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Sunday, September 11, the Cleveland Browns square off against the Philadelphia Eagles. The game, to be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on CBS. Read on for our Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles preview.
According to ESPN's matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Philadelphia wins the matchup between the two team 69.4% of the time. The spread also suggests that the Eagles are the favorite to win the matchup.
The contest is scheduled to be played at Lincoln Financial Field, which has a capacity of 69,176 fans.
Spread: Philadelphia Eagles -4
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles preview
The Browns open non-conference play by visiting the Philadelphia Eagles before taking on divisional opponent Baltimore in Week 2. The Browns face the New England Patriots in Tom Brady's first game coming off of his 4-game suspension. Cleveland travels to Pittsburgh to welcome in the New Year and close out their season in Week 17.
The Eagles open the season against the lowly Browns before traveling to the Windy City to face conference opponent Chicago in Week 2. Philadelphia has a tough end to the 2016 campaign as they travel to Baltimore in Week 15 before facing divisional opponents New York and Dallas in Week 16 and Week 17 respectively.
The Browns have struggled in recent years and 2015 was no different. Cleveland finished the 2015 campaign with a 3-13 record.
The Philadelphia Eagles finished the 2015 season 7-9 after going 10-6 the previous two seasons under Chip Kelly.
Hue Jackson is entering his first season as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. He coached the Oakland Raiders for one season in 2011 going 8-8.
Doug Pederson is the first time head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles after three seasons as the Kansas City Chief's offensive coordinator under former Eagles coach Andy Reid.
The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles have met 48 times in history with the Browns holding a 31-16-1 advantage over the Eagles.
Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles prediction:
The Browns and Eagles are in their first season's under new head coaches. They are both starting new quarterbacks. The Eagles bring No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz into his first season, meanwhile the Browns brought Robert Griffin III on board in the offseason. There will be some growing pains in this opening weekend matchup, but the Eagles have the more complete team.
Philadelphia 20, Cleveland 13