The Baltimore Ravens are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they've been expecting all week. It's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Philadelphia Eagles as Baltimore lead 24-6.
The Ravens have been led by QB Lamar Jackson, who so far has passed for one TD and 140 yards on 20 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 79 yards. Jackson has been efficient, with a passer rating of 135.30. Baltimore has also gotten a nice defensive effort from DE Calais Campbell, who has taken down the quarterback three times.
RB Miles Sanders has led the way so far for Philadelphia, as he has picked up 118 yards on the ground on nine carries.
This is the least points Philadelphia has had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.
Baltimore @ Philadelphia
Current Records: Baltimore 4-1; Philadelphia 1-3-1
The Philadelphia Eagles fans better hope the squad plays one heck of a game Sunday as the odds are decidedly against them. They will take on the Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m. ET at home. The Eagles will be hoping to continue their now four-game streak of scoring more points each game than the last.
Philadelphia was hampered by 84 penalty yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Philadelphia fell to Pittsburgh 38-29. A silver lining for Philadelphia was the play of RB Miles Sanders, who punched in two rushing touchdowns. Sanders put himself on the highlight reel with a 74-yard TD scramble up the middle in the first quarter. Sanders' sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
A well-balanced attack led Baltimore over the Cincinnati Bengals every single quarter on their way to victory last week. The Ravens were the clear victors by a 27-3 margin over Cincinnati. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Baltimore had established a 20 to nothing advantage. No one had a standout game offensively for Baltimore, but they got scores from TE Mark Andrews and WR Marquise Brown. Jackson has now produced at least one touchdown in the past five games.
Baltimore's defense was a presence, holding Cincinnati to a paltry 205 yards. The defense embarrassed the Bengals' offensive line to sack QB Joe Burrow seven times for a loss of 48 yards. It was a group effort with seven picking up one sack apiece.
The Eagles are now 1-3-1 while the Ravens sit at 4-1. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Philadelphia is worst in the league in thrown interceptions, having thrown seven on the season. To make matters even worse for Philadelphia, Baltimore ranks second in the NFL when it comes to forced fumbles, having caused six on the season.
The Ravens are a big 10-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest NFL odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Ravens, as the game opened with the Ravens as a 7.5-point favorite.
Baltimore won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.