The Cleveland Browns took on the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. The Browns got on board by getting a safety in the first quarter. Their defense was phenomenal in the first half. They pressured and sacked quarterback Marcus Mariota making it difficult for him. However, their second-half defense performance wasn’t equal to their first-half performance. The Browns gave up 15 points in the second half.
Wide receiver Austin Watkins Jr. caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Kellen Mond to put the Browns back on top 15-10. The Browns offensive lineman protected Mond in that possession. No pressure from the Eagles’ defense.
In the fourth quarter, while trailing 18-15, Browns kicker Cade York kicked a 43-yard field to tie the game 18-18. Browns could’ve put Cade York in another great situation and this time to win the game. However, it didn’t go as planned. Browns’ wide receiver Mike Harley Jr. had a mental error at the wrong time of the game. He should’ve gone out of bounds but stayed in bounds. The Browns could’ve had at least one or two seconds left on the clock had he gone out of bounds on time. Harley Jr. got tackled by Josiah Scott. The game ended in a tie. It was a lousy finish for Cleveland.
The Browns should’ve won this game. They had an advantage over the Eagles in many categories. The Browns had more third-down conversions, first-downs, passing and rushing yards than the Eagles.
Watkins Jr. had a great night. He caught seven receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. Browns quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 13 of his 25 passes for 164 yards. He’s arguably the second-best quarterback on this team. He has that dog in him. He’s bringing a lot of good value and he’s showing it during the preseason.
Browns will be on the road once again to take on the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs next Saturday, August 26, at 1 p.m.