Eagles fans can relax, their defense will be just fine. A week after the first team defense gave up 21 points in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles first team defense shut out the Cleveland Browns in the first half of Thursday nights game.
Coming in to Thursday night, Browns quarterback Colt McCoy had lead the Browns on five touchdown drives on their first nine offensive series couldn't do much against a stout Eagles defense. McCoy finished 9-for-18 for 89 yards and one interception.
The Eagles defense looked a lot like the defense we expected to see throughout the preseason. The defense line wreaked havoc on the quarterback and the secondary shut down the passing game.
The Eagles defense can take the momentum from Thursday nights game into what should be a very promising regular season.