NFL Preseason Betting, Fantasy Football Takeaways from Thursday Night Football
- The Browns topped the Eagles 5-0 on Thursday in what was Cleveland's second win of the preseason.
- The Browns scored on a safety and field goal in the first half, but neither team scored after halftime.
Ian Hartitz takes a look at key takeaways from Thursday night.
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Cleveland Browns 5, Philadelphia Eagles 0
- Closing Spread: Browns -3
- Closing Over/Under: 41.5
As the final score might indicate, not much went right on the offensive side of the ball for the Eagles. Nick Foles will finish the preseason with exactly zero points to show for his 10 drives of work.
- Lost fumble recovered for touchdown
- Turnover on downs
- Lost fumble
- Lost fumble
Even more concerning were continued struggles along the offensive line. The Eagles allowed seven sacks Thursday night after giving up eight last week; they surrendered more than three sacks only once in 19 games last season.
It’s only the preseason, and the offensive line is a force to be reckoned with when fully healthy, but allowing hits on your quarterback is never OK.
The fifth-year pro has done everything in his power to hold off the rookie through two weeks, as Hyde has gained 108 yards and scored a touchdown on just 17 attempts — good for a robust 6.4 yards per carry.
Tyrod Taylor (left wrist) and Baker Mayfield (concussion) dealt with injury scares, but each was medically cleared to return after some tense moments. While neither found much success through the air, they did manage to feed Jarvis Landry with a game-high 10 targets.