BALTIMORE -- The Eagles' offensive line, receivers and rookie quarterback were pummeled up and down the field throughout the early going, but as disaster-film-quality wind and rain descended on M&T Bank Stadium, the visitors' fortunes turned Sunday.
The Eagles' defensive line forced a Joe Flacco fumble – evening the score for a first-drive Carson Wentz interception – and Ryan Mathews scored both a 4-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion. The offense, finally finding some traction, later ground out a 17-play, 59-yard field goal drive that kept Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens' offense off the field for seven minutes and 42 seconds.
Carson Wentz was 7 for 15 for just 43 yards and the pick in the first half, but with Ryan Mathews gaining 55 yards on 11 carries, they took a 14-13 lead with just 1:39 remaining in the half.
This being the 2016 Eagles, however, they promptly gave up a long kickoff return and a 34-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Steve Smith Sr., giving Baltimore a 20-14 halftime lead.
Jalen Mills couldn't run with Smith deep, and Jaylen Watkins was late coming over to help, turning what had looked like a field-goal drive into a TD.
The Eagles lost running back Kenjon Barner to a hamstring injury, so Byron Marshall saw his first NFL action, after being promoted this week from the practice squad.