Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Eagles Vs Ravens

Eagles vs. Ravens
The Eagles were able to sneak a victory against the Browns despite Mike Vick throwing 4 interceptions because of how great their defense was able to play. The Ravens put up 40 in their home opener against the Bengals and the defense was impressive as it usually is Ed reed returned an interception into a td.
Key Match Ups
Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin vs. Nmandi Asmougha and Dominque Rodgers Cromartie
Cam Cameron looks like he is finally going to let the handcuffs off Flacco and let him air it out. Torrey Smith is the Ravens best big play wr and Boldin is still physical wr in the middle who gets first down. Nmandi and DRC are good man to man corners and will try to be physical at the line of scrimmage to both of these wide outs to make sure Flacco holds on to the ball longer than he wants to.
Ray Rice vs. Demco Ryan’s and Kurt Coleman
Ray Rice is still the best player on this Ravens offensive and the Eagles have had issues stopping the run over the year and Rice also catches a lot of passes out of the backfield and Ryan’s and Coleman will be the primary ones who will be assigned to him if he gets out on the flat.
Ravens secondary Ed Reed and Ladarius Webb vs. Mike Vick
Mike Vick threw 4 interceptions on Sunday against the Browns and now faces a Ravens defense that has one of the greatest ball hawks of all time in Ed Reed and one of the best corners in the league in Ladarius Webb. The Ravens love to blitz and it’s well known that Mike Vick Struggles reading when the Blitz come it could be a long Sunday for him if he plays anything like he did against the browns.
Key Match ups
Eagles DLine Trent Cole Jason Babin vs. Ravens tackles
The Ravens have some questions at both of their tackle spots and will face one of the best pass rushing tandems in Cole and Babin if Cole and Babin can win their match ups and pressure Flacco this can take away the threat of the Ravens going for deep throws.
Evan Mathis vs. Haloti Ngata
Mathis is one of the best guards in the NFL Ngata is the best defensive tackle in the NFL Ngata was dominate in the home opener getting sacks stopping the run and stopping screens Mathis surely will get help trying to block this beast and not letting him get his hands on Mike Vick.
Lesean McCoy vs.  Ray Lewis and the rest of the ravens LB’s
McCoy is one of the most explosive running backs in the league and probably has the best cutback moves in the league and when he gets to the 2nd level of the Ravens defense they will need Ray and the rest of the linebackers make sure they take proper angles and tackle McCoy who gets a lot of yards after the contact.
Prediction Ravens 21 Eagles 14 I think Andy Reid will try to protect Mike Vick and make sure the Eagles try and run the ball more than they did last week but when he does throw I think this play making ravens secondary will get at least 1 interception off him and Flacco will make plays on this secondary especially against the safeties if he is given time by tackles to stay on his feet.

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