Ravens close unanimity in Ravens against Eagles Picks
It will be a team battle in second place when the Ravens and Eagles meet in Philadelphia on Sunday, but only one of those teams has multiple wins so far.
Despite their place in the NFC East standings, the Eagles are 1-3-1, which includes a 0-1-1 record at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia is an outsider with 7.5 points against the Ravens (4-1), who have won eight games in a row, the longest series currently in the NFL.
The Eagles have played better in the last few weeks. They defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 25-20, on Oct. 4 and caused the undefeated Steelers to scare away at Pittsburgh with a 38-29 loss last week. Most scientists do not see eagles upsetting crows, but some believe it will be a racing game.
Forty-six of the 47 scientists we looked at chose crows (Andrew Brand of Sports Illustrated was an exception). Of the 25 who predicted the result, seven believe the crows will win by seven points or less, and four have the crows with five points or less.
The protection of the crows is prepared for a big day.
Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun: “The Eagles have a faulty quarterback, a running offensive line and an exhausted receiving corps. The Ravens couldn’t ask for anything more in defense.”
Daniel Oyefusi of the Baltimore Sun: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has already made nine interceptions this season and faces the Ravens’ defense, which has taken the ball 10 times, the second largest in the NFL. with this game easily. “
Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com: “The lack of crows for a one-on-one speed rush may haunt them against a major breach, but their blitz scheme is a nightmare for vulnerable offensive lines like the Eagles unit, especially if Lane Johnson is out.
Just because the Eagles had some success against the strong defense of the Steelers last week, does not mean that they will duplicate this success against the protection of the crows.
Chris Sims of Pro Football Talk: “There will be fewer easy throws for Carson Wentz this week than last week. They’re a little healthier with what they’re doing in Baltimore, and I don’t see them getting into the big game playing or doing anything like that. Fact is that they can flash and really lock you in person; Pittsburgh can’t do things like that. Pittsburgh doesn’t have good human angles. “
Ravens DB is Jimmy Smithan‘anideal option ‘to contain Eagles TE Zach Ertz.
Aaron Kasinitz on Penn Live: Of course, Eagles star Zack Erz has struggled to combine his productions from previous seasons so far this year, but he is still a three-time professional bowler and one of the most respected narrow finals in the NFL. [10-year] a veteran will probably be at the heart of the crows’ plan to fight him. Smith played a variety of supporting roles this season, and his size and cover skills make him the ideal option to line up against tight ends with catching skills like Ertz.