13-yard catch to the Panther 49-yard line.
The Browns got to the Carolina 40 setting up York’s game winning kick.
Jacoby Brissett completed 18 of 34 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. Nick Chubb ran 22 times for 141 yards while Kareem Hunt had 46 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hunt also had 24 yards receiving and score. Peoples-Jones led the Cleveland in receiving with six catches and 60 yards.
Cleveland starts the season at 1-0.
Their next game will be hosting the New York Jets September 18 at 1 p.m. at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland.
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