I was pretty excited to watch the first half of last night’s preseason game between the Eagles and the Browns. With the Browns on Hard Knocks, its extremely exciting to watch them play, let alone against the reigning Super Bowl champs.
The first half was one of the sloppiest halves of football I’ve ever seen in my life. There were turnovers, and each team was just unable to get into the end zone. Tyrod Taylor and Denzel Ward wound up getting injured. It was just a disaster of a half.
— IB 💵 🔌 (@incarceratedbob) August 24, 2018
The Tyrod Taylor injury didn’t look good at all, as it looked like he could have broken his wrist. Next thing you know, Taylor returned later in the game, which was an absolutely bizarre thing for the Browns to do considering it is preseason. As if Tyrod Taylor and Denzel Ward getting injured wasn’t enough, we also had David Njoku out here asking for it…
📺: FOX pic.twitter.com/XQmRNPFABu
— NFL (@NFL) August 24, 2018
Baker Mayfield came in after Taylor got injured (and then again after Taylor’s second stint in the game) and played decent, but definitely not great. He completed 8 of his 12 passes, and threw an interception. Baker took a massive hit on the interception, and the slow-motion replay of it perfectly described this game.
— Next Man Up (@spottingboard) August 24, 2018
I didn’t watch the second half, but I followed the scoring, or lack thereof, to see the game ended 5-0. The fact that an NFL game (I don’t care if it’s preseason) ended 5-0 is legitimately a joke. Other than a field goal, the only points scored were on this play.
Nick Foles trips over his feet and Myles Garrett is there for the Safety 🙏 pic.twitter.com/wbUqKfxFJe
— RotoQL (@rotoqlapp) August 24, 2018
You would think you were watching middle school football. Nick Foles has had an absolutely horrendous preseason, as he threw two interceptions last night, so the Eagles better hope Carson Wentz is ready to go for Week 1. I think he will be.
If you were wondering if a 5-0 NFL game has ever happened before, the answer is yes! Out of 16,008 regular season games played in NFL history, three of them have ended in a score of 5-0. The last time it happened in the regular season was in 1978, when the Bills beat the Bengals 5-0.
All I have to say is let’s hope we get some better quality football in the regular season. I’m very ready for football to begin for real.