The Giants were unable to find the endzone for a second game to open the preseason, but Eli Manning completed 10 of 14 passes and Jason Pierre-Paul intercepted a pass from Brock Osweiler in a 10-6 loss to the Browns on Monday night.
The Giants played their starters early on, but kept losing wide receivers to injury as the game progessed. Odell Beckham left in the second quarter with an ankle injury, Brandon Marshall was sidelined with a shoulder injury, and Tavarres King suffered a sprained ankle in the fourth quarter. On the defensive side, CB Michael Hunter left the game with a concussion.
Manning threw for 80 yards, while Geno Smith entered in relief and went 11-for-17 with an interception. The Giants went 3-for-12 on third down and struggled to hold onto the football as RB Wayne Gallman and WR Sterling Shepard both fumbled.
On defense, BJ Goodson had five tackles and a sack while Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon each had a half sack. CB Donte Deayon made an impressive leaping catch for an interception, but it was called back due to a holding penalty.
Mike Nugent kicked a 38-yard field goal in the the second quarter to put the Giants on the board, and Aldrick Rosas drilled a 47-yarder in the third quarter to cap a 12-play drive for the Giants.