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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.

Passing

Philadelphia Eagles Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Michael Vick(notes) 29 56 317 51.8 5.7 2 11 2 4 51.0
Cleveland Browns Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Brandon Weeden(notes) 12 35 118 34.3 3.4 2 7 0 4 5.1

Rushing

Philadelphia Eagles Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
LeSean McCoy(notes) 20 110 5.5 22 0 1
Michael Vick(notes) 7 32 4.6 16 0 0
DeSean Jackson(notes) 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Bryce Brown(notes) 2 3 1.5 4 0 0
Cleveland Browns Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Trent Richardson(notes) 19 39 2.1 9 0 0
Travis Benjamin(notes) 1 35 35.0 35 0 0
Brandon Weeden(notes) 2 25 12.5 25 0 0

Receiving

Philadelphia Eagles Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Jeremy Maclin(notes) 7 96 13.7 46 1 0
DeSean Jackson(notes) 4 77 19.3 35 0 0
Brent Celek(notes) 4 65 16.3 28 0 0
Jason Avant(notes) 4 27 6.8 8 0 0
LeSean McCoy(notes) 6 26 4.3 10 0 1
Clay Harbor(notes) 3 16 5.3 10 1 0
Damaris Johnson(notes) 1 10 10.0 10 0 0
Cleveland Browns Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Mohamed Massaquoi(notes) 3 41 13.7 24 0 0
Josh Gordon(notes) 2 32 16.0 20 0 0
Brandon Jackson(notes) 2 20 10.0 14 0 0
Travis Benjamin(notes) 1 12 12.0 12 0 0
Benjamin Watson(notes) 2 9 4.5 6 0 0
Trent Richardson(notes) 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Alex Smith(notes) 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 0

Kicking

Philadelphia Eagles XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Alex Henery(notes) 2 2 1 2 42 50.0 5
Cleveland Browns XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Phil Dawson(notes) 1 1 3 3 43 100.0 10

Punting

Philadelphia Eagles Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Chas Henry(notes) 6 55.0 0 1 0
Cleveland Browns Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Reggie Hodges(notes) 7 44.0 0 3 1

Kick/Punt Returns

Philadelphia Eagles KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Brandon Boykin(notes) 2 46 23.0 29 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Stanley Havili(notes) 1 18 18.0 18 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Damaris Johnson(notes) 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 6 6.0 6 0
Cleveland Browns KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Joshua Cribbs(notes) 3 91 30.3 39 0 6 78 13.0 23 0
Emmanuel Stephens(notes) 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Defense

Philadelphia Eagles Tack Ast Sack Yds FFum FumR PD Int Yds IntTD
Kurt Coleman(notes) 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2 13 0
Akeem Jordan(notes) 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DeMeco Ryans(notes) 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mychal Kendricks(notes) 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nate Allen(notes) 5 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Babin(notes) 3 0 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cullen Jenkins(notes) 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Rolle(notes) 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Vick(notes) 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Marsh(notes) 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Boykin(notes) 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Trent Cole(notes) 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fletcher Cox(notes) 1 0 1.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 2 2 0 0
LeSean McCoy(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamar Chaney(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Graham(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nnamdi Asomugha(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Clay Harbor(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darryl Tapp(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Avant(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cleveland Browns Tack Ast Sack Yds FFum FumR PD Int Yds IntTD
Buster Skrine(notes) 8 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Craig Robertson(notes) 6 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 1 1 0
T.J. Ward(notes) 5 1 1.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Haden(notes) 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 50 0
Kaluka Maiava(notes) 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sheldon Brown(notes) 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frostee Rucker(notes) 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dimitri Patterson(notes) 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ahtyba Rubin(notes) 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
D’Qwell Jackson(notes) 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 1 27 1
L.J. Fort(notes) 2 0 1.0 1.0 0 0 1 1 10 0
Billy Winn(notes) 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Little(notes) 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Stephens(notes) 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hagg(notes) 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tashaun Gipson(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juqua Parker(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Benjamin(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jabaal Sheard(notes) 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0

 

  • 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.