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Philadelphia Eagles off to 2-0 start despite turnovers and penalties aplenty

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SWEET: Brent Celek hudles Ed Reed. GIF via Fansided.com

However you want to label it, you can’t say that the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 was dull.

Despite another game that saw too many errors and too many turnovers, the Eagles again pulled out a win to move to 2-0 for the 2012 season. The last time the Birds got off to such a good start was 2004, the year the team went to the Super Bowl

Make of that fact what you will. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles off to 2-0 start despite turnovers and penalties aplenty’

Philadelphia Eagles offense prepares to address concerns in Week 2

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The Philadelphia Eagles face the Baltimore Ravens in their home opener on Sunday.  The usual feeling of excitement leading up to game day surrounds the team, as do a number of questions.

Is there reason to worry about Mike Vick or is what we witnessed in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns a fluke? Can the Eagles offense eliminate the errors and turn on their high-octane weapons in order to beat an exceptional Baltimore defense? How will Philadelphia’s D perform against a Ravens offense fresh off of a strong Monday night performance against the Bengals, featuring the likes of one of the best running backs in the league in Ray Rice and quarterbacks in Joe Flacco? Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles offense prepares to address concerns in Week 2′

Eagles Defeat Ravens 13-6 in Preseason Opener

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Sure, it’s just the preseason, but the Eagles looked good on Thursday night.

In their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens, there was plenty of reason to continue with the optimism and excitement that has been the hallmark of lead-up to the Eagles’ 2011 season.

It doesn’t hurt that Philadelphia won 13 – 6.

Brent Celek had the game’s only touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Vick. Rookie kicker Alex Henery accounted for the rest of the Eagles’ points, netting a 35-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter and a 24-yarder in the 3rd.

Mike Vick looked sharp, going 4/6 for 74 yards. Not that it means anything, as Vick was in the game for only a hot minute, but his QB rating for Thursday’s game was 148.6. If you see that number you just have to write it because it may never happen again.

Vick’s time on the field included one of the game’s highlights, a 42-yard pass beautifully caught by 2nd year WR Riley Cooper.

Vince Young, who’s had some rocky moments in training camp thus far, showed that he is still the player the Eagles thought they signed. He showed his trademark mobility and seems to be getting more comfortable with Philadelphia’s offense. Young completed 3 of 5 passes for 45 yards.

The Eagles tried to break out more of a running game, which should be more of an option for the team due to the addition of Ronnie Brown. Brown had 9 carries for 22 yards, and Dion Lewis had 10 carries for 26 yards.

All eyes on this game were really on Juan Castillo and the Eagles defense. Skeptical as I remain about Castillo as the DC, in their first preseason outing Philadelphia’s defense made the grade. They applied constant and consistent pressure on the Ravens, keeping them from the endzone the entire game.

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Let The Games Begin!

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That’s right, ladies and gents, tonight marks the first Philadelphia Eagles preseason game versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Andy Reid warns that there will be a lot of learning going on in this year’s preseason games due to the lack of OTAs and mini camps in the offseason. With that said, he notes that “there’s going to be great energy” on the field.

In other words, expect this year’s preseason games to be ugly. But they will present plenty of opportunities for fans, players and coaches to learn a lot about this reputed “Dream Team.” Continue reading ‘Let The Games Begin!’