CLEVELAND BROWNS tight end David Njoku (85) is up-ended during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in Cleveland. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND BROWNS tight end David Njoku (85) is upended during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in Cleveland. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND

The Super Bowl MVP has lost his magic touch. Nick Foles isn’t playing like himself.

Foles threw two interceptions in the first half and Philadelphia’s starting offense — missing some key players — struggled again while waiting for quarterback Carson Wentz to return and the Eagles were beaten 5-0 on Thursday night by the Cleveland Browns.

Foles, who replaced an injured Wentz last season and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title while becoming a cult hero, continued his ugly preseason. He did complete 13-of-17 passes for 127 yards, but he threw the picks and was sacked three times, stripped for a fumble and downed for a safety.

The Eagles (0-3) committed four turnovers, allowed seven sacks and missed a field goal. With just two weeks left to get ready for their opener against Atlanta, the Super Bowl winners have work to do.

At this point, Foles, the unlikely hero from last season, will likely start the season as the Eagles wait for Wentz, who recently began working in 11-on-11 drills, to be cleared following knee surgery.

Cleveland had a familiar quarterback scare.

Starter Tyrod Taylor injured his left hand in the first quarter, and the sight of him heading to the sideline sent a shiver through fans in FirstEnergy Stadium. Rookie Baker Mayfield replaced him for two series before Taylor returned. Cleveland’s starter finished 11-of-16 for 65 yards.

Taylor stayed in the locker room after halftime to receiver treatment. He left the stadium before speaking with reporters.

Coach Hue Jackson said X-rays were negative but Taylor will undergo more tests Friday.

Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, played the entire second half and went 8-of-12 for 76 yards and an interception. He was checked for a concussion in the second half.

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