Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns, August 24, 2012: Fan Preview

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Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns, August 24, 2012: Fan Preview
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Brandon Weeden of the Cleveland Browns passing the football during training camp.

Who would ever imagined the Cleveland Browns would be heading into week three of preseason games with an undefeated 2-0 record? While preseason games have no significance it is still a boost of confidence for a team that is expected to underperform on the field this season.

The Browns will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, August 24, which will also serve as a preview for the first game of the regular season on Sunday, September 9 when the two teams meet again. I would not expect too much elaborate play calling or lengthy time on the field by the starters from either team in this contest.

The Eagles will be without their starting quarterback Michael Vick who is sidelined with a rib injury while Cleveland remains without their featured running back Trent Richardson. Both are expected to be in action come the start of the regular season.

The matchup:

The Cleveland Browns will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

The standings:

Cleveland enters the contest with a 2-0 preseason record after defeating the Detroit Lions by the score of 19-17 on Friday, August 10 and the Green Bay Packers by the score of 35-10 on Thursday, August 16.

Philadelphia enters the contest with a 2-0 preseason record after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers by the score of 24-23 on Thursday, August 9 and the New England Patriots by the score of 27-17 on Monday, August 20.

The regular season all-time series:

The regular season all-time series record stands at 31-15-1 in favor of the Browns.

Where to watch or listen:

Television: This game can be seen nationwide on Preseason Live or check your local television listings for broadcasts in your area.

Radio: Listen nationwide on Sirius XM Radio: 93 or check your local radio listings for broadcasts in your area.

Medical Watch:

Cleveland: WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head), RB Trent Richardson (knee), LB Chris Gocong (ankle).

Green Bay: DB Dominique Rodgers-Comartie (shoulder), QB Michael Vick (ribs), DL Jason Babin (calf), QB Mike Kafka (hand), WR Ronald Johnson (ankle), WR Riley Cooper (shoulder), DL Mike Patterson (head), DL Maurice Fountain (knee).

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Sources:

All data provided by NFL.com

Paul Rados is an avid Cleveland Browns fan and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados or leave him a message on Facebook.

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