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Eagles at Browns Capsule

PHILADELPHIA (8-8) At CLEVELAND (4-12)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE – Eagles by 8 1/2.

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Philadelphia 8-8; Cleveland 7-8-1

SERIES RECORD – Browns lead 31-15-1

AP PRO32 RANKING – Eagles No. 8; Browns No. 32

LAST MEETING – Eagles beat Browns 30-10, Dec. 15, 2008

EAGLES OFFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (9)

EAGLES DEFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (16), PASS (10)

BROWNS OFFENSE – OVERALL (29), RUSH (28), PASS (24)

BROWNS DEFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (30), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – One year after failing to live up to ”Dream Team” label, Eagles can’t afford another slow start. Opened 1-4 last season and needed four-game winning streak to finish .500. … Eagles coach Andy Reid begins 14th season, NFL’s longest-tenured coach. … Eagles QB Michael Vick limited to 12 snaps in preseason because of bruised ribs. Vick, slowed by injuries most of 11-year career, is healthy, dangerous and able to can turn no play into big one unlike any QB in NFL. … Behind Vick, Eagles offense gained franchise record 6,386 yards and were second in league with 84 plays of 20-plus yards in 2011. … RB LeSean McCoy had league-best 17 rushing TDs last season, breaking team record held by Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren. … At average age of 25.5 years, Eagles have league’s third-youngest rosters. … Eagles tattooed Browns 27-10 on Aug. 24 in exhibition game. … Browns open at home for 13th time in 14 years since expansion return. Cleveland 1-12 in home openers since ’99, with lone win in 2004 over Baltimore. … Browns hoping to get offensive jolt from rookie RB Trent Richardson, who missed preseason following knee surgery. … Eagles and Browns intertwined in front office and on sidelines. Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg coached under Browns President Mike Holmgren in Green Bay. Browns coach Pat Shurmur spent 10 seasons on Reid’s staff in Philadelphia and Browns GM Tom Heckert spent nine seasons with Eagles, last four as GM. … Browns have 15 rookies on roster, most of any team to start season since Kansas City in 2008. … K Phil Dawson will become fifth Browns players to play in 200 games.


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