The Philadelphia Eagles hope to soar in 2012 and that quest begins with them swooping into Cleveland to begin things against the Browns on Sunday. The first boot of the ball in Cleveland Browns Stadium is set for 1:00ET. The game will be shown regionally on the FOX Network.
Philadelphia (8-8 in 2011) had high hopes last year too, which failed to materialize. They did win their last 4 straight however. They then proceeded to win all 4 contests this preseason and appear ready to make a run at a Super Bowl berth this year. QB Michael Vick is listed as probable and is expected to start. Check the Football Odds for Eagles vs. Browns Game.
Cleveland (4-12 in 2011) took an opposite course than Philly last year, consecutively dropping their final 6 games of 2011. They managed to go 2-2 in this year’s exhibition schedule. Rookie QB Brandon Weeden gets the start, but fellow draft pick and 3rd selection overall, RB Trent Richardson is listed as questionable.
These teams have not gone head to head since the end of the 2008 season when Philly beat the Browns 30-10. In that one, the Eagles were favored by 15 ½ points, easily winning and covering at home. Before that, Philly was favored by 7 over Cleveland in 2004, winning 34-31 in overtime but failing to cover the spread.
The Browns had been on a 2-14 run ATS before turning it around and going 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. In their last eleven, they have only averaged 11.5 ppg, but a number of new additions may give them a bit more competence on offense.
The Eagles had a tough year in 2011 compared to expectations. However, in their final four games of the season, they outscored opponents 125-43. Start your Football Gambling on Eagles vs. Browns Game.
Philadelphia is favored on the road by 8.5 points at a -$110. The O/U of 43.5 total points is also available at -$110.
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