On Thursday night, the Browns and Eagles deadlocked 18-18 at Lincoln Financial Field.
After entering the fourth quarter with a 15-10 lead, the Browns were unable to hold off the Eagles, who tied the game with 6:16 remaining. With two minutes remaining, the Browns had another chance to take the lead, but K Cade York missed a 41-yard field goal after nailing his previous three efforts.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, a rookie quarterback, earned his first career start and played the full first half, showcasing his toughness and ability to throw the long ball.paragraph - under_first_paragraph -->
Thompson-Robinson hit WR Cedric Tillman on a 36-yard bomb, then hit WR Austin Watkins with a 22-yard pass and a 27-yard pass. Thompson-Robinson completed 13 of 25 throws for 164 yards on the day.
Watkins scored the Browns’ first touchdown pass of the day on a 32-yard catch and also caught a 23-yard one-handed throw from QB Kellen Mond. Watkins has seven catches for 139 yards on the day.
The defence, on the other hand, was the story of the first half. For the second straight game, the Browns scored the first points of the game when LB Mohamoud Diabate stopped Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell for a two-yard loss, resulting in a safety. Diabate also forced a fumble on Eagles RB Trey Sermon, which was recovered by Browns CB Cameron Mitchell.
S Ronnie Hickman picked off QB Marcus Mariota in the first quarter for his third pick in two games. Hickman was forced to leave the game in the second quarter due to concussion protocol.
With six sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception, the defence controlled the game.
The Browns return to action on August 26 when they face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.