The stories behind the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles are aplenty. Cleveland had a chance to draft an elite quarterback but elected to move down in the draft while Philadelphia moved up and got their next quarterback in Carson Wentz. As the two teams play to begin the 2016 season, they will be looking to get off on the right foot with their new quarterbacks under center and high expectations to succeed. Here is a look at the matchup.
Cleveland turns to Robert Griffin III as their man under center. Griffin moves from Washington to Cleveland and hopes the change of scenery will turn his career around. The Browns decided after a 3-13 season that Griffin was a better option than either Wentz or Jared Goff, who could have been had by the Browns in the draft. The run game is up to Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson Jr. while Corey Coleman will be depended on to be the top receiver for a team that will likely be behind quite a bit this season. This may be a long season in Cleveland.
The Eagles will turn to Wentz after trading Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. There will be a learning curve for the former North Dakota State quarterback and with a new coach also in Philadelphia, expectations will still be for the playoffs, even if it doesn’t look likely. With changes at running back as well as in the wide receiver core, the offense could be in serious trouble. It will be up to the Eagles’ defense to hold down the fort in a difficult NFC East and looking to avoid a last place finish after the team had high hopes as recently as last year.
What time is the Eagles vs. Browns game?
The Eagles vs. Browns game will begin at 1:00 P.M. EST/12:00 P.M. CST.
What date and channel will the Eagles vs. Browns game be on?
The Eagles vs. Browns game will be played on Sunday, September 11 and can be seen on CBS.