Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/17/12
In a very intense matchup of Super Bowl hopefuls, the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles fought to the last minute on a sunny day in Philadelphia.The Ravens had complete control throughout the game while forcing costly turnovers in their own half of the field.A rivalry has been sparked as it was a very gritty game with a lot of extra pushing and shoving after the whistle. A stagnant second half by the Ravens allowed the Eagles to creep their way back into the game and come out victorious at the end.The replacement referees had a poor performance overall while stopping the game numerous times to have meetings and figure out what was the right call.I believe it ruined the flow of the game and did not allow the teams to continue a rhythm throughout the contest. A 17-7 halftime lead for the Ravens after rookie kicker Justin tucker hit a franchise record-tying field goal from 56 yards out.The Ravens had a slow start to the second half with two punts and an interception which allowe...
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