Sometimes the turnover battle and stat sheet don't tell the whole story of a football game. The Baltimore Ravens had such an experience in their 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles despite forcing four turnovers and holding a 10-point lead into the third quarter.
The new no-huddle offense that the Ravens so proudly showcased just six days ago fell back to earth today against the Eagles. After putting up 17 points in the first half, the Ravens only scored two field goals in the second half.
The Eagles, meanwhile, when they weren't turning the ball over, were very opportunistic in the second half. Michael Vick threw for 371 yards and also ran in the game-winning touchdown. With the offense continually coming up empty in the second half, the game fell on the defense and ultimately they came just short of protecting the lead.
This is now the third year in a row that the Ravens have come up flat and lost their Week 2 game after an emotional Week 1 victory. It's a disturbing trend in the Harbaugh era as the Ravens clearly have serious difficulty keeping their intensity intact after emotional victories.
This week saw a team that looked like a Super Bowl contender look surprisingly ordinary. Here's a look at the team's winners and losers after this disappointing loss.