Ryan Mayer

The Ravens found themselves in a tightly contested first half with the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday after it looked like they would have an easy time of things early on. A back-and-forth affair eventually led to the Ravens trailing the Eagles 14-13 with a 1:39 to go in the first half.

After a long kick return to set them up in good field position at their own 35, Joe Flacco and the offense went to work. The Ravens patiently worked their way into Eagles territory and sat at the 34-yard line with just :09 left in the half. Deciding to take one final shot before maybe handing things over to Justin Tucker for a long FG attempt, Flacco threw a beautiful deep ball down the right sideline that nestled safely in the arms of wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. in between two Eagles defenders for a go-ahead touchdown just before halftime.

That catch allowed Smith to move further up the all-time receiving yards list, passing Marvin Harrison in the process to move up to seventh all-time. The touchdown made it 20-14 in favor of the Ravens at the break.