Sunday, September 16, 2012

Eagles, Ravens checklist, pick

Spirit of the late Eagle Joe Brown lives on,

OFFENSE: Ravens. No huddle is perfect for Joe Flacco.

DEFENSE: Eagles. Season opening effort wasn't a fluke.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Ravens. Their kicker, Justin Tucker, can hit it a mile.

COACHING: Ravens. A little more cohesive than their counterparts.

INTANGIBLES: Eagles. Oddsmakers made them the favorite to take bets.

THE TALK: The Eagles won with defense last week. With receivers DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant banged-up, that’s what it will take to get the job done against the Ravens, who with Joe Flacco getting the ball to Ray Rice, play better offense than defense these days.

THE PICK: Make it Ravens 27, Eagles 24.

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