Philadelphia Eagles vs Cleveland Browns, Preseason game 3: How to watch
Two more games remain on the 2018 preseason slate. On August 23rd, the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Cleveland Browns. We’ve got everything you need to get you ready.
Many moons ago, the Cleveland Browns passed on Donovan McNabb. The Philadelphia Eagles took ‘Number 5’, and regardless of how things turned out in the end, you have to admit that worked out pretty well with that decision. ‘The Birds’ enjoyed tremendous success with McNabb at the helm, despite falling short of football’s ultimate prize.
Cleveland has yet to find a signal caller that they can hand the keys to their franchise to.
Now, flash forward. It’s 2016, and the Browns are again in position to find their franchise quarterback. They trade that pick, and the Eagles end up with Carson Wentz. The Eagles win Super Bowl LII despite Wentz’s absence, and the Browns have limped their way to a 1-31 record.
This past April, they passed on the likes of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen in favor of Baker Mayfield. The jury’s still out on that one, but if history is any indicator, here’s what we believe has a strong possibility of happening.
Selecting Mayfield won’t work out, and about 16 years from now, Philly will find another franchise quarterback thanks in large part to an assist from the Browns’ organization.
The two teams meet tonight in should be a dress rehearsal for both of them. Expect the starters to go for three quarters.
Let’s go behind enemy lines:
Video courtesy of Cleveland Browns on cleveland.com’s official YouTube page
Here’s how you can watch on television:
Date: Thursday, August 23rd
Start Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium
TV: This one’s nationally televised on FOX
Online Stream: NFL Game Pass (Check out their free trial), FUBO and FOX Sports Go. Verizon Wireless subscribers can also stream the game on their phones at no charge.
The NFL Network will replay the game on Friday, August 23 at 12:00 AM EST, 10:00 AM EST, and 4:00 PM EST.
Who’s calling the game?
It’s nationally televised. You’ve got Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (color), with Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink, and Mike Pereira handling sideline duty.
If listening via radio, catch the live stream on 94 WIP-FM, and let Merrill Reese (play-by-play), Mike Quick (color), and Howard Eskin show you how games are supposed to be called.
If listening in Cleveland tune into 92.3 The Fan (WKRK), ESPN 850 WKNR or WNCX (98.5). Jim Donovan, Doug Dieken and Nathan Zegura handle the call.
According to sportsbookreview.com, the Browns are favored by anywhere from three to three-and-a-half points, depending on who you’re asking. Enjoy the game!