Eagles Soar, Beat Ravens, 24-23

Michael Vick and the Eagles were able to hang on and beat the Ravens.

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Ravens Vs. Eagles Game Recap: Michael Vick Leads 24-23 Comeback Win For Philly

After trailing for the majority of the game, the Philadelphia Eagles completed another comeback victory this week by beating the Baltimore Ravens, 24-23, on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles battled back from multiple deficits before Michael Vick scored the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes remaining.

Philadelphia initially led 7-0 midway through the first quarter, but the Ravens would dominate the remainder of the half to take a 17-7 advantage into halftime. The Eagles responded in the third quarter with a pair of scores to tie the game up at 17-17, but Baltimore would take back the lead with a couple of fourth quarter field goals.

With about four minutes remaining in the game, Vick led the Eagles on their longest drive of the day, a nine-play, 80-yard rumble down the field punctuated by the quarterback's 1-yard touchdown run. The Ravens had nearly two minutes to possibly get into field goal position, but the Eagles defense shut things down at the end.

Despite another turnover-filled performance, Vick has once again led the Eagles to a close victory this season after last week's 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles on Sunday, but he led the Eagles to nearly 500 yards in total offense as part of the winning effort.

Fantasy Studs/Duds

Aside from the many turnovers, Vick put up very good numbers on the day, completing 23-of-32 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed ten times for 34 yards and the game-winning score.

Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson were Vick's primary targets all day long, accounting for the vast majority of the Eagles' passing yardage. Celek caught eight passes for 157 yards, while Jackson finished the day with seven catches for 114 yards.

Ray Rice had a solid all-around game for Baltimore on Sunday even though he never reached the end zone, rushing 16 times for 99 yards in addition to grabbing six passes for 53 yards as the team's second-leading receiver. Joe Flacco threw for 232 yards and a touchdown, but Anquan Boldin caught just two passes for seven yards.

Odds/Gambling

The Eagles were favored by three points entering Sunday's game and won by one point. They did not cover the spread.

All NFL odds can be found on SB Nation's NFL odds page.

Injury Information

Both teams saw injuries to key players on Sunday, but on different sides of the ball. The Ravens lost starting safety Bernard Pollard in the second quarter to a chest injury following a sack of Vick, the first major injury of the game. After heading to the locker room for x-rays, Pollard returned to the sideline without pads and didn't return.

The Eagles saw a pair of major injuries to key offensive starters, center Jason Kelce and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Kelce's status for the next few weeks is unclear after he sprained his knee, but Maclin returned on Sunday after sitting out a few series.

Next Up On The Schedule

Next week, the Ravens are looking at one of their biggest matchups of the season, a Sunday night game against the New England Patriots at home. The Patriots will likely be looking to make a serious statement after losing 20-18 to the Arizona Cardinals at home this week.

The Eagles, meanwhile, will be heading west next week to face the suddenly pesky Cardinals team that upset New England this week. Arizona is now 2-0 this season despite lackluster quarterback play, so that team has to be considered a real threat after wins against the Patriots and the Seahawks.

For more on the Eagles, please be sure to check out our blog Bleeding Green Nation, and head over to Baltimore Beat Down for more on the Ravens. For league-wide news, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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DeMeco Ryans Plucks The Ball With The Greatest Of Ease

When the Philadelphia Eagles brought in LB DeMeco Ryans it was for moments like this. An amazing heads-up play, and an fantastic athletic dive for the INT on Joe Flacco's pass. Flacco was throwing into coverage that was too tight, but still there wasn't any anticipating that play from Ryans. Realistically, even if Ryans hasn't gotten to the ball there's a good chance another Eagle would have.

Up until this moment he was having a great day, and now has 1 INT and 1 TD on the day.

Demeco

Emotions are high in Philly, and plays like this wont cool them anytime soon.

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Ravens Vs. Eagles: DeSean Jackson Comes Out Swinging As Tempers Flare In Philly

Things are getting tense in Philadelphia as tempers flare between the Ravens and the Eagles. DeSean Jackson tried to throw a match in the tinderbox early, throwing a few punches on Baltimore cornerback Cary Williams. Both players were flagged for offsetting penalties.

Jackson is one of the smaller players on the field in this game, if not the smallest, so it only stands to reason that he would be the one involved in the scrum. Of course, Jackson wasn't the only one mixing it up. The highlights below:

Things could get really out of hand in the second half. The Eagles have already turned the ball over twice on a Michael Vick interception and a LeSean McCoy fumble.

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Bernard Pollard Injury: Ravens Safety Out With Chest Injury

Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an apparent chest injury. He's already returned to the sidelines after a trip to the locker room, but he's no longer wearing his pads, making a possible return to the game quite unlikely.

Pollard appeared to suffer the injury while sacking quarterback Michael Vick in the second quarter, leaving the game immediately following that play. After heading to the locker room, Pollard received X-rays on his chest to assess the situation, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Earlier in the game, Pollard displayed his impressive skills by diving to intercept a Vick pass in the end zone as the Eagles were nearing a touchdown. Since being acquired by Baltimore before the 2011 season, Pollard has appeared in every game for the Ravens, making 15 starts including Sunday.

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Baltimore Ravens Vs Philadelphia Eagles: Betting Odds, Preview and Pick

Baltimore dominated in Week 1 and Philadelphia was pathetic. Small wonder sportsbooks are seeing one-sided action on the Ravens as road underdogs Sunday.

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