This really isn't worth an entire post, but I didn't know where to put it and I wanted to share the thought with you guys. Atlanta has just absolutely dominated Baltimore in the Thursday night game. They've had 2 picks from Flacco and their offense has been stout the entire game. However, they've scored 2 touchdowns, and in their 2 turnover possessions they only scored 2 field goals. 20-7 in the 4th quarter, they should be alright to bring home the win...
Much like the Eagles against the Colts, not turning those red zone possessions into TDs proved costly, and unfortunately for Atlanta, they're not able to bounce back and thwart Baltimore's last quarter push.
Baltimore put 3 TDs on the board to win the game, after Atlanta dominated and got into the red zone 5 times.
A couple lessons out of this that really, the Eagles have already learned, is there's nothing more important than the 12th person on the field, and that's heart. You can't quit out there ever. This is the second time Baltimore has been down 13 points to come back and win, and in my opinion that makes this team real dangerous.
The other lesson is of course to put up those TDs.
A fool learns from his own mistakes, and a wise man learns from the mistake of others.
Truman Beats Dewey
I wrote the above paragraph during the kickoff and beginning of Atlanta's final drive. I thought it'd be more fun to leave it there the way I wrote it.
Most of what I wrote should still be kept in mind. Atlanta nearly gave up a 50 minute effort to a Baltimore offense that woke up at the right time. And conversely, this makes Atlanta potentially dangerous, but I still think they have a leaky defense, and we just match up well with them, so I'm not too worried about them.
Redzone TDs and no quit. Redundant point here, but tonights game proved these are critical.