Amidst cloudy and rainy weather in Cleveland, the home team was able to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 22-17. Other than a turnover by Baker Mayfield, the Browns played mistake free football, as well as rushed the ball effectively to secure the win. The 7-3 Browns have remained a strong team in the AFC, relying on quarterback Baker Mayfield and their two-headed rushing attack monster of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to propel them to victory seven times this season. Turnovers continued to plague the Eagles, as Carson Wentz threw two interceptions to add to his league leading total on the season, which after Sunday sits at 14. Eagles running back Miles Sanders put the ball on the ground early in the game for the Eagles, who were driving down the field on the opening drive. This, as well as poor decisions made by the Eagles offensively cost the Eagles any chance of victory Sunday.
The Browns were led by Baker Mayfield, who had another solid day behind center on Sunday. Mayfield completed only 12 of 22 pass attempts for 204 yards and no touchdowns, but they were not needed Sunday. The Browns running game powered the Browns to the win, as Nick Chubb led the rushing attack with 20 carries and 114 yards. Kareem Hunt carried the ball 13 times for 11 yards, but was the only Browns running back to find the end zone on Sunday. Three Browns receiving caught three passes Sunday as KhaDarel Hodge, Rashard Higgins and Austin Hopper each hauled in three passes for 73, 65 and 33 yards receiving respectively. Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey added to the Browns scoring on Sunday, making two of three field goals on the day.
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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed 21 of 35 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on a day where Wentz continued to make poor decisions and mistakes. The Eagles running game again showed that they are the bright spot on the offense as Miles Sanders rushed the ball 16 times for 66 yards, but did not find the end zone. Boston Scott complemented Sanders with five carries for 24 yards and no scores. After scoring zero touchdowns last weekend in the air, the Eagles found scored two receiving touchdowns Sunday as both tight ends Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers both scored. Goedert caught five passes for 77 yards and score, while Jalen Reagor hauled in four passes for 52 yards. Alshon Jeffery, who returned from injury last week, was again a non factor in the Eagles offense.
The Browns will play the Jacksonville Jaguars next week as they continue to prove they are one of the better teams in the AFC. The Eagles will have to wait untill Monday to play again, as they host the Seattle Seahawks.
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