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Halftime Report: Buccaneers vs. Browns

Recapping the first half of the Buccaneers' preseason matchup against the Browns.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Preseason Week 3 matchup with the Browns.

After a slow first half, the Buccaneers and Browns enter halftime tied at three. There was lightning in the area, causing a short delay during pre-game warmups, but the weather cleared in time for the game to begin on time.

Both teams have had some success moving the ball, but turnovers in the red zone have proven costly. Jameis Winston helped the Buccaneers march down the field on their opening drive, but an interception at the goal line left Tampa Bay empty-handed.

Cleveland also turned the ball over in the red zone when Chris Conte forced a fumble, which was recovered by Adarius Glanton inside the 20-yard line.

The Buccaneers earned another turnover when Lavonte David tipped a pass, which was ultimately intercepted by Vernon Hargreaves. That play was near mid-field, though, and not in the red zone.

Cleveland scored the only points of the game when Cody Parkey nailed a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter. The Buccaneers tied it at three when Nick Folk hit a 31-yard field goal at the end of the half.

The Buccaneers were without several key players, including wide receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. Starting in their place were Chris Godwin and Freddie Martino. Godwin is the Buccaneers' leading receiver after catching three passes for 40 yards while Martino has one reception for 13 yards. Leonard Wester started at right tackle while Evans Smith started at left guard, as well.

Both teams have had similar performances in terms of time of possession and total yards gained. Tampa Bay will start the second half on defense.

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