The Eagles will try to pick up their second win of the season against a good Ravens team at the Linc on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles are 1-3-1 after losing to the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week. Meanwhile, the Ravens are 4-1 with their only loss coming to the Chiefs in Week 3.
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And here are three important things to know:
1. There will be roughly 5,000 fans in attendance at the Linc today. It’s the first time this season there will be fans at an Eagles home game.
Tickets went on sale this week first to season ticket holders who opted into the 2020 season. Fans will be socially distanced and the Eagles have taken all the necessary precautions, including going to an all-cashless stadium. Keep in note there is no tailgating this year and only fans with tickets will be allowed into the parking lots.
2. The Eagles have 11 turnovers this season, tied for the most in the NFL and the Ravens have 10 takeaways this season; just one team has more. So the turnover battle in this game could be huge. If the Eagles cough up the football, they’re not going to win.
The Ravens are +6 in turnover differential and the Eagles are -6. If that trend continues, then the Ravens are going win this game.
3. The Eagles opened the week at 7.5-point underdogs but by Saturday that number inflated to 9.5 points. As Reuben Frank pointed out earlier this week, it’s very rare for the Eagles to be touchdown-plus underdogs for three consecutive weeks.
In fact, this is the first time it has happened since Andy Reid’s first year as head coach in 1999. That was 21 years ago. The Eagles obviously covered against the 49ers two weeks ago when they won. They didn’t last week when they lost to the Steelers by nine.