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Ravens vs. Eagles Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

Ravens vs. Eagles Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

The Baltimore Ravens are home at M&T Bank Stadium for the final time in the 2016 NFL regular season on Sunday to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a pivotal Week 15 matchup

The Ravens (7-6) are currently on the outside of the AFC Playoff bracket and with remaining games against the Bengals (5-7-1) and Steelers (8-5), a win again the Eagles (5-8) is of the utmost importance. Although the Ravens hold the tiebreaker over the Steelers, their Week 14 loss to the Patriots put Joe Flacco and company behind the 8-ball with just three games left.

The Ravens enter Week 15 having won four of their last six games, with their only two losses coming to the Cowboys and Patriots, the projected No. 1-seeds in the NFC and AFC playoffs, respectively.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are mired in a four-game losing streak and are looking to finish the season on a high note and ruin another team's playoff chances.

Ravens vs. Eagles begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Before the game begins, be sure to tune into Ravens Kickoff at 12:00 p.m. ET on CSN. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here to provide the latest updates, highlights, scores, stats and analysis from the Ravens' Week 15 game vs. the Eagles. Be sure to leave your thoughts on the game in the comment section below.

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FOURTH QUARTER:

4:07 p.m.: Carson Wentz scrambles, dives into end zone. Touchdown. 4 seconds left.

4:06 p.m.: Wentz looks for Jordan MAtthews in the corner of the end zone. Incomplete. 12 seconds remaining.

4:05 p.m.: Oh no. Another flag in the secondary. Pass interference on Tavon Young. Eagles at the 4-yard line. 17 seconds remaining. 

4:04 p.m.: Zach Ertz makes a beautiful catch on the sidelines. Eagles approaching the red zone. 22 seconds reamining.

4:03 p.m.: C.J. Mosely flagged for pass interence. Eagles have a first down near midfield. 33 seconds remaining. 

4:01 p.m.: Eagles have the ball back with a minute to go and trail by seven. This is getting dicey. 

3:52 p.m.: Another field goal for the Eagles. The Ravens will take that considering how the drive started. Ravens lead 27-20 with 2:20 remaining.

3:47 p.m.: The Eagles go back to the ground game. It's working. Ryan Matthews picks up yet another gain of at least  8 yards. Matthews now had 128 yards on the ground. 

3:44 p.m.: Oh no, Joe. Flacco throws a bad intereption in the Redskins and the Eagles return it close to midfield. With 6 minutes left, the Ravens just extended the Eagles a lifeline. 

3:40 p.m.: Joe Flacco finds Mike Wallace for a 54-yard gain and the Ravens are close to icing this game away,

3:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN! Kenneth Dixon now ahs his first career rushing touchdown on a 16-yard touchdown to give the Ravens a 27-17 lead. 

3:20 p.m.: Caleb Sturgis drills another FG, this time from 27 yards. Eagles are dominating the game but can't find paydirt. The ran the ball down nearly the entire field, then threw two passes and stalled out. Ravens lead 20-17.

3:17 p.m.: The Eagles have 114 yards on the ground using the aforementioned Treggs, Kenjon Barner, Ryan Matthews, Byron Marshall and Carson Wentz. The Eagles have nearly ten more minutes of ball possession than the Ravens, yet still trail by six. 

THIRD QUARTER: Ravens 20, Eagles 17

3:14 p.m.: Eagles continue to grind it out on the ground. This time it's Bryce Treggs on third down. Up until exactly a minute ago, I would have believed Bryce Tregs is a made up name. I'm still not convinced Bryce Treggs isn't a made up name. 

3:10 p.m.: The last 20 minutes have been a slog. 

3:07 p.m.: Jeremy Zuttah is down on the field, but walks off under his own power. John Urschel comes in to play center. 

2:51 p.m.: Fletcher Cox collapses the pocket and takes down Joe Flacco for Philadelphia's third sack of the day. Ravens forced to punt. 

2:49 p.m.: The first play of the second half is a 41-yard run from Terrence West. T-West had just two carries against the Patriots on Monday night. Now up to 9 carries for 80 yards today.

SECOND QUARTER: Ravens 20, Eagles 14

2:34 p.m.: That will do it for the first half. The Ravens lead 20-14 and Steve Smith Sr. is now in seventh place in all-time receiving yards. Just passed Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison.

3:31 p.m: Smith is back in the game and BOOOOM TOUCHDOWN SMITTY!.

2:29 p.m.: Smith gets helped off the field and is being looked at by the medical staff. 

2:28 p.m.: Joe Flacco takes a deep shot down field, but it’s just out of the reach of Steve Smith. Smitty is down on the field. Looks like a shoulder injury.

2:25 p.m.: Chris Moore returns the kick. Moore gets into the open field and coughs up the ball. But Marqueston Huff is there to fall on it. Crisis averted. 

2:23 p.m.: That was a slow grind of a drive for the Eagles. But they have to settle for a field goal. 17 plays, 59 yards. 7:42 of ball possession. Eagles lead 14-13.

2:15 p.m.: Another big pickup for Matthews. The Ravens' front-seven is getting pushed around a good bit on this drive.

2:10 p.m.: Kenjon barner picks up 10 yards but looks like he injured his hamstring. The Eagles are painfully thing at RB after losing Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood last week to injuries. 

2:07 p.m.: Ryan MAtthews is having an effective game for the Eagles. Nothing flashy, but he's keeping the Philadelphia offense on the field. 

1:56 p.m.: UPDATE: The news gets a bit better. 

1:53 p.m.: And the news gets even worse. Zach Orr may have a concussion.

1:51 p.m.: The weather is so bad that the Eagles decide to go for the two-point conversion isntead of kicking the FG. Matthews goes over the top and the Eagles now lead 11-10.

1:49 p.m.: Ryan Matthews plows into the end zone for the TD. Woof.

1:45 p.m.: Oh no, Joe. Flacco gets pressured, steps up in the pocket and coughs up the football. Eagles recover inside the Ravens' red zone.

FIRST QUARTER: Ravens 10, Eagles 3

1:38 p.m.: Weather update: The sky has opened up at M&T Bank Stadium and the wind is howling. It's nasty.

1:35 p.m.: Justin Tucker is on for a 53-yard field goal. It's good, becuase he's Justin Tucker and that's what he does. That was his 10th field goal of 50 yards or more and is now tied for the NFL record for most FGs of 50 yards or more in a single season.

1:31 p.m.: Michael Campanaro's first play on offense is a jet sweep for 39 yards. Devin who?

1:27 p.m: Caleb Sturgis puts the Eagles on the board with a 45-yard FG. The snap was good, which for the Eagles, is great. They used four long snappers last week following an injury to All-Pro/Magician Jon Dorenbos. 

1:23 p.m.: Eagles force Ravens to punt.

1:19 p.m.: Joe Flacco swallowed up by the Eagles' pass rudsh. He eats a sack near the Ravens' own goal line.

1:16 p.m.: The Ravens nearly force another turnover on an Elvis Dumervil sack. But alas, they settle for an Eagles punt instead. With Devin Hester being released earlier this week, Michael Campanaro is back to field the punt in his season debut.

1:11 p.m.: That was too easy. Joe Flacco finds Kamar Aiken in the back of the end zone. Ravens turn the interception into seven points on a 5-play, 36-yard drive with three first downs.

1:06 p.m.: INTERCEPTION! After two run plays go nowhere, Carson Wentz makes a bad throw and puts it right in Zach Orr's hands. That's his second INT of the season. The Ravens are now tied for the NFL lead with 16 this season. 

1:00 p.m.: The Ravens win the toss and defer. Justin Tucker's kickoff goes into the back of the end zone. The Eagles will start at the 25-yard line.

PREGAME:

12:55 p.m.: Brior to kickoff, the Ravens held a moment of silence in honor of former tight end Konrad Reuland, who died on Dec. 12 from a brain aneurysm

12:48 p.m.: Could this be the last time Steve Smith Sr. plays in front of fans at M&T Bank Stadium? His family is in the house for the home finale. 

https://twitter.com/89SteveSmith/status/810541801643933696

12:35 p.m.: Eagles fans are in the building. Lots of them.

12:22 p.m.: Just so we're all on the same apge, here is what needs to happen for the Ravens to play the playoffs:
- Win 3 games, make playoffs
- Win 2 games, need Dolphins to lose final 2 games, Broncos to lose 2 of 3 and Titans and Texans to lose 1.

In summary, the Ravens basically need to win their final three games in order to make the playoffs. 

12:15 p.m.: Weather update: It's still nasty out at M&T Bank Stadium, but the field seems to be holding up during pregame. 

12:00 p.m.: If you're near a television, it's time to turn on CSN for Ravens Kickoff. Rob Carlin is holding down the fort with Brad Jackson. 

11:50 a.m.: The weather report for M&T Bank Stadium is a gross one. It's 61 degrees in downtown Baltimore, but it will be raining for much of the game, with a slight chance of wintry mix. The temperature could drop almost 20 degrees by kickoff. But, the good news is that at least it's not as cold as Chicago, Kansas City, Buffalo, Cincinnati or Denver.

11:30 a.m.: The Ravens inactive list is here. Cornerback Jimmy Smith reamins sidelined with an ankle injury. Who is joining him on the bench? 

11:20 a.m.: What are the keys to victory for the Ravens today? Stay focused on the task at hand, establish the run game and get to Carson Wentz. Well, there's more than just that, click here to read the full game preview. 

11:10 a.m.: Be sure to follow our Ravens Insiders Clifton Brown and Bo Smolka, as well as our Ravens' anchor Brent Harris, who are both braving the elements at M&T Bank Stadium today. Also, be sure to follow our CSN Ravens account on Twitter for the dank memes and such. 

11:00 a.m.: Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live blog for Week 15 between the Ravens and Eagles. I am your esteemed host, Troy Machir. You can follow me on Twitter if you're into that sorta thing. DO IT. THIS IS NOT A SUGGESTION. 

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Ravens’ Orlando Brown Jr. weathered a poor NFL Combine showing and became a Pro Bowler

Ravens’ Orlando Brown Jr. weathered a poor NFL Combine showing and became a Pro Bowler

When Orlando Brown Jr. declared for the NFL Draft in in January 2018, he was fresh off a season in which he was named a consensus All-American offensive lineman for the first time in his college career.

The son of former Ravens and Cleveland Browns right tackle Orlando Brown was considered one of the top linemen in his draft class and figured to be a coveted selection in the first round. But that all changed at the NFL Scouting Combine, where he put together one of the worst performances in the history of the event.

“For me personally, I know that I had the worst combine in NFL history,” Brown told The Athletic for a story published Monday. “At the end of the day, I knew that it didn’t necessarily define me as a football player or define me as a person. I’ve never been somebody who runs fast or jumps high or does much in the weight room. But I’m always getting stronger and getting better.

“I don’t mind talking about it because it’s something that I think people need to hear more often about, more so than the negatives that people pay attention to. This doesn’t necessarily define guys as football players.”

The numbers were striking.

His 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press? Worst among offensive lineman at the Combine. His 19.5-inch vertical jump and 82-inch broad jump? Try worst among everyone at the Combine. The same could be said for his time of 5.85 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Teams reassessed their evaluations of Brown, and when Draft Day came, it showed. After originally being considered one of the best offensive linemen in the draft, Brown fell to the Ravens in the third round and 83rd overall.

“It did take me a while to get over it,” Brown said. “Up until that point, I had that first-round grade from a lot of different teams. I felt like I could have gone in the top 10, just with who I am as a player and the confidence I had in myself to come to the NFL and be productive. It did take a toll on me a little bit. It still gives me a bigger chip on my shoulder than I already have.”

But Brown wasn’t deterred by the loss in pedigree. He’s started all 32 games since the start of the 2018 season and was named to the Pro Bowl last season after allowing just three sacks at all year (per Pro Football Focus). Only one of the linemen drafted in front of him, the Indianapolis Colts’ Quenton Nelson, have since earned a Pro Bowl berth

“At the end of the day, I’m glad it happened. It put me in Baltimore in a great situation, with a great organization and a great team. My dad was really big on everything happens for a reason. As much as I hate to say it, although I probably shorted myself $20-something million, at the end of the day, I don’t regret it at all. I’m glad I ended up in Baltimore.”

Things worked out for Brown, but not every player who falls down draft boards because of a poor Combine performance ends up getting as lucky. Players drafted in the first round often get a second chance with another team if they struggle early on in their careers. But those who fall to the later rounds often have a shorter leash without the safety net of another team taking a flier on them.

Brown hopes to be a signal of hope for players like him who feel that their Combine results don’t reflect the kind of player they think they are. With the 2020 Combine set to start Thursday, he chose now to speak out and let teams know they shouldn’t put too much stock into test results.

“A lot of times people are wrong, man. They put a lot of stock into the combine just because of lazy scouting,” Brown said. “I just think too much goes into other things, instead of sitting there and looking at the film, seeing how this guy evaluates the rush, seeing how this guy moves in space. Does he know where he’s going? Is he the guy leading the communication when they’re on the field? From there, you figure out what type of guy he is off the field.

“The scouts, sometimes they do a good job doing that, but for me, that’s where a lot of teams mess up. I think Baltimore has gotten it right.”

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Report: Ravens extend defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale to three-year extension

Report: Ravens extend defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale to three-year extension

According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Ravens have made another move to keep their defense intact long-term. 

Defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale has reportedly signed a three-year contract extension that will make Martindale the highest paid defensive coordinator in the NFL. But as for the future, the team expects him to be a head coaching candidate after the 2020 season. 

Martindale, 56, has been in Baltimore since 2012 where he started as the team’s linebackers coach. He held that position through 2017 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2018. 

In 2018, his first season as coordinator, he led the Ravens defense to a league best 292.9 yards allowed per game and was runner-up for Associated Press Assistant Coach of the Year.

The Ravens lost some significant pieces after 2018 season and were without Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, Eric Weddle and Za’Darius Smith in 2019. After struggling in three of the first four weeks of the season, the revamped defense eventually took shape. 

Baltimore allowed just 15.1 points per game after the Week 4 loss to Cleveland, where it allowed 40 points — their most all season. 

Through the whole season, the Ravens allowed 300.2 yards per game, which ranked fourth in the league. They also ranked third in total points with 17.6 points allowed per game. 

The unit took shape with some key mid-season acquisitions — most notably Marcus Peters, Jihad Ward and Josh Bynes — and lifted the unit to one of the best in the league along with its NFL-best offense.

In a season of new contracts for the Ravens defense, they’ve now extended cornerback Tavon Young, linebacker L.J. Fort, defensive lineman and linebacker Patrick Ricard, Peters and, most recently, safety Chuck Clark in the last year.

Now, the man leading the defense will be in the fold for a few more years, too. 

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