The Philadelphia Eagles come into Week 11 looking to erase the memory of last week’s horrible loss. Their opponent this week is the Cleveland Browns. The Browns, while a good team, have been a bit inconsistent all season. An Eagles win is paramount to any chances they have of keeping their NFC East division lead.
The first quarter left much to be desired as neither team really got anything going. Both teams failed to capitalize on great opportunities to come away with points. Miles Sanders fumbled inside the Cleveland 10 yard line and the Browns were stopped on 4th and goal from inside the one. This lead to a 0-0 score after one quarter of play.
The second quarter could not start off more disastrous for Carson Wentz and Philadelphia. After moving the chains the struggling quarterback inexplicably forced a pass to his running back, resulting in a pick six that put Philly in a whole down 7-0. The Eagles defense however, did their part and continued to keep Baker Mayfield and company from adding to the lead. Both teams would trade stops for the rest of the quarter, and Cleveland would go into the half with a 7-0 lead.
For the first time in what seems like an eternity, the Eagles forced a turnover on their first defensive possession of the third quarter. The strip sack by Fletcher Cox set up a beautiful throw and catch from Wentz to Richard Rodgers. The score knotted the game a 7 a piece. Cleveland responded with a field goal after taking advantage of a busted coverage, and the Browns retook the lead. Philly would then surrender a safety at the end of the quarter, as Cleveland would take a 12-7 advantage into the fourth.
Philadelphia’s defense responded to the safety with a block field goal to give the team some hope. The Eagles got a field goal on offense to cut the lead to two on their next drive. However, the defense finally caved and the Browns used large chucks in the run game to make it a two possession game. Cleveland would add another field goal later in the quarter pushing their advantage to twelve 22-10. Wentz would eventually find his tight end Dallas Goedert with 33 seconds left to make it a one score game. But it was too little too late and the Eagles would lose again.
Final Score Browns 22 Eagles 17