Baltimore Ravens survive Eagles comeback: Good, bad, ugly
The Baltimore Ravens got the win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Here is the good, bad and the ugly:
The Baltimore Ravens defense gets an A grade for most of this game. We will talk about the rest of the game in the bad and ugly sections. Calais Campbell was an unstoppable force and the problematic offensive line of the Philadelphia Eagles had no answers for it. Campbell had three sacks and four tackles for a loss. He was a constant force and it was fun to watch. Pass rush was solid for the Ravens. The Eagles offense had a horrible first three quarters. The Eagles went through the whole first quarter without a first down. The defense got a little luck with a couple of Eagles drops but they were absolutely suffocating. The Eagles couldn’t get anything going for much of the game. After some trickery with Jalen Hurts got them some momentum, the Eagles were stuffed on a fourth down attempt. The defense never allowed this to be a competitive game.
On offense, Lamar Jackson picked things back up as a running threat. He had a couple good runs before he scored on a 37 yard run. The offense also spread the ball around. While the offense didn’t have any one receiver take over the game seven Ravens caught at least one pass. The Jackson touchdown pass to Nick Boyle in particular was an amazing highlight. Jackson looked like he was going to run with it and then fired a last second shot to Boyle. It reminded me of Boyle’s touchdown catch against the Buffalo Bills where a scrambling Jackson got it to him with some improvisation.
Can we talk about how good Justin Tucker was against the Eagles? Tucker was perfect on the day making three field goals and three extra points in the game. Special teams was a strength overall in this game. In an understated way the Ravens got good play from James Proche as a punt returner.