The Ravens are coming: Eagles Week 6 Preview
When: 1:00 PM Eastern
This Sunday will be no different than the last. With their backs against the wall, the Eagles will host one of the best teams in the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens. With a depleted Eagles roster, the limited fans at the Linc should break out the underdog masks.
With WRs Desean Jackon and Alshon Jeffery out with injuries yet again, the birds will rely on Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward, and John Hightower. Zach Ertz continues to be soft and apparently cares more about blocking people on Twitter than his performance on the football field, accounting for just 15 yards receiving in his last 2 games.
The wideouts aren’t the only position group hurting right now, Lane Johnson and Matt Pryor are both out for the O-Line. Pryor is on the COVID-19/Reserve list and Johnson is out with his ankle injury. Jack Driscoll and Jamon Brown will be starting in their place.
The scary piece of this Ravens offense is 100% MVP Lamar Jackson. Jackson is an incredible dual-threat QB and Jalen Hurts has done his best to replicate it for the defense in practice. Superstar Nate Gerry I’m sure will handle it fantastically because he’s never had any issues, right?
On the defense for Baltimore, rookie sensation Patrick Queen helps lead a dominant front 7 with several sacks, forced fumbles, and even a touchdown in his rookie year. Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters command a secondary that has been very good this season as PFF ranks them as the #1 defense going into this week 6 matchup.
The key to winning this game is the Wentz-Fulgham connection. I would expect Baltimore to have him locked up in coverages, so Zach Ertz will have to step up with John Hightower and Greg Ward in order to make this work. The defensive line will need to continue to perform well and somehow try to contain Lamar Jackson with a linebacker crew that couldn’t cover anything in a room full of blankets.
With the loss of Dak Prescott for Dallas, the division is still wide open and the Eagles control their destiny in securing a playoff spot, but the journey starts again tomorrow.
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