Domo's Eagles Report Card
RUSHING OFFENSE Just 12 yards in seven carries in the first quarter, then it was off to the races. The Eagles rushed for 169 yards against the league's No. 1 run defense, including 128 by Ryan Mathews. With their fifth right tackle of the season.
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Just 12 yards in seven carries in the first quarter, then it was off to the races. The Eagles rushed for 169 yards against the league's No. 1 run defense, including 128 by Ryan Mathews. With their fifth right tackle of the season.
Carson Wentz's numbers weren't good. He failed to throw a TD pass for the fourth time in the last seven games. He completed just 52 percent of his attempts, had a bad early interception and had his second-lowest passer rating of the season (52.7).
The Eagles gave up 151 rushing yards to a team that was averaging just 86 per game. They gave up three more double-digit runs, including a 41-yarder to Terrance West.
Old man Steve Smith easily beat Jalen Mills and Jaylen Watkins for a 34-yard TD pass just before the half that gave the Ravens the lead and momentum. Other than that, though, the defense did a nice job of pressuring Joe Flacco (three sacks) and holding him to 16 completions in 30 attempts.
The offense's red-zone ineptness (2-for-5) kept Caleb Sturgis busy. He made all four of his field-goal attempts despite dealing with a tricky wind. For one of the few times this season, the Eagles' kickoff coverage was a little sloppy.
People will bury Doug Pederson for going for two at the end, but c'mon, what was there to lose? It earned him some street cred in the locker room with the players who will be back next year, and that's more important than a meaningless December victory.
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