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August 12, 2023

Live thread replay: Eagles at Ravens, preseason game No. 1

Come chat about the Eagles-Ravens preseason opener and see live updates.

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Nick Sirianni during the Eagles' open practice at the Linc last August.

Philadelphia Eagles football is back (well, sort of), as the Birds will take on the Baltimore Ravens in their preseason opener tonight at M&T Bank Stadium at 7:00 p.m. We'll all watch, because that's what we do, and there's plenty to keep an eye on.

In his press conference on Thursday, Nick Sirianni gave no clues on playing time... because... um... 🤷‍♂️. It's super secret! But there should be plenty to watch:

  1. How will first-rounders Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith look in their rookie debuts?
  2. Can Nakobe Dean stand out after a quiet camp?
  3. Will one of the three safeties vying for a starting spot opposite Reed Blankenship separate from the crowd?
  4. What receiver will become the next Na Brown?
  5. And of course... the punters.

Feel free to discuss the game below in the comments section, and stay tuned for live updates and highlights as we go.


• 10:06 p.m.: And that'll do it. Preseason game No. 1 is in the books. Eagles lose to Baltimore, 20-19. You can check out Shamus Clancy's second-half observations HERE, and Jimmy Kempski's 10 awards HERE.

• 9:45 p.m.: A preseason pick six! Eli Ricks jumps a route and runs his interception back to cut the lead down to one. The Eagles elect to go for two and the lead, however, and it ends with Ian Book throwing a pick of his own into double coverage. Ravens still up 20-19 in the fourth. 

• 9:31 p.m.: The game is becoming a slog in the fourth quarter, but Justin Tucker made another field goal to put the Ravens up 20-13. It was only from 43 yards out though. 

• 9:22 p.m.: Shaun Bradley (lower-leg injury) has been ruled out. 

• 9:22 p.m.: Zech McPhearson just returned a punt. 

• 9:06 p.m.: On the punt, however, linebacker Shaun Bradley went down and needed to be carted off. 

• 9:05 p.m.: A fourth-down punt turns into a fumble on a the return and an Eagles recovery by Rick Lovato. Big night for the long snappers!

• 8:55 p.m.: Second-half starts and the Ravens retake the lead, 17-13, on a 75-yard drive led by Baltimore's Tyler Huntley.

• 8:33 p.m.: That's the first half of the preseason in the books. Eagles lead 13-10 after the Ravens' Justin Tucker nails a 60-yarder with time expiring. Check out our first-half observations HERE.

• 8:11 p.m.: Tanner McKee, Trey Sermon, and the Eagles drive the ball 73 yards downfield for the touchdown, taking the lead 13-7 late in the first half. 

• 7: 55 p.m.: Tanner McKee takes over at QB and gets the Eagles far enough downfield for Elliott to hit a 49-yard field goal. Ravens still lead 7-6 in the second quarter.

• 7:47 p.m.: Baltimore gets on the board with a Devin Duvernay touchdown catch. Rookie Kelee Ringo lost the battle in the endzone playing man-to-man. Ravens 7, Eagles 3 in the second.

• 7:40 p.m.: Mariota and the second-team work their way down into field-goal range again, but a false start and then a delay of game take them right out of a third and short scenario. They fail to convert and Jake Elliott missed on a 46-yarder late in the first quarter. Still 3-0, Eagles.

• 7:38 p.m.: Jalen Carter made his presence known.

7:20 p.m.: The first drive of the Eagles' preseason ends in a 45-yard field goal from Jake Elliott. 3-0, Birds.

7:19 p.m.: Welcome to the Marcus Mariota show:

7:16 p.m.: D'Andre Swift with a nice cut and a big run early.

6:50 p.m.: No starters tonight. It'll be a good look at the second- and third-stringers.

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