Well, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens could have been worse. They fought back after a very bad start. But in the end, that was not enough.
End result: 30 to 28.
The Eagles are now 1-4-1 on the season.
Read on for some observations and thoughts after the game.
- The Eagles received first. Carson Wentz was fired by Calais Campbell who badly beat Jamon Brown. Wentz took another hit on the second game when the Eagles were beaten back to 3rd and 23. At the third down, Wentz let John Hightower stroke wide open down the field … and the rookie receiver … dropped it. Laugh out loud. 2020 Eagles, ladies and gentlemen.
Hightower dropped a TD last week, now this easy catch dropped today. Tell me again how smart it was for Roseman to wait until the 5th round to draw another wide receiver. pic.twitter.com/OBML77hK36
̵1; Patrick (@EaglesPMC) October 18, 2020
- Ravens converted on 3rd-and-11 and 3rd-and-10 (must love the awful third down defense!) To get into goal-to-go territory. Then Lamar Jackson threw a smooth touchdown pass to Nick Boyle. Not an ideal start. EAGLE 0, RAVEN 7.
No defense of the ruined game TD by Lamar. He’s just making his own rules.
Bigger concern for the Eagles: * everyone * has been able to cover the non-Hollywood Brown WRs for Baltimore this year. Early 3rd and 10th conversion for Boykin and Duvernay is not fantastic!
– Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) October 18, 2020
- The Eagles ran Miles Sanders on 2nd-and-15 to raise 3rd-and-13. Very smart. On the third down, Wentz completed a pass to Zach Ertz who was short for the sticks to get a point. Two equal three-and-outs at the offense to open the game.
- A tackle for the loss of Brandon Graham and a Josh Sweat pass deflection brought up the 3rd and 12th. Fletcher Cox rejects Jackson’s third pass to force a point. Hey, look, stop! Graham and Sweat deserve the credit as two of the few eagles that have brought it every game this year.
- Wentz threw a little too wide of an open Ertz to bring the 3rd-and-6 up. The third down game involved Wentz lifting a ball up to Hightower, who was run off the field by a Ravens cornerback. Did not stand a chance.
- The Eagles almost caught a tipped Jackson for a pass … but did not. Forced a three-and-out instead.
- Wentz started running and was stripped. Laugh out loud. His 11th turnover for the season. The Eagles’ offense is a disaster.
The Eagles’ offense is heinous.
It is also the fourth highest price offense in the NFL.
– Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) October 18, 2020
Carson Wentz fumbles 1st down …
The first downturns for the Eagles offense today:
Opening drive: Sack, loss of 7 yards
Second drive: False start, 5 yard loss; ran without gain
Third drive: 4-yard rush
Fourth run: Wentz fumbles
Eagles offense has 2 yards on 9 games, 0 first downs
– Zach Berman (@ZBerm) October 18, 2020
- The Ravens easily picked up their second touchdown of the game on a Gus Edwards run up the middle. But hey, at least Davion Taylor got his first defensive snap of the season! EAGLE 0, RAVEN 14.
- Another three and out of the Eagles offense where Wentz was beaten on third down.
- The Ravens took only one field goal. Not a touchdown! Progress! EAGLE 0, RAVEN 17.
- Wentz fired on third down to bring the fifth three-and-out on the day. Jamon Brown is awful.
Jackson fought for a first down at 3rd-and-10th. The Ravens were beaten back 1st-and-35 due to penalties and eventually had to puncture. Eagles look best when they can get help from the opponent’s penalties.
- The Eagles brought Jalen Hurts into the game for the first time and he picked up 20 yards on a designed quarterback run. The first first down in the game! A miracle!
He took another first down on a 2nd-and-2. Then Hurts threw to Wentz out wide, who threw back to Hurts, who took two yards up. And we doubted he was worth the overall No. 53 pick! The Eagles finally got the ball to Travis Fulgham, who logged a 20-yard reception over the middle to place Philly in Ravens territory. A promising drive for once !? Greg Ward got a really tough, contested catch along the sideline as he went out of bounds when Wentz was also hit. The piece was reviewed and it stood. Great job by G-Ward! Sanders dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone to bring the 3rd-and-2 up. Not the easiest game ever, but he needed to make it.
The Eagles came to 4th-and-1 on the 20-yard line, and Wentz’s sneak was stopped short. Shame to see the Eagles’ most promising driving end with zero points.
- The Ravens went three-and-out with the Eagles taking two timeouts.
- The Eagles took over on their own 25-yard line with 16 seconds left in the first half and a timeout to work with. Wentz was hit while thrown and given a potential pick six fell. The Eagles tried to greet Mary and Fulgham caught it almost at the 1-yard line … but it was instead tipped into Marcus Peter’s hands for an interception. But a rough passing penalty on the Ravens set up a 52-yard field goal for Jake Elliott! And he missed it, for of course.
Malik Jackson fired Lamar Jackson (no relation, I think?) To knock the Ravens out of the field goal area and to a point. Good stop at the defense.
- Sanders broke a 75-yard run where he fumbled at the 6-yard line but got the ball recovered by JJ Arcega-Whiteside in the end zone for a touchdown! Just how they worked it out. On a serious note, blocking is something that JJAW has done very well. If he could now only be useful as a recipient. The Eagles went for a two-point conversion with Hurts lined up at quarterback, but he was fired. EAGLE 6, RAVEN 17.
- The Ravens responded easily back. Jackson set off for a 37-yard touchdown run up the middle on the fifth game of this Ravens drive. Remember, it’s illegal for the Eagles’ offense and defense to play well at the same time. EAGLE 6, RAVEN 24.
- Wentz went back to Hightower deep down in the field and it was ACTUALLY for 50 wins. Nice to see the rookie have a bounce-back moment.
- Wentz to Ertz for a first down got the Eagles in goal-to-go from the 5-yard line. Wentz’s third pass was incomplete, but the Eagles were saved with a rough passing penalty. The Eagles took advantage of the fact that Wentz threw a touchdown pass to a wide-open JASON CROOM in the front right corner of the end zone. Croom was wide open a bit before Wentz finally found him. Wentz then hit Ward for the successful two-point conversion attempt. A 10-point game with 13:32 left to play. EAGLE 14, RAVEN 24.
- The Ravens drove down to reach 3rd-and-4th from the Eagles ’37 yard line. Defensive pressure forced Jackson to a throw, and Baltimore picked up Justin Tucker for a 55-yard field goal. He made it. EAGLE 14, RAVEN 27.
- The Eagles came to 4th-and-5th from their own 30-yard line and went after that. Wentz’s pass to Fulgham was incomplete. The ball was in Fulgham’s hands, but he could not hold on. Expensive look past Philly’s best wide receiver.
With Ertz and Sanders out, the Eagles are now without their RB1, LT, LT2, LG, RG, RG3, RT, their top 3 WRs and their top 3 TEs.
– Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) October 18, 2020
- The Ravens brought Tucker in for a 46-yard field goal. He made it. EAGLE 14, RAVEN 30.
- Wentz battled for a 40-yard win in the 2nd-and-16th. He has no choice but to use his legs more often this year. Wentz threw a pick while hit when he threw. The piece was reviewed and overturned. On the 4th-9th, Wentz closed a ball up in the end zone … and Fulgham, the best player in the NFL, went up and got it. He is unstoppable! Wentz hit JJAW for two-point conversion. One possession game with 3:48 left in the game. EAGLE 22, RAVEN 30.
- The Eagles took their second timeout with the Ravens against 3rd and 9th from their own 26-yard line with 3:30 left. The defense stopped (!) And Jackson had to throw the ball away. Point!
- The Eagles took over on their own 29-yard line with 3:11 left in the game. They took up 49 yards with Wentz airing it deep out to Fulgham, who could not catch it but pulled a pass interference penalty on Marcus Peters. Again, just throw to Fulgham at every game big things happen. Wentz was hit as he completed a pass to Richard Rodgers (DICK ROD!) To bring the 1st-and-goal from the 6-yard line. A Boston Scott run brought the Eagles to the 1-yard line at the 2-minute warning. The Eagles snuck it in with Wentz for the touchdown. Unfortunately for Birds, the 2-point conversion attempt was FAILED. The Ravens crashed hard on a read-option attempt on Scott. What was it? EAGLE 28, RAVEN 30.
Jake Elliott’s onside kick attempt was easily restored by the Ravens. Jackson picked up a first down on a 21-yard run to ice the game.
FINAL SCORE: 30 to 28, Eagles lose
- So. many. freaking. injuries. When does it ever end ?!
- Eagles are not good. But at least they do not stop?
Carson Wentz showed a lot of heart in this game. He was hit a ton. He played with lots of backups. And he still got the Eagles back in the game.
- Travis Fulgham is LEGIT.
Jamon Brown is awful. And not a long-term piece. Why are Sua Opeta and Luke Juriga on the list if they do not trust him?
- Not really impressed with the Ravens? They could have won this game much more comfortably if they played sharper. They were penalized 12 times in 132 yards, while the Eagles were only penalized three times in 20 years.
K’Von Wallace was injured as he played as a shooter on point coverage. He walked very slowly back to the locker room. Shoulder injury. He did not return.
Jalen Mills left the game in the third quarter.
- Miles Sanders left the fight with a knee injury after his long run in the third quarter.
Zach Ertz and Greg Ward spent time on the coach’s table after the Eagles’ second touchdown. Both players came back, but Ertz had to leave the game to be seen in the locker room. Ertz did not return due to an ankle injury.
Jack Driscoll, who started in place of Lane Johnson at right tackle, was written off in the fourth quarter. Brett Toth, who has never played an NFL snap, came into the game.
Malik Jackson suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.