Ravens vs. Eagles grades, preseason week 2

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Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) tackles Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) late and is called for a penalty during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Defense: F

The biggest news of the night came on the Eagles’ sixth offensive play.  As Sam Bradford went read option and handed the ball off to Darren Sproles, Terrell Suggs came in low and appeared to be aiming for Bradford’s twice surgically repaired knee.

It caused quite a stir and led to a roughing the passer penalty, but it also seemed to rile up the Eagles’ offense.  What followed was a good old fashioned beat down as the Eagles racked up three rushing touchdowns against a defense that rarely gives them up.

The Ravens’ defensive front got pushed around the entire game, giving up a gaudy 238 rushing yards on 38 carries (6.3 avg!!!) in addition to the 3 scores.  The Eagles simply had their way with the Ravens both on the ground and through the air, no matter what personnel was in the game.

Byrnden Trawick “led” the defense with 8 tackles, and Arthur Brown once again had a decent game.  Brown wound up with 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for a loss, and a QB hit.  Elvis Dumervil recorded the only other sack for the Ravens.

One week after looking good against the Saints, the secondary was simply picked apart all night long. The backs looked out of position on several plays, and penalties continuously kept drives alive.  Overall, a scary performance that should have coaches going back to the drawing board this week.

Next: Special teams

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