This was a rough afternoon for Ravens fans, like myself. Baltimore spent the majority of the game ahead of the Eagles, and it remained that way until the final two minutes of the game.
This morning, just hours before kick-off I had read a statistic that stated that the past three home-openers for the Eagles resulted in losses against the winners of the following Super Bowl (Saints in 2009, Packers in 2010 and Giants in 2011). I had high hopes for the Ravens to keep the streak going, but the Eagles pulled through.
Although he threw two interceptions, Michael Vick kept the team alive by throwing a touchdown pass, passing for over 370 yards and was responsible for the game-winning touchdown.
I know it is only the second week of the season, but if we are following the pattern of the past few years, does this mean the Eagles are going to finally win a Super Bowl? An announcer after the game even said that it was too easy to “talk Super Bowl,” but seemed impressed by Philadelphia’s performance.
Ravens were picked as a favorite to win this game, especially after their performance last week against the Bengals. Here’s hoping they can come through against the New England Patriots when they return to Baltimore for their next game.
I do enjoy watching the Eagles play, but the Ravens did put up a fight. A win is a win, but did the Eagles truly perform as well as they could have? At this point in the season, it is difficult to say. We’ll have to wait and see how they do in Arizona next week.
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