Eagles edge Ravens 13-6, start preseason on right foot

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Baltimore Ravens 13-6 on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in their first preseason game of the year. The low-scoring affair saw only one touchdown pass – a three-yard toss to Brent Celek from Michael Vick in the first quarter.

With many starters playing one quarter or less, both teams saw valuable contributions from their backups. Ravens rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 19 passes and threw for 179 yards, but was picked off twice by the Eagles. Eagles third-string quarterback Mike Kafka completed 13 of his 19 passes and also threw an interception.

The running game for Baltimore was led by Taylor, who picked up 59 rushing yards, while Philadelphia saw big contributions from Dion Lewis and Ronnie Brown. Lewis finished the night with 26 rushing yards while Brown picked up 22 yards.

Eagles wide receiver Chad Hall led all players with five receptions and collected 82 yards on the night.

Kicker Alex Henery, the Eagles’ 2011 fourth-round draft pick, notched two field goals in his Philadelphia debut and Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff recorded two field goals as well, one of which was a 53-yarder.

Week two of preseason football finds Philadelphia visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Aug. 18 and Baltimore hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, Aug. 19.

Photo by Nick LaRosa (iPhone 4)

Photo by Nick LaRosa (iPhone 4)

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