CLEVELAND — In the second quarter of Monday night’s offensively inept 10-6 Preseason loss to the Browns, receiver Sterling Shepard caught a pass for no gain and as he tried to turn and run up-field, he lost the ball on a fumble.
True enough, Shepard did not simply drop the ball, he had it ripped out of his grasp by safety Jason McCourty.
Despite the 16-yard run, Perkins managed 10 yards on his six rushing attempts for his second poor outing in as many preseason games.
On a second down, needing 3 yards for a first down, the Giants loaded up on the left side, putting tight end Rhett Ellison on the line alongside Flowers and then putting fullback Shane Smith in motion flowing to the left.
On another failed running play, Orleans Darkwa appeared to have some room to maneuver but ran directly into the back of rookie tight end Evan Engram.
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