Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Game day: Eagles at Ravens

The Eagles head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens and rookie quarterback Joe Flacco. The Birds are trying to boune back from last week's tie with Cincinnati and its ugly aftermath.

Game day: Eagles at Ravens

The Eagles head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens and rookie quarterback Joe Flacco. The Birds are trying to boune back from last week's tie with Cincinnati and its ugly aftermath.

Check back throughout the day for news updates and commentary from Les Bowen at M&T Bank Stadium.

STAFF PICKS

Here is how the Daily News staff of football writers and columnists sees the game:

Les Bowen: Ravens, 16-13. (To read more on Les' pick, click here)

Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 21-17

Bill Conlin: Ravens, 20-17

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 24-21

Marcus Hayes: Eagles 21-17

John Smallwood: Ravens, 20-17

Vegas Vic: Ravens, 21-17 (To read Vic's picks for the entire NFL slate, click here)

KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles RDE Trent Cole vs. Ravens LT Jared Gaither: Gaither is a 6-9, 350-pound monster. But Cole has had pass-rushing success against taller blockers. The run could be a different story. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

2. Eagles TE L.J. Smith vs. Ravens SS Jim Leonhard: Leonhard, who is only 5-8, will be at a significant size disadvantage vs. Smith and the Eagles' other TE, Brent Celek. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

3. Eagles MLB Stewart Bradley vs. Ravens RBs Willis McGahee, Le'Ron McClain and Ray Rice: Ravens are first in the league in rushing attempts per game and third in rushing yards per game. ADVANTAGE: EVEN

To read Paul Domowitch's full Scouting Report, click here.

VIEW FROM BALTIMORE

Here is the Scouting Report from today's Baltimore Sun, including staff predictions. Four of the seven writers picks the Ravens. Notice how close the score is expected to be, much like in the Daily News picks above.

DOMO'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Titans 10-0
2. Giants 9-1
3. Panthers 8-2
4. Bucs 7-3
5. Steelers 8-3
6. Cardinals 7-3
7. Colts 6-4
8. Cowboys 6-4
9. Redskins 6-4
10. Broncos 6-4
11. Jets 7-3
12. Patriots 6-4
13. Eagles 5-4-1
14. Falcons 6-4
15. Dolphins 6-4
16. Ravens 6-4
17. Packers 5-5
18. Bills 5-5
19. Bears 5-5
20. Chargers 4-6
21. Saints 5-5
22. Vikings 5-5
23. Browns 4-6
24. Jaguars 4-6
25. Niners 3-7
26. Texans 3-7
27. Seahawks 2-8
28. Bengals 1-9-1
29. Rams 2-8
30. Chiefs 1-9
31. Raiders 2-8
32. Lions 0-10

*Not including last night's game

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