The Ravens will limp back to Baltimore after an embarrassing 40-17 loss that wasn't as close as the final score. They now have two preseason games left, and just two weeks left before the 90-man roster must be slashed to 53.
Which Ravens helped themselves, and which hurt themselves, with their play on Saturday night? Note that this focuses on those players who are on the roster bubble. So we'll spare starters such as Kendrick Lewis, whose night included two penalties and a bad whiffed tackle, all on one series. In fact, the entire starting defense was embarrassed by the uptempo Eagles as they rolled to a 24-0 halftime lead.
Indeed, the line of those underperforming against the Eagles is plenty long. But there were a few bright spots.
LB ARTHUR BROWN
The third-year linebacker appeared to leap-frog Zach Orr as a No. 2 inside linebacker, and for a while he played along C.J. Mosley and other starters. Brown finished with five tackles and a sack on defense and showed improved quickness and the ability to shed blocks and make the hit. Brown also had a nice tackle in punt coverage, which is significant. Special teams has been a weakness of his; it's one major reason Orr played so much more than Brown last season.
RB TERRENCE MAGEE
With Lorenzo Taliaferro banged up in an early collision, Magee played perhaps more than expected and finished with 11 carries for a team-high 44 yards. He has had some nice moments in camp, and although it's still a crowded backfield with Justin Forsett, Taliaferro and rookie Buck Allen, the undrafted Magee put some nice work on tape.
WR DARREN WALLER
The receiver had a strong week of camp in Philadelphia, and he hauled in the Ravens' first touchdown on a 7-yard wide receiver screen. Waller finished with three catches for 21 yards, and although the Ravens didn't really take advantage of his 6-6 height on his touchdown catch, he showed he could be a red zone target.
WR DeANDRE CARTER
Carter finished with three catches for 34 yards, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Carter had two passes go off his hands, although one would have been an outstanding grab. He also dropped a kickoff return for the second straight week. That is not how to win a roster spot.
LB ZACH ORR
This week it was Arthur Brown, not Orr, running at inside linebacker with the second-team defense. Orr finished with three tackles but also was called for a penalty. And Orr was among the players who overran the play, then missed a tackle, on the Eagles' punt return touchdown.
CB QUINTON POINTER
Pointer ran with the top two units at times early in camp, and started the preseason opener against the Saints. But in Philadelphia, he was basically relegated to mop-up duty. Rashaan Melvin started opposite Jimmy Smith with Lardarius Webb sidelined, and Kyle Arrington, Asa Jackson, rookie Tray Walker and Cassius Vaughn all appeared to get more extended looks than Pointer, who finished with two tackles.