NFL Week 2 continues on Sunday and we will see the Baltimore Ravens take a short trip north to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The game is scheduled for a 1:00 PM (Eastern) start time and it will be televised live on CBS. Currently the odds for the game have Philadelphia favored by 2.5 points, while the total sits at 46.5. Currently 90% of the Public is on Baltimore, while 50% is on the Over. Find out what side the Public is taking on all the games by clicking HERE.
Free Analysis: Joe Flacco strengthened his case for landing the big long- term contract he's been seeking with a terrific Week 1 performance. Entering the final year of a rookie deal he signed as Baltimore's first-round draft choice in 2008, Flacco certainly didn't let his uncertain future status affect him in the season opener. The 27-year-old was razor sharp in directing a more up-tempo Ravens offense that looked to be in midyear form in Monday's matchup against fellow AFC North member Cincinnati, completing 21-of-29 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover to spearhead a 44-13 shellacking of the Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.The Ravens piled up 430 total yards for the contest, with Flacco finishing with a 128.4 passer rating that stands as the fourth-best mark in the fifth- year pro's career. Running back Ray Rice had to settle for a supporting role - albeit a stellar one - with 10 carries for 68 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Despite the absence of reigning Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, the Ravens had four sacks and forced two turnovers. The Ravens weren't particularly good at stopping the run in Monday's lid- lifter, with Cincinnati top back BenJarvus Green-Ellis grinding out 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, but there's certainly a precedent for a better outcome from a defense that's ranked in the top five in rushing yards allowed for six consecutive seasons and boasts a pair of elite stoppers in ageless inside linebacker Ray Lewis and burly tackle Haloti Ngata (4 tackles).
The Eagles showed Vick the money after the controversial signal-caller put together a stupendous comeback season during the team's run to an NFC East title in 2010, inking a five-year pact with a maximum value of $80 million in August of last year. Vick was intercepted four times in last Sunday's game at Cleveland, with the final one returned 27 yards for a touchdown by linebacker D'Qwell Jackson that gave the Browns a six-point lead with under 14 minutes left. He was able to gain a measure of redemption, however, by engineering a 16-play, 91-yard series in the contest's final stages and hitting tight end Clay Harbor for a four-yard score with 1:18 to go that lifted Philadelphia to a sloppy but hard- earned 17-16 win. The Eagles turned the ball over five times in all while committing 12 penalties for 110 yards, with the miscues lessening the effectiveness of an offense that churned out 456 total yards and 25 first downs while holding the ball for nearly 36 minutes. The Eagles were also plagued by errors in their most recent tussle with the Ravens, with five Philadelphia giveaways contributing greatly to an ugly 37-6 defeat in Baltimore back in 2008. Defensively the Eagles did a fine job on Weedonas he went a poor 12 for 35 for 118 yards and four interceptions, two to Rodgers-Cromartie and two to safety Kurt Coleman (4 tackles). Philadelphia also did a solid job containing the run, holding prized rookie back Trent Richardson to a pedestrian 39 yards on 19 carries. Overall the Eagles held the Browns to just 210 yards of total offense.
The Ravens’ 2-8 ATS in games after performing under the Monday Night lights, while Andy Reid is 21-6-1 SU and 18-9-1 ATS with the Eagles as a favorite in games off a spread loss of more than 7 points.
Free Pick: Such a small line for an Eagles team that is loaded with talent. This is over reaction to last weeks games. Last week the Eagles were big favorites in Cleveland and had this game on deck and they really put for a lackluster effort. The Defense played very well, but the offense looked uninspired and Vick had a rough one with 4 INT's. This offense is better than that and they will show it in their home opener today. Last year the Eagles put up 29 ppg in their last 6 home games. They will be taking on a tough Baltimore defense that looked good on Monday night, but that Raven defense is getting up there in age and just may not be all that fresh to chase Vick and the Eagles receivers all over the field, especially on a short week. Flacco and that no huddle offense looked great on Monday night, but they will be taking on a much tougher defense this week, plus now that they have run their no huddle offense their is now film on it and the element of surprise is gone in that respect. This game is sandwiched between road games vs Cleveland and Arizona, while the have a short week off a divisional MNF game and have the Pats on deck next Sunday night. Great spot for the eagle to show they are for real.
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