On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns played the Philadelphia Eagles in front of a rather underwhelming home crowd.

The Cleveland Guardians' attempt to play across town against the nefarious Chicago White Sox was one factor, and the bad weather in the vicinity was another. 

So it made sense that there was a lack of audience.

The Browns' offence certainly showed up, which was a departure from last week against Jacksonville even though the fans didn't.

The Browns lost the game, 21-20, in spite of a strong first half.

All of the starters rested throughout the game because the Browns and Eagles had practised together all week. 

The focus of the week was on the team practises rather than the actual game.

This implies that this was mostly a showcase for the backups, giving some players the chance to build more rapport with the coaching staff and perhaps compete for a spot on the squad.

The decision not to play Ethan Pocic was among the most important events that took place prior to the game.

He will reportedly start at centre for the Browns. Pocic is the lone remaining centre option after Nick Harris and Dawson Deaton were placed on injured reserve.