Cade York’s 58-yard field goal lifts Browns over Panthers, 26-24

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It’s unconventional to draft a kicker, especially in the fourth round.

But Cade York showed exactly why the Browns did it in his debut, nailing a 58-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give Cleveland a 26-24 victory over the Panthers.

The Browns were leading 20-7 at the start of the fourth quarter but blew the lead when their former quarterback, Baker Mayfield, mounted a furious comeback.

He started it with a 7-yard touchdown that made the score 20-14. While a 36-yard field goal by York kept the Browns ahead 23-14, Mayfield and receiver Robbie Anderson connected to score a 75-yard touchdown for a one-play drive.

Cleveland’s offense couldn’t close it out with a four-minute drive, which gave the Panthers an opportunity to start a possession on their own 20 with 2:14 left. Mayfield got it done, bringing Carolina’s offense into position to kick a go-ahead 34-yard field goal with 1:13 in the contest.

But the Browns weren’t done — aided by a defensive penalty. On the first play of their drive, Panthers defensive end Brian Burns was flagged for roughing the passer — giving Cleveland a free 15 yards.

A few plays later, Brissett’s pass to receiver Amari Cooper put Cleveland on the Carolina 40. With no timeouts, Brissett’s spike on third-and-1 set up a 58-yard field goal with just 13 seconds left.

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule elected to let the play run instead of potentially icing the kicker with his last timeout. York stepped up and nailed it. The kick was plenty good from 58, displaying York’s leg strength.

The Panthers had one last shot, but weren’t able to do anything as the Browns made the tackle to seal the game.

Cleveland is now 1-0 for the first time in years and will host the Jets in Week Two.

The 0-1 Panthers head up the East Coast to play the Giants in New Jersey next week.

16 responses to “Cade York’s 58-yard field goal lifts Browns over Panthers, 26-24

  1. Make ruffing the passer reviewable. Regardless of what others think, it was a highly questionable call. It didn’t necessarily seal the win for the Bengal’s, but it went a long way.

  2. charlottenation says:
    September 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    Make ruffing the passer reviewable. Regardless of what others think, it was a highly questionable call. It didn’t necessarily seal the win for the Bengal’s, but it went a long way.
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    My gosh, Panther fans are already making excuses for a future loss against “the Bengals” on November 6th? They would have reviewed it and seen helmet to helmet……just like the one in the 1st quarter against the Browns (landing on top of QB) and the horse collar against the Browns in the 4th quarter, a personal foul is a personal foul……just a bad time for it.

  3. The call on Taven Bryan in the 1st half was equally questionable. Let’s admit the Browns dominated this game.

  4. What a first game for a rookie kicker, for a franchise desperate for a kicker. Keep kicking, Cade York.

  5. One more loss for Matt Rhule with more to come and and a sooner than expected firing are int he future. Dating back to last season, this was the Panthers 13th loss in the last 16 games.

  6. Paying $10 Million to a QB you face in week 1 to assure your first victory since 2004 = Worth every penny!!!!

    Drinking the salty tears of thousands of PFF readers who used to trash Mayfield for being bad, but suddenly hate the Browns for dumping him = PRICELESS!!!!

  7. Brissett took a shot to the head. Roughing the passer was the right call. Mayfield took a shot and it was called so the refs called the game consistently.

  8. unleashed3581 says:
    September 11, 2022 at 5:50 pm
    Paying $10 Million to a QB you face in week 1 to assure your first victory since 2004 = Worth every penny!!!!

    Drinking the salty tears of thousands of PFF readers who used to trash Mayfield for being bad, but suddenly hate the Browns for dumping him = PRICELESS!!!!

    Rec’d! Comment of the year nominee!

  9. It’s the first opening day win for Cleveland since 2004. I think that means the wind is at our back, and you know what that means….

    Superbowl, Baby!

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