Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz did not play against the Cleveland Browns in the team's third pre-season game Thursday night, and the contest featured Super Bowl MVP and supporting QB Nick Foles against the NFL's No. 1 general selection of the NFL, Baker Mayfield. 19659002] At the top of the scoreboard, look for the result and click on the stats link for match statistics.
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Here's the AP summary:
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Super Bowl MVP has lost its magic touch. Nick Foles does not play like himself.
Foles threw two interceptions in the first half and Philadelphia's starting offense ̵
Foles, who replaced an injured Wentz last season and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title while becoming a cult hero, continued his nasty preseason. He completed 13 of 17 passes for 127 yards, but he threw the pickaxes and was fired three times, pulled out for a fumble and secured for safety.
His overall stats were better than a week ago against New England when he was injured. But he has made two bad decisions and the Eagles' first-team attacks have not sidelined over 14 games in three games.
"There are times when I'm fine, but I'm making some mistakes," Foles said. "As simple as that."
The Eagles (0-3) made four sales, allowed seven sacks and missed a field goal. Only two weeks left to prepare for the opening game against Atlanta, the winners of the Super Bowl have to work.
At this time, Foles, the unlikely hero of last season, is likely to launch the season as the Eagles wait for Wentz (19659006) Eagles coach Doug Pederson was upset over his team's offensive performance, not just over Foles  19659005] "I do not want to single a player, so do not put it all on Nick," Pederson said. It's not what you obviously want in the third preseason week. We still want to check and make sure we have the right people in the right places.
Cleveland had a known quarterback fright.
Starter Tyrod Taylor injured himself in the first quarter of his left hand, and the sight of him going to the side line has shuddered through fans in the First Energy Stadium Rookie Baker Mayfield replaced him for two series before Taylor returned Cleveland's starter finished 11 of 16 for 65 yards.
Taylor stayed in the dressing room after halftime to receive treatment .He left the stadium before joining reporters
Coach Hue Jackson said the x-rays were negative, but Taylor will undergo further tests on Friday.
"I was very worried, but I would not have put him back I do not think he was well "Jackson said," We'll keep looking and see where we're going next week. "
Mayfield, the # 1 overall pick, played the entire second half and gin g 8 out of 12 for 76 yards and an interception. He was examined in the second half for a concussion.
"Not my best game," Mayfield said. "I'm disappointed with myself. I got in with the first team and I have to get the ball out fast, not my best game ever."
The Browns intend to launch Taylor this season while Mayfield is developing with the only thing that could change the plan of injury – something that Cleveland knows all too well as he has been through 28 starting QBs since 1999.
With Foles behind the center, the Eagles' offensive, which lacked wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles and left tackle Jason Peters, has not scored a point in three exhibitions.
Foles hovered a long pass that safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun easily intercepted. Then, with a chance to finally score, Foles forced a throw into a crowd near the goal line and was selected by linebacker Jamie Collins.
"I'm just making mistakes," Foles said. "For me it's just getting back into the rhythm – and continuing to play the ball – we had a chance to win and made too many mistakes and that's up to me – if I refresh that, we'll win this game."
The Philadelphia defense posted four sacks and Cleveland's only goal-scoring – in front of a 54-yard field goal – was for minus 1 yard.
The Eagles also stopped the Browns on four games from the first.
"Our defense played well, they flew around and played," Pederson said. "The goalie was pretty impressive, that's what you want from your defense."
Eagles: Starting C Jason Kelce limped after making a block during the inaugural series. He did mobility and stretching exercises under the guidance of the training staff and returned for the next ownership of Philadelphia.
Brown's first choice Denzel Ward will undergo an MRI after suffering a back injury in the first quarter. Ward seemed to be twisting while fighting a 250-pound Zach Ertz. Ward, number 4 in the standings, was in the field for a few minutes before becoming self-employed. … Starting S Damarious Randall did not dress because of a knee injury. He was not on the team's original "not to play" list and Jackson said his knee was locked up during the warmup preparations. … Rookie WR Antonio Callaway did not dress after missing three exercises with a groin injury.
Eagles starting safety, Malcolm Jenkins stayed in tune during the national anthem and Michael Bennett was not in the field. Jenkins and Bennett are among the league's finest players in the ongoing controversy over players expressing their political views during The Star-Spangled Banner. Jenkins had previously stood with his fist on the sidelines to protest social injustice.
Wentz trained in the field hours before kicking off with a group of Eagles' receivers. He looked good on his drops as he drove diagonal routes and Quick-Hitter.
Brown's Defensive End Myles Garrett has been credited with dismissing Foles in the final zone for the first two points of the match.
Foles lost his body While leaning, he dropped to one knee and was touched by Garrett. Foles completed a turn, but the Browns challenged him and got a seat.
Brown's kicker Zane Gonzalez helped him with a 54-yard field goal his chance to keep his job. Gonzalez competes with Ross Martin.
Eagles: Host the New York Jets on August 30th.
Browns: Visit the Detroit Lions on August 30th.
Here's what you need to know:
Who: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns
When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium  Start: 8 pm Eastern
Announcer: Joe Buck (game-by-game) Troy Aikman (analyst) Erin Andrews (sideline)
Livescreen: NFL GamePass (subscription required), FuboTV (free trial)
An important fight for the Eagles will take place in the nap cornerback as the team alludes to rookie Avonte Maddox over Sidney Jones in year two.
EAGLES: Will Wentz play in the first week?
Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said on Monday that Thursday's preparatory match against the Cleveland Browns will determine who the team's nickel cornerback for Week 1, Jones, or rookie Avonte Maddox is.
"Nothing was set there, each guy has a bit different skills, a bit of different strengths and weaknesses," said Schwartz. "I think the competition is good, and this game will be a long way to go to decide who will play in the opening match."
Then, on Tuesday, head coach Doug Pederson agreed with Schwartz that Thursday is an important match in the seemingly open competition for the nickel cornerback job.
"It's a difficult position, it's a physical position, there's a lot going on inside, it's different than playing outside," Pederson said. "For two boys who are young players, and actually both are beginners, they learn every single day and every week they were exposed a lot, the next few weeks will be great for them.
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