CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns fell to the Philadelphia Eagles during Sunday’s preseason game — the first time on their home turf since last season. The final score was 21-20.
The 1 p.m. game at FirstEnergy Stadium didn’t feature many familiar faces — no Jacoby Brissett or Deshaun Watson — but instead the Browns offense was led by Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen.
4:07 p.m. The game ends uneventfully, with the Eagles leading by 1 still.
3:57 p.m. At the 2-minute warning our score stays the same. The Browns have no more timeouts left.
3:33 p.m. The fourth quarter continues with just a 1-point differential.
3:15 p.m. The Eagles answered and the score is now 21-20, Eagles up.
2:51 p.m. The Browns are back in the third quarter and quickly score a touchdown, getting their first lead of the day. John Kelly made it happen. Score is now 20-13, Browns up.
2:28 p.m. After a 19-yard field goal by York, Eagles lead at the half; 14-13
2:05 p.m. Back-to-back deep passes; 24- and 23-yard passes from Minshew to Cain.
1:55 p.m. In his FirstEnergy Stadium debut, Cade York kicked a 50-yard field goal.
1:46 p.m. Gainwell went up the middle for 2 yards for an Eagles touchdown. The score is 14-7 Eagles.
1:17 p.m. Eagles snag the first touchdown of the game with a 1-yard leap. The extra point is good.
1:10 p.m. The Eagles have the first possession.
12:30 p.m. In a tweet, the Browns announced Dobbs is getting the start.
Both the Browns and the Eagles were resting the majority of their starters for the preseason game.
“It’s a great opportunity. We’re not playing starters but we’re playing a lot of guys that are fighting for their football lives so to speak,” Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said earlier in the week. “Excited to see those guys go out and perform.”
The team on Sunday released the injury list:
- #12 WR Michael Woods II (hamstring)
- #20 CB Greg Newsome II (hamstring)
- #58 DE Isaiah Thomas (hand)
- #69 DE Chase Winovich (hamstring)
Browns fans and players finally got some answers this week as the NFL announced Watson would be suspended for 11 games for sexual misconduct. The potential suspension had been looming over the team with questions about whether one of the most expensive contracts in NFL history would pay off or whether Watson would be playing at all.
Brissett is going to be the starter through November.
Here’s the regular season schedule:
- Week 1: Sept. 11 – at Carolina Panthers – 1 p.m.
- Week 2: Sept. 18 – New York Jets – 1 p.m.
- Week 3: Sept. 22 (Thu) – Pittsburgh Steelers – 8:15 p.m.
- Week 4: Oct. 2 – at Atlanta Falcons – 1 p.m.
- Week 5: Oct. 9 – Los Angeles Chargers – 1 p.m.
- Week 6: Oct. 16 – New England Patriots – 1 p.m.
- Week 7: Oct. 23 – at Baltimore Ravens – 1 p.m.
- Week 8: Oct. 31 (Mon) – Cincinnati Bengals – 8:15 p.m.
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10: Nov. 13 – at Miami Dolphins – 1 p.m.
- Week 11: Nov. 20 – at Buffalo Bills – 1 p.m.
- Week 12: Nov. 27 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1 p.m. on FOX
Here are the remaining games with Watson potentially on the active roster.
- Week 13: Dec. 4 – at Houston Texans – 1 p.m.
- Week 14: Dec. 11 – at Cincinnati Bengals – 1 p.m.
- Week 15: Dec. 18 – Baltimore Ravens – TBD
- Week 16: Dec. 24 (Sat) – New Orleans Saints – 1 p.m.
- Week 17: Jan. 1 – at Washington Commanders – 1 p.m. on FOX
- Week 18: Jan 8 – at Pittsburgh Steelers – TBD
The Browns face the Chicago Bears in Cleveland Saturday for their last preseason game.