The likelihood that the Eagles will be without Brian Westbrook for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens increased today when the Pro Bowl running back missed his second straight practice because of knee and ankle injuries.
Westbrook admitted Wednesday that he has not been able to make cuts as crisply as usual because of the high ankle sprain that has bothered him since a Week 3 game against Pittsburgh. The Eagles have gone 1-1 in the two games they've played without Westbrook this season.
Even with Westbrook it's going to be difficult to run the football Sunday against a Ravens defense that is ranked third overall and against the run. The Ravens aren't bad at pass defense either. They rank eighth in the NFL in that department and are tied for second in the league with 15 interceptions.