Nobody can accuse the Philadelphia Eagles of playing a boring game of football. For the second week in a row the game came down to the final seconds, and once again the Eagles walked away with the win.
The Baltimore Ravens traveled to Lincoln Financial Field for the Eagles home opener. In the Eagles first drive, Michael Vick led his offense down the field with ease, that is until he got near the end zone where he threw his first of two interceptions. The pass was intercepted by Ravens defensive back Bernard Pollard. At game’s end Vick had completed 23 of 32 passes for 371 yards and a quarterback rating of 94.7.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy turned the ball over twice, but was still able to rush for 81 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Brent Celek had a very solid performance with eight receptions for 157 yards.
As for the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco completed 22 of 42 passes for 232 yards, and had one touchdown pass and one interception. With 1:55 left in the game the Eagles had just taken a one point lead. Flacco had the opportunity to get the Ravens into scoring position, but the Eagles defense led by Juan Castillo prevented them from getting in field goal range.
The Eagles suffered some injuries in the match-up. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin left the game with a hip pointer. The 6’9″ offensive lineman King Dunlap suffered a hamstring injury, and offensive lineman Jason Kelce sprained his right knee.
The Eagles will have to address the issues with their dwindling offensive line before they travel to Arizona to play against their former quarterback Kevin Kolb and the Cardinals next week.