The Eagles are back.
So are the Ravens.
And the Ravens are back again.
But not the Eagles.
They are just the Ravens again.
They’re the NFL’s best team again.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has a chance to be the first coach in league history to win three consecutive Super Bowls and to reach the playoffs seven consecutive seasons.
He has never won a playoff game in Philadelphia, which is not surprising considering Kelly has coached in the city since 1989.
He’s also the longest-tenured coach in the NFL.
He won three Super Bowl titles and five NFC East titles in Philadelphia.
Kelly has had success with his offensive line, which has given up just six sacks and no quarterback hits in three of the Eagles three losses this season.
That could change in the second half, as the Eagles will look to slow down the Ravens’ defense.
Baltimore ranks second in sacks, second in yards per carry and first in passing yards allowed.
Kelly is the Ravens second-leading rusher with 3.2 yards per rush, and his pass-catchers have combined for 20 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
They have allowed just 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions through their first two games.
Baltimore has struggled on defense, giving up a league-low 13.7 points per game.
The Ravens have allowed more than 300 rushing yards in six of their past seven games, including three games in a row.
They will also try to slow the Eagles offensive success on Sunday night when the Eagles host the Houston Texans.
The Eagles have been good on offense in the first half this season, scoring on their first three possessions of the second quarter.
Kelly’s offensive line has held its own with the first three plays of the first quarter, and they also held their own against the Ravens defense.
Kelly said the Ravens have struggled with consistency all season long.
He said the offensive line was struggling to protect quarterback Andy Dalton and that the offensive lines struggles with running plays.
The offensive line also struggled with stopping tight ends when they had receivers open.
The only time the Ravens held Dalton under pressure was on the final play of the game when they sacked him on the first play of a 2-minute drill.
Kelly was pleased with the play calling the Eagles had Sunday, which he said he was pleased about.
Kelly also was pleased that his offensive linemen kept the pressure on.
They kept holding Dalton under constant pressure.
He added that his linemen stayed in the pocket all game long and were good at that.
Kelly had a good day in the third quarter.
The offense had four drives that went to the 1, but none went longer than 3:24, with the Eagles gaining 3 first downs on those drives.
Kelly got to his quarterback quickly on the play he wanted to make, when he sacked Dalton for a 2nd and goal from the 3.
On the Eagles second touchdown, he got his receivers open with a screen pass.
Kelly made the throw, and Dalton threw incomplete.
On his next play, Kelly ran a short pass to Tyler Boyd for a 16-yard gain.
The first touchdown came after the Eagles offense had to deal with two missed tackles by the Ravens, including one by linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Kelly finished with 28 completions for 348 yards.
He had five passes intercepted and six passes defended.
The Baltimore defense gave up five sacks, five hits and seven passes defended Sunday.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, and he also ran for 104 yards and three scores.
The game was tied 24-24 in the fourth quarter before the Ravens won 26-23.
Kelly didn’t hesitate when he was asked if he would have liked to have been able to keep his quarterback in the game.
But he was happy with how he handled it.
I thought the guys handled it great, and we had a great locker room, a great offensive line and a great defensive line, and it was a really good win.
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