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Eagles vs. Browns Game Recap | Preseason Week 2

Eagles WIN!!!
Eagles WIN!!!

The Eagles take on the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in their second preseason competition following two productive joint practices in Cleveland. Here's what you need to know about the game so far:

First Quarter

• All of the Eagles' starters, with the exception of rookie Cam Jurgens, who's been taking first-team reps in place of an injured Jason Kelce, did not dress for the outing on Sunday afternoon. The starters got plenty of meaningful reps during two mild-weathered days of practice against a competitive Cleveland team during their two joint practices.

• QB2 Gardner Minshew led the Eagles' second team to start the game, he started hot with a perfect 4-for-4 for 43 yards on the team's first series – it was reminiscent of Hurts' 6-for-6 debut against the Jets.

• Boston Scott didn't play in the first preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field due to concussion protocol, but he was not slow to remind everyone of his role on this team's offense. The 5-foot-6 running back had a staggering 11 touches in the first series – he rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and had one reception for 11 yards, capping it with a 1-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles ahead at the top of the first quarter. The Eagles marched 76 yards in 14 plays, taking 7:26 off the clock for the early lead.

• The Browns answered with an 83-yard drive that resulted in a 3-yard rush for a touchdown by Cleveland quarterback Josh Dobbs to tie the game with 3:30 left in the first quarter.

Second Quarter

• Similar to Scott, Kenneth Gainwell didn't play in the preseason opener due to a hip injury. Also similar to Scott, Gainwell capitalized on his 2022 debut reps. He rushed for 46 yards, finishing the team's 75-yard drive with a 2-yard score putting the Eagles ahead 14-7 with 10:55 left in the first half.

• The Browns minimized the deficit to four; Cade York scored on a 50-yard field goal with 7:50 left in the second quarter to make it 14-10.

• Coming out of the two-minute warning before half, the offense lined up in a fourth-down shotgun formation at the 2-yard line but couldn't take advantage of the chance to score. Minshew's throw meant for wide receiver Britain Covey nearly became a Browns' pick-six before it was dropped by cornerback Herb Miller.

• With four seconds remaining, Eagles cornerback Josh Jobe defended a second-and-goal scoring attempt by the Browns, a pass intended for Mike Harley, forcing Cleveland to settle for another York field goal. The Eagles finished the half ahead, 14-13.

Third Quarter

• The Browns took their first lead of the game early in the second half. Running back John Kelly Jr. scored on a 6-yard run at 10:08 to complete an 11-play, 75-yard Cleveland drive to make it 20-14 Browns.

• Reid Sinnett saw his first snaps of the game at quarterback, but finished the series 0-of-2 in completions. The Eagles' offense was unable to get a first down. Arryn Siposs punted 44 yards to the Cleveland 15.

• On the subsequent drive, the Eagles forced another field goal attempt from Cade York – this time, 55 yards. The rookie, however, kicked his first miss of the day.

• Reid Sinnett made his first completion of the day, connecting with Devon Allen on a 55-yard touchdown pass for his first catch and score of the preseason. The Eagles are up 21-20 at 3:42 remaining after a successful Jake Elliott kick.

Fourth Quarter

• Down 21-10, Cleveland quarterback Josh Rosen threw two consecutive incompletions with the fourth-down attempt defended by linebacker Shaun Bradley on a pass intended for Javon Wims. The Eagles took over at their own 47 with 3:09 left in the game.

• Cleveland earned another chance to score at 1:54 following a failed third-down shotgun attempt from quarterback Carson Strong to Devon Allen, in Strong's first reps of the day. Rosen recorded four straight incomplete passes in Cleveland's final drive, one was disrupted by cornerback Mac McCain. The Eagles solidified their 21-20 lead, tallying their first preseason win.

It's Eagles-Browns in a Sunday afternoon preseason clash. Check out some of the sideline photos from the team's photographers.

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