Eagles vs. Browns: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More
After a wild game against the New England Patriots that saw starting quarterback Michael Vick go down injured and star defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins get into a shouting match with head coach Andy Reid, the Philadelphia Eagles will be thankful to play a team like the Cleveland Browns.
While the Browns are nothing to scoff at, the fact that they aren’t an elite NFL team yet will ensure the Eagles' offense and defense will have a chance to add the finishing touches to their units before the season starts.
With the fourth week of the preseason usually designated for the deeper position battles, Game 3 will be where the starters get their most extensive work.
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Who ya got?
Where: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH
When: Friday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Watch: Not nationally televised, but Online at NFL Preseason Live
Listen: Sirius XM Radio: 88 or Online at NFL Audio Pass
Betting Line (via Covers)
Over/Under: 38.5; Spread: Cleveland -2
While the preseason is a time for backup players to get into games and practice their craft, the same can be said for gamblers; it’s our preseason as well!
With that being said, stay clear of any preseason over/under because of the lack of rhyme or reason right now. As far as the spread goes, I’m usually very concerned but giving the Eagles two points to start this game makes this an easy pick. Take Philly and the points for sure.
What’s At Stake?
While there is really nothing at stake for either team here in terms of the organizations, there are position battles throughout each roster that will be settled by the snaps taken Friday night.
The fans will get a chance to see more of their first teams playing together, but it will be the positions that have battles going on that will be the main focus. From the offensive line to the defensive secondary, roster cuts will have everyone playing their hearts out.
Injury Report (Via ESPN)
Benjamin Watson, Probable
Jordan Cameron, Probable
Travis Benjamin, Probable
D'Qwell Jackson, Questionable
Trent Richardson, Questionable
Michael Vick, Questionable
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Questionable
Nnamdi Asomugha, Probable
Casey Matthews, Out
Mike Kafka, Out
Jason Babin, Out
Eagles Player to Watch: Nick Foles, QB
After yet another injury to Michael Vick—who now appears to be made of bubble-wrapped porcelain—it has been rookie Nick Foles that has shocked the NFL with his poise under pressure.
With Vick almost guaranteed not to play anymore this preseason, Foles will need to build off his stellar performance Monday against the Patriots (18 completions for 217 yards and two touchdowns) if he wants to win the backup job and convince management that he is a viable option so early in his career.
Browns Player to Watch: Brandon Weeden, QB
Unlike Foles, who has no illusions of being the starter in Philadelphia unless an injury takes Vick down, Brandon Weeden was drafted in the first round and expected to walk onto the team and win the starting job.
With a lack of elite offensive playmakers around him, Weeden will have to prove to the Browns' officials that he is the elite QB they thought he would be. So far this preseason, he has been nothing spectacular.
Prediction: Philadelphia 31, Cleveland 17
While there is little doubt that trying to project a preseason game is futile, the sheer lack of elite depth from the Browns will give the much more talented Eagles backups a chance to shine.
With Nick Foles taking his playing time as a challenge to be the best he can be, Philadelphia is hoping to find their next heir to the throne.
Eagles win big!
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