By Steve Kelly

So, Jordan Matthews, what happened on the Eagles’ failed two-point conversion that would won Sunday’s game against the Ravens?

Matthews was the primary target for Carson Wentz that would have given the Eagles a road win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The play was designed to get the ball to Matthews on a quick slant from the slot position.

Matthews had the size advantage on Ravens cornerback Jerraud Powers and got inside position to make the catch. Unfortunately for the Eagles, C.J. Mosley broke up the pass at the line of scrimmage.

What would have been a dramatic come-from-behind win fell to the ground with Mosley’s pass breakup. If Mosley doesn’t knock down the pass, Matthews either likely makes the catch or draws pass interference because Powers got to him before the ball.

Matthews explained what happened on the play and why the penalty wasn’t called.

“I gave him an outside move and felt like I beat him,” Matthews said at his locker after the game. “The explanation that the ref gave me was that the ball got tipped. Once it got tipped, the guy was draped over me, which was no call.”

The Eagles had worked on the play during practice and have connected on the play in previous games. Matthews pointed out how the Ravens went to cover zero and blitzed Carson Wentz.

That left the middle of the field wide open. It came down to whether Wentz would be able to get the ball off. The quick-hitting play was designed to beat the blitz. Matthews was confident in the play call because it was one that they had found success with before against the blitz.

“It’s a play that we hit a lot,” Matthews said. “I knew it was coming once I crossed the guy’s face, but it was kind of behind me and kind of wobbly. The ref came over and told me that it was tipped and if it wasn’t, I would have got the call.”

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