Three things to watch for as Ravens visit Eagles
The Baltimore Ravens will be looking to move to 5-1 on the season as they head to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to clash with the 1-3-1 Eagles this Sunday at 1:00pm.
The Ravens will be searching for their third consecutive win after dispersing the Washington Football Team and the Cincinnati Bengals in back-to-back weeks. The 27-3 win over the Bengals was led by a dominant performance from the Ravens defense. The unit forced three turnovers on the day including a 53 yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown by AFC Defensive Player of the Week Patrick Queen.
Queen hits pay dirt in this video but my goodness is Marlon Humphrey putting together a season worthy of NFL Defensive Player of the Year recognition so far in 2020. Humphrey has an interception, five passes defensed and three forced fumbles through just five games.
Offensively, the “struggles” continue for the Ravens offense. Lamar Jackson finished 19-37 for 180 yards with two touchdown passes and interception. He added just three yards on two carries in his worst rushing day as a pro. The running game did combine for 161 yards on 24 carries aided by a 42 yard burst from Devin Duvernay and a 34 yard scamper from fellow rookie J.K. Dobbins.
The most troubling stat though still comes in the passing game as Ravens pass catchers not named Mark Andrews and Hollywood Brown combined for six catches and 47 yards on 17 targets. The Ravens are still waiting for things to really click on offense.
They head to Philadelphia to take on an Eagles team that is looking to bounce back off of a disappointing 38-29 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss dropped the banged up Eagles to 1-3-1 on the season but the NFC East is so bad, they are still in striking distance to win a division crown but they need to start stockpiling wins as soon as possible.
Here are three things to watch for this Sunday afternoon.