3 Ways Philadelphia Eagles can slow that Baltimore Ravens offense

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1. The Philadelphia Eagles can’t let Baltimore get off to a fast start on offense.

Baltimore plays its best football when they get off to quick starts in the first half. In Week 6, as usual, the Ravens will want to come out fast and let Jackson and all of those offensive weapons wear down the opposing defense.

The Ravens are scoring an average of 18.4 points per in the first half of games during the 2020 season. The Eagles defense has allowed an average of 12.4 points scored in the first half of games this season.

The ‘Birds’ defense played well versus the San Francisco 49ers for most of the game in Week 4, but that was against Nick Mullens. They were blistered by C.J. Beathard at the end of the game. This team hasn’t proven that they can make stops on defense if they absolutely have to do so

They held the Washington Football Team to seven points in the first half (they did the same versus San Fran), but in D.C., they couldn’t put out any fires once the team was in crisis.

The Ravens are ranked 19th in the league in second-half scoring as they’re averaging 11.4 points in the second half of games. In the last three, the Ravens have only managed to score ten points in the second half.

Winning the first half and getting out to an early lead will be crucial to an Eagles win in Week 6. This Ravens team isn’t built to play from behind.