The Eagles got through a sloppy first half on the back of Jay Ajayi, the running back they acquired from Miami this season in one of those missing-puzzle-piece deals everyone thought was the one that might get Philly to the Super Bowl. Lewis has seen more usage because Burkhead suffered a left knee injury and hasn't played since Week 14. I'm set in my ways and like pro football games to be played on Sunday.
The Falcons have a quick, athletic defense but if the Eagles can run the ball and wear down the Falcons defense, Foles could have a big day. The five-year veteran has a knack for the big play and is on top of his game right now.
"What they're saying is, 'Hey, we're going to show you what we're doing.' That's their mentality", Foles said. The games are not going to stop.
But the celebration nearly didn't happen. But if there is one thing Pederson knows, it's how long it takes a backup quarterback to gain comfort, given that it was his own career, on-field calling.
Elliott missed an extra point earlier in the quarter.
Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) reacts after a defensive play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Falcons, however, refused to quit. Even in 2015, his most miserable season, when he lost his job as the Rams' starter, he beat the Seahawks the one time he faced them, going 18-for-27 with 197 yards and a touchdown. A fumbled handoff on third-and-goal was recovered by Foles at the 1-yard line. They have played only a few good teams, and have not had a real test.
"For us every week it starts with the run game because so much of what we do comes off the run game", Sarkisian said.
This Falcons offense is weak, a shell of their former selves from a year ago.
Brady is 11-2 in 13 divisional-round games since 2002, passing for 3,700 yards and 28 touchdowns.
At halftime, the Eagles trail the Falcons 10-9. That could be huge against an Eagles team that turned it over 10 times in its final six games.
After spending all week indoors in the practice bubble, the Eagles chose to hit the field at the Linc for practice on Thursday. The Falcons are a dome team.
Still, let's give Tennessee tremendous credit for how it rallied in Kansas City. "And it meant so much".
The Falcons managed just 281 total yards. Now, with their first playoff win, they felt like they had finally arrived. Look I get it, as I explained two weeks ago, this is a completely different team without Carson Wentz. "Our mindset is we all we got". At the end of the season we were always packing, getting ready to go back home. I think we know each other a lot better. "Just being there, being around the people". "I've been a visiting player coming into this stadium in a playoff-type atmosphere and it's tough to play because our fans are loud from the opening kickoff to the last whistle of the game". "They play 60 minutes, and not 59 minutes - and that was thing that happened to us in 1980". But all that effort would've come to a sour end had the Falcons not pulled off the best online sportsbook upset this past weekend.