The Browns got off to a disastrous start to the second quarter. TE Gary Barnidge dropped an easy third down pass, and then Cleveland tried to pull off a silly fake punt from inside their own territory that failed miserably. Then, QB Carson Wentz had a big first-down completion to put Philadelphia in a goal-to-go situation. Fortunately, his third down pass to WR Jordan Matthews (which CB Joe Haden in coverage) was way too high. K Caleb Sturgis connected from 22 yards out to take a 10-0 lead.
On the team’s next drive, WR Terrelle Pryor made a couple of catches, including a fantastic jump ball catch for 44 yards over a defender. After a pass interference penalty to extend the drive, RB Isaiah Crowell took it around the corner for a 2-yard touchdown to draw to within 10-7.
The Browns’ defense took care of business on the next drive, forcing more and more pressure by their youngsters on defense. On their next offensive drive, Cleveland was moving the ball well, but then a tipped pass led to an interception. Philadelphia then finally got some momentum back on offense in the two-minute drill. The defense held him to a 38-yard field goal. Philadelphia has a 13-7 lead heading into the half; Cleveland will get the ball first in the third quarter.
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Date/Time: Thursday, September 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Television: CBS - Greg Gumbel & Trent Green
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX