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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.

RAVENS VS. EAGLES LIVE UPDATES:

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. 

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 experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

Since drafting Lamar Jackson, the Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco is their starter. That doesn't mean they're not experimenting with having them both on the field at the same time, however. 

During this week's minicamp, the team has been lining Jackson up at multiple positions. 

"Gosh, I sure like him out there helping us," coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson during Tuesday's minicamp, via ESPN.com.

"If you put two quarterbacks on the field at once, what options does it create for our offense? That's what we're trying to figure out."

While at Louisville, Jackson rushed for 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons. That's more rushing yards than No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley. That unique skill set could be the creative options the Ravens are looking for. 

While at the NFL Combine, however, Jackson refused to workout at any other position than QB. 

"I have a lot of fun seeing what they come up with and what they're going to come up with next," Jackson said. "We'll see where it goes. You have to use your good players."

The Ravens are already viewing Jackson as one of those 'good players.' 

"Once he gets out of the pocket, it's like watching a young Michael Vick," LB C.J. Mosley said after minicamp practice. "It's amazing to watch. When you're defending him, you just have to act like you're tagging off -- you don't want to be on the highlight reel."

Harbaugh has alluded to the fact that the rookie will be active on game days, just exactly how they get the most out of him is what's in play.

"There's a lot of considerations that go into that," Harbaugh said of using two QBs at the once. "Everybody has an opinion. I've read a few. You want to find a way to get the most out of all your guys."

While Flacco isn't the fasted QB in the league, he has shown glimpses of running ability in the past. Figuring out how to utilize Flacco when Jackson is under center is where things will get interesting.

Interesting - as long as it works - is what Ravens fans have been searching for over the last several seasons. 

"Joe has to be able to do other things if [Jackson is] throwing the ball," Harbaugh said. "It gets the creative juices flowing for our offensive coaches, and they've worked hard on that."

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Ravens D-coordinator Don Martindale puts personal stamp on unit

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- There are no dreary work days for Don Martindale, who has overwhelmingly embraced his new role as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens.

After serving for five seasons as the team's linebackers coach, Martindale was promoted to coordinator in January after Dean Pees left the post.

Enthusiastic doesn't even begin to describe Martindale's attitude about being in charge of the defense.

"Ever since we've made this transition, it's been a joy to just come through those gates every day. I love it," Martindale said after Wednesday's mandatory minicamp practice.

This isn't the first time Martindale has been put in charge of molding a defense. In 2010, he watched over a unit in Denver that was the worst in the NFL in both yards and points allowed per game.

Given a second chance, the 55-year-old Martindale is putting together a defense that will rely heavily on the instinct of several of its most proven players, most notably safety Eric Weddle and linebackers Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley.

"He's just putting his personal fix on our defense and expanding it, giving the guys confidence to play fast," Weddle said. "The idea is to do what's best for the defense, not what's best the individual."

Martindale called Mosley "the quarterback" of a fluid unit that can make a snap-change from drop-back coverage to an all-out blitz. In that regard, Mosley believes this defense is superior to the one that in 2017 yielded 18.9 points per game, sixth-best in the NFL.

"The way we're able to use our core guys, put them in different spots and do some of the same things just from different positions, it's more creative, I would say, than where we were last year," Mosley said.

Baltimore coach John Harbaugh promoted Martindale rather than go outside the organization because he wanted to extend his vision of a defense that has evolved since his arrival in 2008.

"All we're doing is forwarding John's plan," Martindale said. "We're remodeling the package. It's still Ravens football, it's still Ravens defense, but we've streamlined it. It's the elegant simplicity. Guys are playing really fast."

Asked for his take on Martindale's defense, Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg replied, "They're fast and they're furious."

Sure, things might be different once the pads go on at training camp, but at this point, Martindale's boss likes what he sees.

"We're doing a lot of neat things on defense, things that are really good," Harbaugh said. "More than ever, we're putting it on our players to make decisions in real time."

Martindale has a new title, but old habits die hard.

"For the most part, it's been the same," Mosley said. "He always comes in and says, `I have to lead the linebacker room,' and sits down and gets to talking like he's back at linebacker coach."

Told of Mosley's disclosure, Martindale smiled and said, "I've been trying to stay out of there, but you can't help but go in. That's home. I have a good time in the secondary room as well."

And just about everywhere else.

"Where we're going with this thing is really exciting to me," Martindale said, "and I know it's exciting to the players."

In other training camp news, cornerback Jimmy Smith was a surprise participant at practice, going through a light regimen of individual drills just six months after tearing his left Achilles tendon.

"I don't know if Jimmy's like half Wolverine, but he's healed up in half the time of regular human beings," Weddle said, referring to the amazing recuperative powers of the Marvel super hero.

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