By: Kylan Watson
The Philadelphia Eagles entered a tough battle with the Baltimore Ravens today, looking to have a better and more balanced offensive attack. However, that didn’t happen until later in the game. They just could not get consistent enough play against the Ravens. Who took advantage of their mistakes and won a close game 30-28. The Eagles are now 1-4-1.
“That’s right where we should be , 1-4-1, “ said Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson.
Early in the game the Eagles did not get off to a good offensive start. There first two offensive drive ended in punts, and the Eagles o-line gave up six sacks and 16 quarterback hits to the Ravens defense. By the end of the first quarter the Eagles only negative five-yards of offense.
Carson Wentz fumbled early in the game which helped the Ravens score their first touchdown. The Ravens were largely held in check by the Eagles defense who only allowed 355 yards of total offense.
They also benefitted from 10 Ravens penalties which stopped them from putting up more points against the Eagles. Lamar Jackson had a big game against them. He completed 16/27 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown pass. He also had 101 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.
Jackson was the only player who the Eagles did not have an answer for.
The Ravens held the Eagles offense in check in the first half. However, in the second half Carson Wentz put the team on his back. Wentz was able to complete two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown to help will the Eagles back into the game. Wentz completed 21/40 passes for 213 yards and completed two touchdown passes.
The Ravens had no answer for Wentz in the second half. He continued to find receiving stand-out Travis Fulgham. Fulgham was able to grab a touchdown pass and caught six passes for 75-yards.
“Carson’s the type of guy that will put the team on his back , when we’re faced with adversity,” said Pederson.
Despite the fact that Wentz is playing with a beat-up o-line he continued to fight and his efforts help to make the game interesting and he almost pulled off an improbable comeback.
“No one can question the resiliency of this Eagles team,” said Wentz.
Wentz and the Eagles will need all the toughness and resiliency they can muster as they face a hungry New York Giants on Thursday night.