NFL Game Summary - Baltimore at Philadelphia|
(Sunday, September 16th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 24, Baltimore 23
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Michael Vick scored on a 1-yard run with
just 1:55 remaining to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-23 win over the
Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Trailing 23-17, Vick led the Eagles down the field with a 10-play, 80-yard
march to take the lead, capped by the touchdown scamper.
Vick, who also led Philadelphia to a come-from-behind win over the Cleveland
Browns last week, took the snap and ran to his left before diving across the
On the previous play Vick dropped back to pass and was hit as he was releasing
the ball. The play was originally ruled a fumble, but an official review
overturned the call.
Joe Flacco's pass on 4th-and-1 with 54 seconds to play sailed out of bounds
and the Eagles (2-0) held on for a second straight one-point win.
Vick finished the game 23-for-32 through the air for 371 yards and a
touchdown, but threw two interceptions. Vick also rushed for 34 yards and a
LeSean McCoy ran for 81 yards and a touchdown, but lost a fumble, one of the
Eagles' four turnovers.
"They try to intimidate you, that's one of their strategies," Eagles defensive
tackle Cullen Jenkins said of the Ravens. "They try to get you out of your
game. We're not going to let anybody intimidate us, especially in our own
Flacco threw for 232 yards and a touchdown after completing 22-of-42
passes. Ray Rice carried the ball 16 times for 99 yards and Jacoby Jones
caught a 21-yard touchdown pass for the Ravens (1-1), who look to bounce back
against the New England Patriots next week.
"I thought the Ravens fought and competed. It was a chaotic game out there,"
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It didn't go our way at the end, but I am
proud of our guys. I think we will be just fine coming out of this game going
Justin Tucker nailed three field goals, including a pair of 50-plus yard kicks
After driving down to the Ravens' 12-yard line on the game's opening
possession, Vick was picked off for the first time when Bernard Pollard made a
diving catch in the end zone.
Baltimore, however, gave it right back as Flacco was stripped by Trent Cole
and the ball was pounced on by Jenkins.
On 3rd-and-20, Vick dumped it off to Brent Celek, who picked up 19 yards, and
the Eagles turned to McCoy to pick up the first down on 4th-and-short.
After a 1-yard gain from Bryce Brown, Ravens safety Ed Reed was flagged for
roughing the passer, giving the Eagles the ball on the Baltimore 1-yard line.
McCoy did the rest and punched it in to put the Eagles on top 7-0.
The Ravens turned to the no huddle on the ensuing possession and quickly moved
the ball down the field, gaining at least four yards on all seven plays.
Flacco opened the march with a 23-yard strike to Ed Dickson before back-to-
back rushes from Rice put the ball on the Eagles' 24. A quick pass to Dennis
Pitta and a 4-yard gain from Rice followed by Anquan Boldin's 7-yard reception
set up a 5-yard plunge over the goal line from fullback Vonta Leach.
After Vick was sacked on the next possession, the Eagles were forced to punt
it back to Baltimore.
Flacco's pass to Rice on 3rd-and-4 was incomplete and the Ravens lined up to
punt it back to Philadelphia.
But the snap went to Sean Considine, who tripped over his blocker and
fell short of the first down, giving the Eagles excellent starting field
The Eagles, however, spoiled the opportunity when Vick botched a handoff to
Bryce Brown on third down.
The Ravens capitalized on the turnover with a touchdown to go up 14-7 when
Flacco found Jones for a 21-yard score. Rice broke a 43-yard rush to get the
ball in Philadelphia territory and three plays later, Flacco located Jones
on the sideline for the score.
Tucker nailed a 56-yarder at the end of the half to put Baltimore ahead 17-7.
After DeMeco Ryans picked off Flacco on the Ravens' opening drive in the
second half, the Eagles marched down the field and scored when Vick found
Jeremy Maclin all alone in the end zone from 23 yards out. Vick scrambled to
the left and took off down field, but whipped the ball to Maclin just as he
approached the line of scrimmage.
Following a Baltimore three-and-out, Vick led the Eagles down the field, but
the drive was halted after Vick fell short of the first down on 3rd-and-7.
Vick scrambled up the middle and lunged forward to pick up the first down,
falling just shy of the marker. Alex Henery followed with a 23-yard field goal
to knot it up at 17-17.
On the second to last play of the third quarter, Vick's pass was tipped by
Celek and picked off by Reed.
The Ravens then drove down the field, but Flacco was sacked on 3rd-and-14 and
Baltimore settled for a 51-yard field goal.
After the Eagles' drive stalled on their own 48-yard line, Chas Henry punted
it back to the Ravens. Flacco led Baltimore down the field, highlighted with a
37-yard dump off to Rice.
On 3rd-and-12 from the Eagles' 25, Flacco connected with Jones in the end
zone, but the touchdown was nullified following an offensive pass interference
"The refs are ridiculous, they need to do something about it," Boldin said.
"The guy was holding (Jones) all the way down the field. When he tried to get
the guy off of him they wanted to throw a flag. The refs are a joke, man."
Flacco's pass to Rice on 3rd-and-22 went for just five yards, and Baltimore
turned to Tucker once again, and the rookie kicker split the uprights from 48-
The Eagles lost Maclin (hip), center Jason Kelce (knee) and left tackle King
Dunlap (hamstring) to injuries in the third quarter ... Philadelphia improved
to 2-1-1 all-time against the Ravens ... Tucker tied a franchise record with a
56-yard field goal.
09/17 01:16:30 ET