Despite a rough start, Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles starters' dominated the Cleveland Browns in Thursday night's preseason exhibition, 24-14. Though two fourth quarter Cleveland touchdowns made the final score appear far closer than the game actually was.
Regardless, it wasn't easy early on for Philadelphia, as the team continued their mistake-ridden preseason tendencies throughout the first half. Vick fumbled twice in the opening period, and the team looked out of sync until Ronnie Brown jumpstarted things with a 13-yard touchdown dash that put the Eagles on the board.
From there it was all gravy, as Philadelphia dominated an overmatched Cleveland defense. Vick led two more scoring drives before he took his place on the bench, including an eight-yard scramble that gave the Eagles a 17-0 lead going into the half. The 31-year-old quarterback finished 10-of-18 for 98 yards, with 24 additional rushing yards and a touchdown.
Browns starting quarterback Colt McCoy struggled all night, as the Philadelphia defense halted his preseason rampage. The former-Longhorn turned in one of his less memorable stat lines, throwing 9-of-18 for 89 yards and an interception, while failing to build any form of offensive rhythm.