Keys to the game

November 17, 1997|By Mike Preston

1 Neither team could take advantage of favorable field position in the overtime period, resulting in the NFL's first tie since 1989.

2 The Ravens couldn't convert on short-yardage situations and went just 3-for-15 on third-down plays.

3 The Ravens got few big plays from their big-money offensive players, particularly wide receivers Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander.

They said it

Ravens

"I hit it really good, but it was lower than I wanted it to go. It was a great opportunity to shine, but it didn't happen. I have to make those kicks in game-winning situations whether it's 52 or 53 yards."

Matt Stover,kicker

Eagles

"Today we didn't get it done. We battled to stay in the game and kept fighting to tie it up. We had one chance to win and didn't do it."

Ray Rhodes, coach

Pub Date: 11/17/97

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