Halftime: Ravens 17, Eagles 7
September, 16, 2012
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
Here are some observations from the first half of the Ravens-Eagles game:
- The Ravens were helped by three turnovers in the red zone by the Eagles. Safety Bernard Pollard intercepted Michael Vick in the end zone, and cornerback Lardarius Webb forced a fumble. Baltimore, though, only got seven points from those turnovers.
- Baltimore's first two touchdowns came from unlikely candidates: fullback Vonta Leach and wide receiver Jacoby Jones. It was Jones' first touchdown as a Raven and it was Leach's first rushing touchdown since 2008.
- Joe Flacco looked just as sharp as he did in his Week 1 performance. He was 14-of-17 for 92 yards. Ray Rice, who had 10 carries in the season opener, gained 78 yards on seven carries.
- Rookie kicker Justin Tucker hit a 56-yard field goal in the final seconds of the first half. It tied a record for the longest field goal in team history and was 4 yards longer than any field goal that Tucker hit in college.