Cleveland Browns vs Philadelphia Eagles -- Live Game Thread
The Cleveland Browns (6-3) are set to host the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1) for their second straight home game after the bye week. The Browns are looking to separate themselves from a bevy of 6-3 teams in the AFC playoff hunt. A win can potentially move up their standings in the division as well.
The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled this season behind QB Carson Wentz but currently lead terrible the NFC East. HC Doug Pederson is looking to get back in the win column after losing to the New York Giants last week.
For the third week in a row, weather will have an impact on the game. Precipitation will likely be going on throughout the game and it's simply a question of intensity. The good news is the wind won't be as impactful as it was against the Houston Texans, so there should be less hesitation to throw the ball.
Still, the Browns are inclined to utilize the running game as the base of their offense anyway, so it'll be worth watching how much they opt to air it out against this Eagles defense that has been successful attacking the quarterback.
Defensively, it's all about players who will step up in the absence of Myles Garrett. The team's best player is out and the Browns will need more out of that side of the ball to make up for the loss.
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Browns get the ball and Eagles defer.
1st & 10, Mayfield motions Chubb into empty backfield and throws high to TE David Njoku and the pass is nearly intercepted.
2nd & 9, Nick Chubb take first carry for a one yard gain.
3rd & 9, Mayfield uses hard count and gets DE Derek Barnett to jump offside. Five yard penalty.
3rd & 4, Mayfield drops back to pass rolling right and cannot connect with WR KhaDarel Hodge.
4th & 4, Jamie Gillan out to punt and goes into the endzone.
1st & 10, Wentz handoff to Miles Sanders and he slips before the line of scrimmage.
2nd & 11, Wentz drops back to pass moving around the pocket and finds TE Dallas Goedert for a 12 yard gain.
Ronnie Harrison limping to the sideline after the play.
1st & 10, Miles Sanders takes the carry behind a wall of blockers for a nine yard gain.
2nd & 1, Sanders gets another carry and runs for an 11 yard gain.
1st & 10, Three straight carries and Sanders gains another 5 yards on the ground.
2nd & 5, Boston Scott in the game and carries the ball for a 3 yard gain.
3rd & 2, Scott makes a shifty move at the LOS and gets enough for a first down.
1st & 10, Boston Scott takes the HB Draw and takes a shot from Karl Joseph for a five yard gain.
2nd & 5, Eagles continue to run the ball on the drive and Sanders runs to the 5 yard line for first and goal.
1st & Goal, Miles Sanders gets another carry and the Browns defense knocks the ball out. Recovered by Karl Joseph.
Browns defense was getting ran all over in the drive. Forcing a fumble flips momentum with the Eagles knocking on the door.
1st & 10 (Browns 4), Nick Chubb takes the carry and is stopped for no gain.
2nd & 10, Chubb gets another handoff and is stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
3rd & 10, Mayfield in the shotgun finds KhaDarel Hodge over the middle for a 12 yard reception.
1st & 10, Chubb takes stretch to the left and runs outside for nine yards.
2nd & 1, Mayfield gets a push on a QB sneak for a first down.
2nd & 11, Hunt motions out into an empty set and Mayfield finds Landry on a slant for 12 yards.
1st & 10, Browns hurry back to the line and Mayfield takes the playaction and connects deep to Higgins for a 44 yard gain.
2nd & 8, Bootleg playaction to the weak side and Mayfield underthrows Harrison Bryant but Maddox is flagged for pass interference.
1st & Goal, Hunt takes the goalline carry and tries to jump into the endzone and is stuffed.
2nd & Goal, Mayfield takes playaction and the pass is too high out of Austin Hooper's reach.
3rd & Goal, Hunt takes another goalline carry and is tackled just short of the endzone.
4th & Goal, Stefanski goes for it on the one yard line and Hunt carries it for a touchdown under review.
Mayfield missed two potential touchdowns to his tight ends because of poor throws. If the score doesn't stand then Mayfield is to blame for missed opportunities.
The touchdown call is reversed as Hunt was down by contact.
1st & 10 (Eagles 1), Wentz QB sneaks for a two yard gain to get off goalline.
2nd & 8, Wentz finds WR Jalen Raegor for a first down on the near sideline.
Browns 0 - Eagles 0
1st & 10, Wentz uses playaction and find Dallas Goedert for a 32 yard gain.
1st & 10, Wentz throws the ball the Sanders underneath for a short gain.
2nd & 7, Wentz is pressured and throws a bad pass into the flat and it is intercepted by LB Sione Takitaki for a pick-six!
Browns 7 - Eagles 0
Browns have forced two turnovers on both of the Eagles offensive drives. Wentz has been very turnover prone this season and the linebackers finally make a gamechanging play.
1st & 10, Wentz handoff to Sanders outside for a 7 yard gain.
2nd & 3, Eagles lineup in power formation and run sanders for a first down.
1st & 10, Wentz drops back to pass and is sacked by Karl Joseph but Andrew Sendejo is flagged for unnecessary roughness.
1st & 10, QB Jalen Hurts in the game and runs a QB power for six yards.
2nd & 4, Wentz back in throws a quick screen to Greg Ward and gets tackled quickly for a short gain.
3rd & 3, Wentz dropped back to pass and is dragged down by Olivier Vernon for a sack.
1st & 10, Nick Chubb takes the handoff and shows patience slipping one tackle for a three yard gain.
2nd & 7, Mayfield uses hard count and Javon Hargrave is flagged for encroachment.
2nd & 2, Mayfield drops back faking the draw and finds Austin Hooper for a 21 yard gain.
2nd & 10, Stefanski keeps changing cadence and the Eagles are flagged for another neutral zone infraction.
2nd & 5, Mayfield and the skill groups miscommunication and Mayfield falls down for a two yard loss.
3rd & 7, Mayfield takes a shot on the far sideline targeting Rashard Higgins and tight coverage by Darius Slay for incompletion.
4th & 7, Gillan out to punt and boots it inside the Eagles 20.
1st & 10, Miles Sanders take drive starting carry for a six yard gain.
2nd & 4, Sanders gets a shotgun handoff and runs for another solid gain.
1st & 10, Boston Scott gets similar handoff and run for nine yards.
2nd & 1, Scott gets another short carry for a first down.
1st & 10, Wentz audibles presnap and throws a quick screen to Greg Ward for four yards.
2nd & 6, Sanders takes the misdirection handoff and Sione Takitaki makes a tackle for loss.
C Jason Kelce injured on the play taking a helmet hit to the arm.
3rd & 7, Wentz runs QB read and the Browns sellout to stop the run and limit the Eagles to one yard.
4th & 6, Eagles punt and the ball bounces into the endzone for a touchback.
1st & 10, Chubb takes a carry and run for a short 3 yard gain. Two minute warning.
The Browns offense is struggling to sustain drives and get into the redzone. Mayfield needs to be more consistent delivering the ball to his playmakers.
2nd & 7, Mayfield drops back to pass and DE Josh Sweat sacks Mayfield for the first of the game.
3rd & 14, Mayfield throws the ball underneath to Austin Hooper for a 7 yard gain.
4th & 7, Gillan out to punt and boots it to the 38 with a 10 yard punt return.
1st & 10, Wentz dumps off a TE screen and Olivier Vernon bats the ball down.
2nd & 10, Wentz drops back and he is sacked by Adrian Clayborn.
3rd & 20, Wentz throws the ball underneath for 11 yard gain to Dallas Goedert tackled by CB Kevin Johnson.
4th & 9, Eagles punt and Donovan Peoples-Jones returns it for 11 yards.
1st & 10, Mayfield checks down underneath to Kareem Hunt
2nd & 10, Mayfield throws it underneath to Hooper for a 5 yard gain.
3rd & 5, Mayfield throws a quick out to Hooper which is dropped.
Browns 7 - Eagles 0
The Browns best offensive drive was filled with missed opportunities and still no offensive score. Browns defense forcing turnovers and getting pressure on Wentz while pitching a shut out.
1st & 10, Miles Sanders takes the handoff and is quickly tackled in the backfield for a one yard loss.
2nd & 11, Carson Wentz keeps the ball on a QB draw and runs for six yards,
3rd & 5, Wentz drops back to pass and the Browns send pressure and he is sacked by Olivier Vernon.
1st & 10, Chubb get his first carry of the second half for a short gain.
2nd & 8, Mayfield fakes the run and is stripped sacked by Fletcher Cox and the Eagles recover the fumble.
1st & 10, Wentz drops back to pass and finds TE Richard Rodgers wide open in the back of the endzone.
Eagles 7 - Browns 7
The Browns offense is struggling to run the ball. Attempting to pass Mayfield turns over the ball. Browns offense seems out of wack since first possession stuffed at the goalline.
1st & 10, Stefanski dials up a playaction shot and Mayfield finds KhaDarel Hodge down the far sideline for a 42 yard gain.
1st & 10, Nick Chubb runs tough and strong for a six yard gain.
2nd & 4, Chubb takes the outside handoff but can't get to the edge and is popped by DE Brandon Graham for a short loss.
3rd & 5, Mayfield drops back to pass and is pressured quickly and scrambles back to the line of scrimmage.
4th & 5, Parkey in to kick a 46 yard field goal. The kick is good.
Browns 10 - Eagles 0
1st & 10, Wentz drops back to pass and targets Fulgham in single coverage and the pass is broken up by Denzel Ward.
2nd & 10, Miles Sanders takes a carry and is met by a wall of defenders for a short gain.
3rd & 9, Joe Woods sends pressure and the rush forces Wentz to throw into tight coverage and it is broken up by two DBs.
4th & 9, Eagles punt to Peoples-Jones for a short return. Browns force another three and out.
1st & 10, Mayfield shows excellent play action fake and finds Higgins for nine yards.
3rd & 1, Jarvis Landry takes a jet sweep and pitches it to Nick Chubb for a couple extra yards. Only the Browns second third down conversion of the game.
1st & 10, Chubb carries the ball for a positive four yard run.
2nd & 6, Chubb takes the pitch and is met at the line of scrimmage and lunges forward for a one yard gain.
3rd & 5, Mayfield hands off Hunt and quick penetration causes Hunt to reverse field and is tackled for a big loss.
4th & 14, Jamie Gillan on to punt and pins the Eagles on the two yard line.
1st & 10, Wentz hands off to Sanders and he makes it out of the end zone for no gain.
2nd & 10, Sanders gets another short run for two yards.
3rd & 8, Wentz drops back to pass and Olivier Vernon sacks Wentz for a safety.
Browns 12 - Eagles 0
Vernon has three sacks on the day for a hat trick and has boosted this Browns defense in Myles Garrett's absence. Eagles have converted only one third down in the game.
Eagles punt the ball to Peoples-Jones for a 20+ yard return into Eagles territory.
1st & 10, Chubb takes an carry outside reaching the left edge for a nine yard gain.
2nd & 1, Chubb is met immediately in the backfield by Brandon Graham for a three yard loss.
3rd & 4, Mayfield keeps the ball on a QB misdirection and Baker runs for a first down.
1st & 10, Chubb takes a handoff showcasing excellent vision and footwork with a cutback for a 12 yard run.
2nd & 9, Mayfield drops back to pass and is quickly pressured and Hunt picks up the backward pass to minimize some of the loss.
3rd & 15, Mayfield can't find an open receiver and throws it out of bounds.
4th & 15, Parkey comes in for 47 yard attempt is blocked by Derek Barnett.
2nd & 10, Wentz uses playaction to rollout right and throws it Fulgham for a 8 yard gain.
3rd & 2, Wentz finds TE Richard Rodgers who beat LB Mack Wilson in coverage for a 29 yard reception.
2nd & 9, Wentz pressured by Porter Gustin and Vernon incomplete on dump off to checkdown.
3rd & 9, Wentz is pressured by the blitzing Karl Joseph and the pass is batted down and intercepted by a diving Mack Wilson off the tip.
After a booth review the interception call on the field is reversed.
4th & 9, Jake Elliot 43 yard attempt is good.
Browns 12 - Eagles 10
1st & 10, Mayfield takes the bootleg playaction and finds KhaDarel Hodge for a first down.
1st & 10, Nick Chubb takes the carry and stiff arms a defender to the ground running all the way down to the 5 yard line for a huge gain.
2nd & Goal, Kareem Hunt takes a outside handoff to the far sideline breaking an early tackle and hurdles into the endzone.
Browns 19 - Eagles 10
2nd & 15, Wentz is pressured and throws the ball in the dirt.
3rd & 15, Wentz drops back to pass and is hit by Sheldon Richardson forcing an incompletion down the field.
4th & 15, Eagles forced to punt.
1st & 10, Nick Chubb takes a carry for three yard run.
3rd & 7, Mayfield moves in the pocket finding Rashard Higgins for a first down on the near sideline.
1st & 10, Nick Chubb hurdles a defender for a ten yard carry.
1st & 10, Browns flagged for false start on Joel Bitonio.
1st & 15, Kareem Hunt takes an inside carry for a 6 yard run.
2nd & 9, Mayfield show playaction fake and finds Jarvis Landry at the sticks for a first down.
1st & 10, Kareem Hunt takes a carry to chew the clock for a two yard gain.
3rd & 8, Hunt takes a short run and is stopped after a few yard gain.
4th down, Parkey on for a 28 yard attempt and the field goal is good.
Browns 22 - Eagles 10
1st & 10, Wentz targets Travis Fulgham and the pass is broken up by Denzel Ward.
2nd & 10, Wentz finds Greg Ward underneath and he tackeld by Goodson after a 4 yard gain.
3rd & 6, Wentz throws to the near sideline and Mitchell prevents a completion with tight coverage.
4th & 6, Wentz throws a laser in double coverage finding Raegor for an 11 yard gain.
1st & 10, Wentz checks down underneath for a five yard gain.
2nd & 5, Wentz targets Goedert downfield and Denzel Ward is flagged for pass interference on the 10 yard line.
1st & Goal, Wentz lobs a pass to Alshon Jeffery and Ward locks down Jeffery intercepting the pass.
1st & 10, Kareem Hunt takes a short carry to the two minute warning.
2nd & 8, Hunt takes a carry and is tackled behind the LOS.
3rd & 9, Hunt carries the ball once more to force the Eagles to call their final timeout.
4th & 9, Jamie Gillan punts the ball out of the Browns endzone to the 46.
1st & 10, Wentz checks down for seven yard gain to Boston Scott.
2nd & 3, Wentz finds Goedert underneath for a first down.
1st & 10, Wentz moves out of the pocket and finds Reagor underneath for seven yards.
3rd & 3, Wentz is stripped by Adrian Clayborn and recovered by the Eagles.
4th & 12, Wentz finds Reagor on the far sideline for a first down.
1st & Goal, Wentz steps up in the pocket and finds Goedert in the back of the endzone.
Browns 22 - Eagles 17
Browns defense steps up huge with 5 sacks and 9 points off of turnovers lifts the Browns to victory.
Harrison Bryant recovers the onside kick with ease.
Baker Mayfield kneels out the remainder of the clock.
Browns 7-3 and stay inside the tight AFC playoff race.