Ravens Vs. Eagles 2012: Eagles Defense Features Studs And Duds In Week 2 Win

The Eagles won a thriller in Week 2, and their fans are predictably excited after the win. Over at Bleeding Green Nation, they looked at the Studs & Duds from the victory over the Ravens. Eagles fans knew that stopping the Ravens offense would be a tough task, and they seemed fairly please with the adjustments made by defensive coordinator Juan Castillo:

We all killed the Eagles' defensive coordinator last season. And for good reason. He appeared overmatched and out of his league. But it's only appropriate to give Castillo credit for a second straight strong defensive performance. In my mind, nothing was more impressive than the adjustments the Eagles made in the second half to shut down Joe Flacco and the Ravens. (We'll get more into that in Tuesday's Raanan Review.) Baltimore managed just 136 total yards and Flacco was under consistent pressure in the second half. He did not even complete a pass to a wide receiver in the fourth quarter.

While impressed with Castillo, they seemed less than pleased with Nnamdi Asomugha:

Every time Nnamdi tries to defend a pass it makes me cringe to think that at one point I thought he was comparable to Darelle Revis. The $60 million man just doesn't have good ball skills, something that was again evident on Sunday.

The Eagles will head to Arizona for Week 3 to face the Cardinals at 4:05 p.m. ET. Eagles fans will be looking for a better performance from Asomugha, as the Cardinals feature a very impressive receiving corps. The game will be aired on FOX.

For more on the Eagles, please be sure to check out our blog Bleeding Green Nation, and stick with SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates. For more news and analysis from around the NFL, head over to the SB Nation NFL Hub Page for the latest from all 32 teams.

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