Final

Ravens 23

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Eagles 24

(2-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, September 16, 2012

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA 

1 2 3 4 T
BAL 7 10 0 623
PHI 7 0 10 724

Top Performers

Passing: M. Vick (PHI) - 371 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Rice (BAL) - 16 CAR, 99 YDS

Receiving: B. Celek (PHI) - 8 REC, 157 YDS

Michael Vick, Eagles clip Ravens despite four turnovers

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- With the game on the line, Michael Vick made all the right decisions -- again.

Vick scored on a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left, helping the Philadelphia Eagles overcome a slew of turnovers to beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-23 on Sunday for their second straight comeback win.

The Eagles are 2-0 for the first time since Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens led them to the Super Bowl in 2004.

"In the moment, you have to be at your best," Vick said. "It's got to be an any-means-necessary mentality."

Rookie kicker Justin Tucker made field goals of 56, 51 and 48 yards for the Ravens, but Joe Flacco couldn't get Baltimore (1-1) in his range in the final minute.

Flacco overthrew Ray Rice on fourth-and-1 from the Ravens 46, and the Eagles ran out the clock.

Vick threw four interceptions at Cleveland last week, but rallied the Eagles to a 17-16 win.

He did it again, though the replacement officials almost made a costly mistake.

Down 23-17, the Eagles started at their 20 with 4:43 left. Vick threw passes of 24 and 13 yards to Brent Celek. A 19-yard pass to Clay Harbor coupled with a roughing-the-passer penalty put the ball at the 3.

Vick then threw incomplete as he was being hit by Haloti Ngata, but the play was ruled a fumble and it was recovered by the Ravens. A replay overturned the call and Vick scored on the next play.

"There's some serious calls the refs missed," Baltimore's Ray Lewis said. "It's just the way it is, man, all around the league. We have to correct that. These games are critical. Guys are giving everything they've got all across the league. But these are calls, with the regular refs, if they were here, we know the way the calls would be made."

The Eagles committed three turnovers in the red zone in the first half and lost two starting offensive linemen in the second. They have nine turnovers in two games, a major reason why they only have 41 points despite totaling 942 yards of offense.

"We have to get better at it," coach Andy Reid said. "You have to take care of the football. You have to throw the football to the right person. This isn't something we planned on having."

Vick finished 23 of 32 for 371 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Celek had eight catches for 157 yards and DeSean Jackson had seven receptions for 114 yards.

This was a homecoming of sorts for Flacco and Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Flacco grew up in nearby Haddon Township, N.J. Harbaugh spent 10 seasons as an assistant under Reid before going to Baltimore in 2008.

Tucker almost made them winners.

An undrafted rookie out of Texas, Tucker beat out veteran kicker Billy Cundiff in the preseason and has made all six of his field goals in the first two games.

Tucker's 56-yarder at the end of the first half sent the Ravens into the locker room up 17-7. His 51-yarder early in the fourth made it 17-14.

Cundiff was 1 for 6 from beyond 50 yards last year, and missed a potential game-tying, 32-yarder against New England in the waning seconds of the AFC Championship Game.

"I think we'll be just fine coming out of this going forward," Harbaugh said.

Two plays after center Jason Kelce sprained his right knee and was carted back to the locker room, the Eagles got within 17-14 on Vick's 23-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin. Vick scrambled to his left and threw on the run to Maclin, who slipped behind coverage and went to his knees to make a nifty catch.

Philadelphia lost two more starters on its next drive. First, King Dunlap left with a hamstring injury. Maclin was then carted off with a hip pointer after making a block on Celek's 24-yard catch. Celek hurdled Ed Reed to gain a few extra yards on the play. Still, the Eagles reached the 5 before settling for Alex Henery's tying 23-yard field goal.

The starting quarterbacks were coming off opposite performances in Week 1. While Vick struggled against the Browns, Flacco was near-flawless in a dominant 44-13 win against Cincinnati last Monday night.

Flacco was 22 of 42 for 232 yards, one TD and one interception against Philadelphia.

Despite the makeshift line blocking for him, Vick didn't take as many hard hits and was sacked only twice. He scrambled eight times for 36 yards before kneeling twice at the end.

Using the no-huddle from the start, the Eagles moved the ball effectively to the Ravens 12. But Vick made another errant throw and was intercepted in the end zone by Bernard Pollard. Vick scrambled out of the pocket and had space, but he fired opposite his momentum.

"You can't always hit a home run," Vick said. "Sometimes you have to settle for singles and doubles. That's what I have to learn. I can't force the ball."

Trent Cole stripped Flacco on Baltimore's second play and Cullen Jenkins recovered at the Ravens 15.

McCoy ran in from the 1 for a 7-0 lead.

Vonta Leach scored on a 5-yard TD run to tie it at 7.

After the Ravens failed to convert on a fake punt -- Sean Considine ran 3 yards on fourth-and-4 -- the Eagles took over at Baltimore's 45. The drive ended in another turnover. Rookie Bryce Brown fumbled a handoff on third-and-1 at the 20, and Albert McClellan recovered at the 30.

Flacco connected with Jacoby Jones on a 21-yard TD pass to give the Ravens a 14-7 lead.

The Eagles drove to the Ravens 9 before Lardarius Webb caused McCoy to fumble. Lewis recovered and was slammed down to the ground by Vick. McCoy had one fumble last year when he was an All-Pro. He already has lost two in two games.

Game notes


Rice ran for 99 yards and caught six passes for 53 more. ... The Eagles improved to 5-9 in home openers under Reid and won one for first time since 2008. ... Tucker's 56-yard FG tied Wade Richey for longest in Ravens history. ... Entering the season, McCoy had lost one fumble in the previous 28 games, spanning 565 touches. He lost his second on his 36th touch. ... Dallas Reynolds replaced Kelce at center and took his first snap in the NFL.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAL
PHI
1st Downs1726
Passing 1st downs
917
Rushing 1st downs
57
1st downs from penalties
32
3rd down efficiency
4-147-15
4th down efficiency
0-21-1
Total Plays6575
Total Yards325486
Yards per play5.06.5
Total Drives1514
Passing214357
Comp-Att
22-4223-32
Yards per pass
4.910.5
Interceptions thrown
12
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-182-14
Rushing111129
Rushing Attempts
2141
Yards per rush
5.33.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-00-0
Penalties6-457-58
Turnovers24
Fumbles lost
12
Interceptions thrown
12
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession25:3934:21

Passing Leaders

BALC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Flacco22/422325.5112-18
PHIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Vick23/3237111.6122-14

Rushing Leaders

BALCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rice16996.2043
Leach155.015
PHICARYDSAVGTDLG
McCoy25813.2120
Vick10343.418

Receiving Leaders

BALRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pitta8658.1016
Rice6538.8037
PHIRECYDSAVGTDLG
Celek815719.6028
Jackson711416.3049

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALPHI
phiTD5:40Lesean Mccoy 1 Yard Run (Alex Henery Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 15 yds, 3:54
07
balTD2:12Vonta Leach 5 Yard Run (Justin Tucker Kick is Good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 58 yds, 3:32
77
SECOND QUARTERBALPHI
balTD8:38Jacoby Jones 21 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker Kick is Good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 70 yds, 1:29
147
balFG0:04Justin Tucker 56 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 2 plays, 0 yds, 0:05
177
THIRD QUARTERBALPHI
phiTD10:46Jeremy Maclin 23 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (Alex Henery Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 42 yds, 2:48
1714
phiFG5:33Alex Henery 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 11 plays, 60 yds, 4:42
1717
FOURTH QUARTERBALPHI
balFG11:33Justin Tucker 51 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 8 plays, 31 yds, 3:51
2017
balFG4:48Justin Tucker 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 10 plays, 48 yds, 4:43
2317
phiTD1:57Michael Vick 1 Yard Run (Alex Henery Kick is Good)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 2:48
2324

Research Notes

NEXT-LEVEL: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 8-25 passes in the second half Sunday against the Ravens and lost his touch on deep passes. Flacco was just 1-7 passing on attempts at least 15 yards downfield in the second half. He was 2-3 with a 21-yard touchdown pass on such attempts in the first half.
NEXT-LEVEL: Eagles tight end Brent Celek was Michael Vick's most effective downfield target Sunday against the Ravens, posting eight catches and a career-high 157 receiving yards. Celek was targeted six times on passes at least 15 yards downfield, with five catches for 96 yards. Entering Sunday, Celek had only been targeted by Vick on 15-plus yard passes 20 times over 12 games together with nine receptions since the start of the 2011 season.
NEXT-LEVEL: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick sharply executed his play-action passes Sunday against the Ravens. Vick completed all seven of his play-action attempts for 150 yards and a touchdown after struggling on such passes Week 1 against the Browns.
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From Elias: The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to win their first two games of the season each by one point.
The Eagles are the first team since the 1983 Los Angeles Rams to start the season 2-0 with at least 4 turnovers in each of their first 2 games.
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This is the first time the Eagles have won 2 weeks in a row with at least 4 turnovers in each game since 1995 against the Giants and Redskins. This is the first time the Eagles have had a 4th-quarter comeback in the final 2 minutes in consecutive weeks since Weeks 16 and 17 in 2001 against the Giants and Bucs.

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