Ravens missing too many pieces of puzzle
The Ravens are missing their top tight end, running back and offensive lineman and that may doom them against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite all the hype concerning the matchup between the Eagles and Ravens, this is going to be an intriguing football game. Both teams have excellent coaching staffs and strong defenses. The Ravens probably have the edge on defense, but the Eagles probably offset that edge with the big advantage they have offensively. This would be an interesting matchup even without the sideshow between Owens and the Ravens.
The Eagles are clearly a passing team and coach Andy Reid will rely heavily on the passing game with the absence of running back Brian Westbrook. In the first half of games the Eagles call pass plays 67 percent of the time. Without Westbrook, Reid will use spread formations and the Eagles will try to attack Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
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