By Tom Brennan

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz demonstrated why he is a blue-collar hero in blue-collar Philly.

Behind a makeshift O-line, he plunged in for a TD at the two-minute warning to get within a two-point conversion from a tie.

But the Ravens defense stepped up to snuff out the attempt. Matt Judon and L.J. Fort blew up the zone read, dragging Wentz to the ground.

The defense sacked Wentz six times, stripped the QB, and earned a bevy of other pressures against an Eagles offensive line that was no match for Calais Campbell (three sacks) and Co. After a host of penalties helped get the Eagles back in the game, the defense made the big play they needed to in order to escape with the win.

Wentz never gave up, made some ridiculous throws all while being destroyed in and out of the pocket

However, the Eagles didn’t have a single first down on their first six possessions, and Wentz fumbled, leading to a Baltimore TD. He consistently threw behind targets, and was lucky not to throw a pick. On those opening six possessions, Philly had negative-12 net yards.

You’re not going to win with so many negative plays. Fittingly, a Jalen Hurts 20-yard run netted the Eagles’ first first down of the game. Finally engineering a good drive, however, ended in Wentz getting stuffed on fourth down. It was that kind of day. Even the good plays for the Eagles didn’t go off without a hitch.

Miles Sanders bolted for 74 yards but had the ball punched out. Luckily, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside fell on the pigskin for a TD to get the Eagles on the board. Unluckily, Sanders was hurt on the play and didn’t return. The play epitomized the Eagles’ season: One step forward, four steps back.

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