Browns vs Eagles Preseason Takeaways
As the regular season looms Week 3 of the preseason is usually when everybody can get their last fix of what to expect come time for the regular season. The Super Bowl champs are always going to have a target on their backs, and be the headline of every story and although its preseason, the Philadelphia Eagles haven’t shown much to be excited for in the first three weeks.
Nick Foles just keeps on proving that his Super Bowl performance was more of a Cinderella story. Foles’ stat-line after the game was not good, he went 13-for-17 for 127 yards, 0 touchdowns, two interceptions and was sacked three times. However; I’m not going to knock on Foles performance, as if this was a bigger game, the Eagles in general were missing a lot of pieces.
Running backs Corey Clement and Jay Ajayi did not play last night, and the offensive line was very shake. Jason Kelce also excited the game early on with an injury. If I’m an Eagles obviously I’m not taking away too much just yet. Injuries are always a concern, but with more game planning and timing, Nick Foles will be fine until Carson Wentz is healthy enough to play. That defense is also not going to be a problem in 2018 for Philly, they’re going to be tough for opposing offenses.
Philly wasn’t the only team plagued with injuries early on. The Cleveland Browns were holding their breaths early on with Tyrod Tylor as he exited the game with a hand injury. Tyrod was able to come back late into the game, but nothing spectacular. He went for 11-for-16 65 yards, 0 touchdowns, and rushed the ball twice for five yards. Baker Mayfield keeps on making his case that he’ll be a reliable quarterback if Tyrod were to go down during the regular season. Even with an ugly stat line 8-for-12 76 yards, 1 INT, 0 touchdowns and he’s been showing improvement in the pocket.
No other players of the Browns showed anything that would’ve ended up on a sports highlight last night, it was an ugly defensive battle, that featured some injuries, scares, and a whopping baseball score with the Browns winning 5-0. Both defenses were the biggest take always here, as Cleveland took advantage of a vulnerable Eagles O-line.