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Added August 9th, 2011 by Ryan

NFL Preseason Week 1: Ravens @ Eagles
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NFL Preseason Week 1: Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles Thurs. Aug. 11, 2011 7:30 p.m. EST

The NFL preseason will officially get underway this Thursday night when the Baltimore Ravens travel to Philly to take on superstar quarterback Michael Vick and the revamped Philadelphia Eagles. There is no question at this point in time that the Philadelphia Eagles made more drastic improvements to their roster than any team in the league, especially on the defensive side of the football.

After last season, the Eagles went from being a perennial playoff contender to a perennial Super Bowl title contender. Not only did Michael Vick take over the top spot under center for the recently traded Kevin Kolb, but the troubled quarterback quickly came into his own and was actually a better all-around player than he was with the Atlanta Falcons before going to prison.

Along with Michael Vick turning the corner and becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the league once again, the Philadelphia Eagles saw players like wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back LeSean McCoy turn into potential perennial Pro Bowlers at their positions. Now that the Eagles are one of the best offensive teams in the league, the goal was to upgrade on defense and they did just that by adding corners Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Now that the team is built to win right out of the gate, the Philadelphia Eagles will be Super Bowl title contenders this season, but will face their first real test in their first preseason game against the always tough Baltimore Ravens.

Reportedly, wide receiver DeSean Jackson will not be playing in this game on Thursday, but veterans and starters will get more time in this preseason games due to the shortened training camp.

 
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