Top 5 questions for this Philadelphia Eagles team ahead of Game 6

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4. What can the Philadelphia Eagles expect from the Ravens on defense?

The Philadelphia Eagles offensive line, unfortunately, won’t be getting a break this week as they have to deal with Ravens defensive tackle Calais Campbell and nose tackle Brandon Williams. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz won’t get any breaks either as he’ll need to know where linebacker Patrick Queen and cornerback Marcus Peters are at all times.

The Ravens run a 3-4 base defense but will primarily use four or five-man front packages. They have an excellent linebacking core in addition to Queen, including former Eagle LJ Fort (a guy Philly said wasn’t good enough). He has been a grand addition to the Raven defense. There’s also cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who has come up big with one and a half sacks on the year.

Baltimore likes to disguise different blitz packages and cover schemes inside zone coverage. They can quickly switch to press-man coverage on the fly and send in a defensive back or linebacker for the quarterback.

The ‘Birds’ run an offensive scheme where they like to employ two-tight end or three-wide-receiver sets. Philly is a pass-first team. Their fans have been begging for Miles Sanders to be fed the ball more, but until that happens, we’ll have to wait and see if the Eagles have gotten any better at scheming their receivers open. Advantage: Ravens