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Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach accuses Eagles of dirty play in chippy game
Eagles rookies on D play older in win over Ravens
The Eagles took a risk heading into the season with Mychal Kendricks as a starter and Brandon Boykin in the slot on defense, but the rookies look like seasoned vets in the Eagles' 24-23 win.
Inside the Eagles: Linebackers come through for Eagles
Mychal Kendricks wasn't solely responsible for shutting Rice down, but on the trailing Ravens' last gasp attempt on fourth down, the linebacker found himself alone on the tailback in coverage. Kendricks said he saw Flacco "take a couple of hitches, which meant that the deep routes were locked down." The Eagles had been memorizing Flacco's tendencies in film preparation. They knew if they had a chance to beat the Ravens they had to rattle the quarterback. "Based off film he about hitches three times max, four would probably be doing it too much with our D-line," Kendrick said. "I knew that the ball was coming."