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Eagles Can't Complete Comeback

Football

Eagles lose 30-28 to Ravens after 4th quarter rally

October 20, 2020
SOURCE: ERIC HARTLINE/USA TODAY SPORTS
SOURCE: ERIC HARTLINE/USA TODAY SPORTS

The GIST: The Eagles couldn’t complete the comeback yesterday against the Baltimore Ravens, losing 30–28 and dropping to 1-4-1. Womp.

Slow starts: The first half was a complete mess as the Eagles defense allowed the Ravens to jump to an early 17–0 lead. The Birds’ offensive line also seemed to open up on command for Baltimore’s defense, leaving QB Carson Wentz completely out to dry.

  • The Baltimore Ravens are very physical and have been known to be borderline bullies on the field — yesterday the Ravens had 12 penalties for 132 yards, and still managed to take home the win.

A tale of two halves: The undisciplined Ravens aside, Wentz and the offense stepped it up in the second half. The Iggles’ first points came in the third quarter, when Miles Sanders’ 75-yard run turned into a fumble five yards from the end zone, but was recovered by wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to snag the TD. Lucky! Unluckily, Sanders hurt his knee on the drive and didn’t return to the game.

  • From there, the Birds set the stage for an epic comeback, but after back-to-back TDs in the fourth quarter, they blew their chance when they failed to complete a two-point conversion that could’ve tied the game.

What’s next: Although we kind of expected this loss, it still hurts, especially as the Eagles have yet to snag a second win. Hopefully it comes this Thursday when they face the NY Giants at 8:20 p.m. ET.