It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy, but the Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 to start the season after narrowly defeating the Baltimore Ravens 24-23.
Quarterback Michael Vick rallied his team back in the final minutes of the game for the second consecutive week. With 1:55 left in the game, Vick ran into the endzone from the Ravens’ one-yard line to give the Eagles their first 2-0 start since 2004.
Turnovers were an issue for the Eagles despite the impressive win. The team committed four turnovers on Sunday. According to ESPN, they are just the fifth team over the last 50 years to go 2-0 despite turning the ball over at least four times in each of their two games.
“Just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach as far as how many times we turned the ball over in two games,” Vick said after the game. We just have to do a better job at holding on to the football, I have to do a better job with my decision making and everything will work itself out.”
Vick wound up throwing for 371 yards and ran for another 34. Running back LeSean McCoy ran for 81 yards and a touchdown. Tight End Brent Celek caught eight passes for 157 yards.
For the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 232 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Running back Ray Rice led the team with 99 rushing yards.
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