- Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Eagles are once again underdogs in Week 6 of the NFL season.
If Philadelphia Eagles fans thought last week’s game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers was tough, in Week 6, the matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens, figures to be even more so. The Ravens have minimal question marks on a loaded team and pose possibly the toughest matchup for the ‘Birds’ this season.
Philly comes into this game as seven and a half-point underdogs, and even that might be generous. According to ESPN.com, the Ravens are ninth in points scored this season at just under an average of 30 points per game (29.8), compared to the Eagles who are 23rd, averaging right at 22 points per contest.
There is no way to sugarcoat this upcoming game. Baltimore has a terrifying offense that was personally built around and for quarterback Lamar Jackson. Let’s not leave out the Ravens defense, currently ranked first in points allowed. This defense has just as tough of a front as the Steelers, only with a much more lockdown secondary.
For Philly to have any chance in this matchup, they need players to get healthy on both sides of the ball. The Eagles will need all hands on deck to make this one competitive, but (yes, there is a but) Philly has the ability to make this matchup interesting. So, with all that being said, just how do the Eagles size up against the Ravens? Here are the five biggest questions ahead of Sunday’s game.