Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel will look back at the
Eagles 24, Ravens 23
Strategy: An identity crisis unfolded as the Ravens' no-huddle offense was minimized to six plays out of 65 snaps — just two after halftime and none in fourth quarter. A potential game-controlling, smash-mouth approach strangely was abandoned in short-yardage situations, despite ideal personnel to run isolation plays out of the rarely-used I-formation.
Personnel: Rugged fullback
What went right: Flacco and
What went wrong: Flacco lost touch in the second half, throwing off his back foot often and completing just 8 of 25 passes. His one interception was in the third quarter with middle linebacker
Turning point: In a debatable penalty called by replacement officials, Jones had a touchdown nullified for offensive pass interference in the fourth quarter. Instead of enjoying a comfortable 10-point lead, the Ravens had to settle for a Tucker field goal. During the ensuing 80-yard drive, Vick answered with the game-winning touchdown run.