PHILADELPHIA — Whether it's by design or not, the Philadelphia Eagles look boring on offense. It was enough for Michael Vick and Co. to win a preseason game.

PHILADELPHIA — Whether it's by design or not, the Philadelphia Eagles look boring on offense. It was enough for Michael Vick and Co. to win a preseason game.

Vick led three scoring drives, the first-team defense pitched a shutout and the Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 on a rain-soaked Thursday night.

Vick wasn't particularly sharp. He took a lot of hits and had to escape trouble quite a bit. Still, he managed to complete 10 of 18 passes for 98 yards. He ran for 24 yards and a touchdown.

"We're trying to do a lot of different things," Vick said. "This is the time to do it."

Most of Vick's completions were underneath passes, and DeSean Jackson didn't have any receptions.

"You have to take what the defense gives you," Vick said. "If they play 30 yards off, you throw underneath. We're not trying to go deep."

Against defending AFC champion Pittsburgh last week, Vick threw three interceptions in the first half and the starting defense allowed touchdowns on the first two drives. That was hardly an effort worthy of a team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

"After last week, I still felt confidence in myself and my teammates and our ability to succeed," Vick said. "I know what I did, trying to force things. It's about moving forward, and getting better each week."

The Browns helped the Eagles get back on track.

Colt McCoy and the rest of Cleveland's starting offense hardly looked like the crew that scored five TDs on nine possessions in the first two preseason games. The Browns punted four times, missed a field goal and McCoy threw an interception on six first-half drives.

Both coaches had planned to play their starters into the third quarter, but the backups came in after a heavy downpour during halftime. By that time, Lincoln Financial Field was more than half empty.

Vince Young, one of Philadelphia's numerous high-profile free-agent signings, took over for Vick and guided the Eagles to a touchdown. He was 9 of 12 for 58 yards.

Bengals 24, Panthers 13

At Cincinnati, Cincinnati rookie quarterback Andy Dalton led four first-half scoring drives while overall No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton of Carolina struggled in the Bengals' preseason victory.

Dalton, Cincinnati's second-round pick from Texas Christian, was 11 of 17 for 130 yards and a touchdown, putting together a 107.5 quarterback rating. He didn't play in the second half.

Cedric Benson and Bernard Scott ran for Cincinnati touchdowns.

Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner for national champion Auburn, went 3 of 12 for 43 yards in the first half. That was two yards more than he rushed for in the half, including a 16-yard touchdown scramble. He played the first three series of the third quarter and finished 6 for 19 for 75 yards.

Ravens 34, Redskins 31

At Baltimore, Rex Grossman and John Beck each threw a touchdown pass in their duel to become the starting quarterback for the Redskins, who lost to the Ravens.

Tyrod Taylor threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Jones with 22 seconds left for the Ravens (2-1), a score set up by LaQuan Williams' 38-yard punt return.

Grossman started for the Redskins (2-1), and each quarterback alternatingly played two series before third-stringer Kellen Clemens entered in the fourth quarter.

Grossman went 8 for 15 for 112 yards, directed an 80-yard scoring drive and finished with a quarterback rating of 99.9.

Beck completed six of 10 passes for 108 yards with an interception for a 90.8 rating. He guided Washington on a 97-yard march against Baltimore's second-string defense for a 28-21 lead in the third quarter.