Eagles QB Michael Vick eludes Ravens LB Jarret Johnson (Getty Images)
Although it is only an exhibition game, the fact that Phildelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick made it look relatively easy should give cause for alarm to the Baltimore Ravens, who lost 13-6 in the preseason opener last night. Vick finished 4-6 for 74 yards and a TD pass in one series against the Ravens defensive starters.
His replacement, Vince Young, with a similar athletic and elusive style of play, had the Baltimore defense grasping air as both QB's scrambled and either found open receivers when they should have been sacked for losses time and time again.
Just as frustrating was the Ravens inability to put the ball in the end zone, ending up with only two Billy Cundiff field goals on the night. Although starting QB Joe Flacco only played two series, his replacement, rookie QB Tyrod Taylor, was harassed all night and sacked five times.
Flacco finished 3-6 for 60 yards and led the team to their first FG on his initial drive. Taylor got the bulk of the playing time and while his line of 19 completions in 28 attempts might look good, he threw two interceptions, including one deep in the Eagles territory. Taylor did flash his scrambling abilities, running for another 59 yards
Cundiff connected on a 53-yard FG on that first drive and hit another late one from 34 yards, but also missed wide on a 55-yard attempt.