Eagles at Ravens Recap

Max Cohen ('12)

A week after a crushing tie with the Bengals, the Eagles were walloped by the Ravens 36-7. Not only was the game lost, but also fans now realize that one of the most prosperous eras in Eagles history is likely coming to a close. After a lackluster offensive performance by the offense, Andy Reid replaced Quarterback Donovan McNabb with Kevin Kolb, a player the Eagles drafted two years ago. Even though the Eagles were only down 10-7 at the time, the offense had not been able to get anything going, and their only touchdown came off a 100-yard Quintin Demps kickoff return. McNabb threw two interceptions in the half and lost a fumble.

Kolb did not fare any better in the second half, throwing two more interceptions, one of which was returned 108 yards for a touchdown by Ravens safety Ed Reed. The Eagles defense did not do poorly, but the offense often put them in troubling position. Reid does not yet know whether he will start McNabb or Kolb on Thanksgiving night against Arizona. He will decide early in the week.