Box Score: Eagles 17, Browns 16

The Cleveland Browns dropped their season opener against the Eagles in unsurprisingly heartbreaking fashion on Sunday. The defense played well against Michael Vick and the Eagles, but a late touchdown with just over a minute to play handed Philly the one-point win. Vick had an otherwise ugly day, but it wasn’t as bad as the debut of Brandon Weeden.

The Browns rookie quarterback finished the afternoon with four picks, and all 16 of the Browns points were a direct result of turnovers forced by the defense.


Philadelphia EaglesCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Michael Vick(notes)295631751.85.72112451.0
Cleveland BrownsCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Brandon Weeden(notes)123511834.33.427045.1


Philadelphia EaglesRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
LeSean McCoy(notes)201105.52201
Michael Vick(notes)7324.61600
DeSean Jackson(notes)155.0500
Bryce Brown(notes)231.5400
Cleveland BrownsRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Trent Richardson(notes)19392.1900
Travis Benjamin(notes)13535.03500
Brandon Weeden(notes)22512.52500


Philadelphia EaglesRecYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Jeremy Maclin(notes)79613.74610
DeSean Jackson(notes)47719.33500
Brent Celek(notes)46516.32800
Jason Avant(notes)4276.8800
LeSean McCoy(notes)6264.31001
Clay Harbor(notes)3165.31010
Damaris Johnson(notes)11010.01000
Cleveland BrownsRecYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Mohamed Massaquoi(notes)34113.72400
Josh Gordon(notes)23216.02000
Brandon Jackson(notes)22010.01400
Travis Benjamin(notes)11212.01200
Benjamin Watson(notes)294.5600
Trent Richardson(notes)155.0500
Alex Smith(notes)1-1-1.0-100


Philadelphia EaglesXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Alex Henery(notes)22124250.05
Cleveland BrownsXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Phil Dawson(notes)113343100.010


Philadelphia EaglesPuntAvgBlkIn20TB
Chas Henry(notes)655.0010
Cleveland BrownsPuntAvgBlkIn20TB
Reggie Hodges(notes)744.0031

Kick/Punt Returns

Philadelphia EaglesKRYdsAvgLngTDPRYdsAvgLngTD
Brandon Boykin(notes)24623.0290000.000
Stanley Havili(notes)11818.0180000.000
Damaris Johnson(notes)000.000166.060
Cleveland BrownsKRYdsAvgLngTDPRYdsAvgLngTD
Joshua Cribbs(notes)39130.339067813.0230
Emmanuel Stephens(notes)177.070000.000


Philadelphia EaglesTackAstSackYdsFFumFumRPDIntYdsIntTD
Kurt Coleman(notes)500.00.00002130
Akeem Jordan(notes)500.00.0000000
DeMeco Ryans(notes)500.00.0000000
Mychal Kendricks(notes)500.00.0000000
Nate Allen(notes)500.00.0000000
Jason Babin(notes)301.00.0000000
Cullen Jenkins(notes)300.00.0000000
Brian Rolle(notes)200.00.0000000
Michael Vick(notes)200.00.0000000
Curtis Marsh(notes)110.00.0000000
Brandon Boykin(notes)110.00.0001000
Trent Cole(notes)110.00.0000000
Fletcher Cox(notes)101.07.0000000
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie(notes)100.00.0002200
LeSean McCoy(notes)100.00.0000000
Jamar Chaney(notes)100.00.0000000
Brandon Graham(notes)100.00.0000000
Nnamdi Asomugha(notes)100.00.0003000
Clay Harbor(notes)100.00.0000000
Darryl Tapp(notes)100.00.0000000
Jason Avant(notes)100.00.0000000
Cleveland BrownsTackAstSackYdsFFumFumRPDIntYdsIntTD
Buster Skrine(notes)800.00.0001000
Craig Robertson(notes)630.00.0001110
T.J. Ward(notes)511.010.0000000
Joe Haden(notes)510.00.00001500
Kaluka Maiava(notes)510.00.0001000
Sheldon Brown(notes)300.00.0000000
Frostee Rucker(notes)300.00.0000000
Dimitri Patterson(notes)300.00.0000000
Ahtyba Rubin(notes)300.00.0001000
D’Qwell Jackson(notes)210.00.00111271
L.J. Fort(notes)201.01.00011100
Billy Winn(notes)200.00.0000000
Greg Little(notes)200.00.0000000
Emmanuel Stephens(notes)200.00.0000000
Eric Hagg(notes)110.00.0001000
Tashaun Gipson(notes)100.00.0000000
Juqua Parker(notes)100.00.0000000
Travis Benjamin(notes)100.00.0000000
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen(notes)100.00.0000000
Jabaal Sheard(notes)100.00.0001000


  • Big Z

    If Marecic, Little, or AJ Fort catch those balls, the Browns win.

    Still, WAY better than I imagined it would be. I expected this thing to be WAY out of hand by the half. Thanks for the watchable game BROWNS. I’ll see you go 1-0 someday…

  • joedoggs

    I can’t believe how bad the quarterback play was…hate to say it but McCoy wins that game

  • Tron

    You honestly can’t try to blame the loss on any of those players when we had a quarterback who 4 int can you?? I mean I hate marecic as much as the next guy but that pitiful offensive performance has pretty squarely on #3.

  • joedoggs

    Colt McCoy wins that

  • C-Bus Kevin

    If, before this game, I told you Michael Vick was going to throw 4 picks, you’d probably say that Weeden would be better, right?

    I just can’t get over it. This offense somehow moved backwards in the offseason. I know it’s just one game, but name the one thing you can point to that the Browns did well when they had the ball.

    Protect possession? Nope.

    Break off a few long carries? No sir.

    At least Weeden looked serviceable, right? No even close.

    From where I sit, it currently looks like we wasted our 2 first round picks. There’s still hope for Richardson, but Weeden was beyond bad. I’m not going to hang this on the receivers either. Sure, Little had the one key drop in the red zone, but Weeden missed plenty of open receivers…twice for easy scores where they had their man beaten badly in the endzone.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Weeden took what he learned in the preseason and built upon it for today. This is why you play him in the fourth game of preseason.

  • Matt S

    So it turns out Brandon Weeden is awful. Shocking, I know. Completing barely over 1/3 of his passes, a paltry 3.4 yards per attempt, and four interceptions. Meanwhile, Richardson couldn’t get anything going since our guards were demolished by the Eagle’s defensive front on just about every running play.

    Not giving up on Weeden yet, but you can’t help but wonder if this team would have been better off with just an average quarterback like Colt McCoy.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Vick kept the football team for which I will not name in the game before winning it for his.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Watchable? It was only watchable because of the defensive performance. The D gave this team every chance in the world to win this game, and they did nothing.

  • Dee P

    Little’s was by far the worst. Weeden looked confident on that drive, and punching it in there would have done wonders for him the rest of the game. It was easy to see after they play he became gun shy and rattled. It was a great throw, hit Little in the numbers, and another drop. He had a ton of overthrows after that play where guys were open. Overthrows are a lack of confidence. To me Little was the goat of the game. And it’s not even close.

  • Tron

    Our 2 crappy first round pick performances should have been RG3 hitting those wide open reviewers for touchdowns. Not 2 yards a carry average and 4 interceptions.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Agreed. The comparison couldn’t have been easier to make. We got to watch RG3 highlights all game long.

    I wanted to believe Weeden could be the answer, but unless he shows up soon, we’ll be wishing we had RG3 for the next decade.

  • Vick had a pathetic 51 QB rating, which was ten times Weeden’s rating of 5.1

  • klax04

    Defense was wow in a good way and offense was wow in a bad way, made for an exciting game. However Weeden made me sick to my stomach. Already a failed experiment, and why spend more time developing a qb who has no time left to develop?

  • Chicken

    Egg – this is clearly a case where the players around Weeden blew this game.

  • Guest17

    Lets be optimistic. A great Defense that keeps your team in games is just as good as an offense that keeps you in the game. I think moving forwards, the Browns will have a top 10 defense in the NFL. That is totally worth watching.