CLEVELAND — After a largely brutal first two quarters, the Cleveland Browns (3-2) managed to end the first half of their Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals (5-0) on a high note. As time expired in the second quarter, quarterback Baker Mayfield connected with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones on a 57-yard hail mary pass to cut the Cardinas' lead to 23-14.
Mayfield's touchdown pass to Peoples-Jones -- which marked his second touchdown catch of the day -- capped a first half that saw the Browns initially fall behind 20-0 and then 23-7. Mayfield, himself, played a large role in Cleveland's early deficit by committing a pair of turnovers (one fumble, one interception), each of which gave the Cardinals the ball in Cleveland's territory.
Despite Cleveland's sluggish start, Mayfield's two touchdown passes to Peoples-Jones allowed the Browns to head into halftime only trailing Arizona by nine points. Earlier in the second quarter, Cleveland wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left the game with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.
At halftime, Mayfield has completed 12 of his 18 pass attempts for 171 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Peoples-Jones leads the Browns in receiving with three catches for 88 yards and two scores.
Meanwhile, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has completed 12 of his 18 pass attempts for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Entering Sunday's Week 6 matchup in Cleveland, Arizona is the NFL's lone remaining unbeaten team.
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