Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
by Josh Schonwald - 9/7/2015
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Cleveland Browns take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. Last season the Browns were 6-10-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 8-8-0. The Eagles had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread.
Cleveland scored 17 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 30th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 23 passes on 38 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 236 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 21st in the league. The Browns ran for an average of 96 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranked them 22nd in the NFL. They also ran 65 plays per contest and averaged 5.1 yards per play for an average of 332 yards per game, ranking their offense 26th overall last season. The Browns averaged 19 first downs per game which ranked them 28th in the league. They accumulated 67.7 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranked 8th in the NFL.
Cleveland allowed 251 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in the league, and they allowed 27 points per contest on defense, which ranked 29th. They gave up 20 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Browns allowed 128 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for a 4.4 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 30th in the NFL. Cleveland allowed 379 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 27th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.3 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.8 penalties for 52.1 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among all teams in the league.
Philadelphia averaged 24 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 13th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 25 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage. They threw for 255 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 12th. The Eagles ran for an average of 109 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 14th on the ground. They also ran 69 plays per game and averaged 5.3 yards per play for a total of 364 yards per game, ranking them 12th in the league on offense. The Eagles got an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranked 11th. They averaged 51.2 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 13th in the NFL.
Philadelphia allowed an average of 267 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 28th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 27 points per contest, which had them ranked 28th. They gave up 25 completions on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Eagles allowed 135 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the NFL. Philadelphia allowed 402 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranked 30th in the league. They forced 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 65.6 yards in each contest, ranking 31st.
Austin Davis finished his last game of last season with 240 yards through the air for Cleveland. He completed 24 passes out of 46 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Browns were led in rushing by Isaiah Crowell, who finished with 53 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Gary Barnidge led the team in receiving. He had a total of 66 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 8 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Cleveland had 263 total yards on 76 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 5 by way of penalty for a total of 22 first downs on the game. The Browns rushed for 86 yards by way of 23 carries.
Sam Bradford finished his last game of last season with 320 yards through the air for Philadelphia. He completed 30 passes out of 38 attempts for a 79% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by DeMarco Murray, who finished with 69 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Zach Ertz led the team in receiving. He had a total of 152 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. Philadelphia had 435 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 23 first downs on the game. The Eagles rushed for 120 yards by way of 26 carries.
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland was 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
Cleveland had an ATS record of 6-10-0 last season
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia was 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
Philadelphia had an ATS record of 7-9-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 DB Tracy Howard Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
09/02/16 DL Desmond Bryant Pectoral IR
08/11/16 DE Armonty Bryant Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
07/25/16 WR Josh Gordon Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/07/16 DT Bennie Logan Calf probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/07/16 CB Jalen Mills Hamstring probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/07/16 LB Mychal Kendricks Hamstring probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/07/16 CB Nolan Carroll Ankle probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/07/16 DE Vinny Curry Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/06/16 WR Jordan Matthews Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/05/16 QB Carson Wentz Ribs is upgraded to expected to start Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/05/16 T Lane Johnson Possible Suspension "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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