CLEVELAND (AP) – Robert Griffin III threw two touchdown passes in the first half in his home debut for Cleveland in the Browns’ 24-13 exhibition loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
Griffin found wide receiver Terrelle Pryor streaking down the right sideline on Cleveland’s second drive of the game for a 50-yard scoring strike. Griffin connected with tight end Gary Barnridge for a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Griffin, who signed with the Browns (0-2) after being released by Washington, was 6 of 8 for 96 yards in four series. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner also gained 36 yards on three carries, including a 22-yarder.
Devonta Freeman scored on a 19-yard run to cap Atlanta’s first drive. Matt Ryan played three series and completed 6 of 11 passes for 78 yards.
Atlanta (2-0) trailed 13-10 at halftime, but went ahead on Brandon Wilds’ 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
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