Philadelphia Eagles stun Atlanta Falcons 15-10 in NFL's Divisional Round playoff

Jose Verdugo
Enero 14, 2018

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham sacks Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday in Philadelp. The two lost fumbles led to ten points for the Falcons.

"We are way better than we played this year", Jones said.

As the Flacons squeaked out a first down to reach the 26th yard line the plays got more intense. If nothing else, Foles was way off most of the first half.

Some doubt may have been cast on the game when Nick Foles dropped the ball early in the first quarter.

"We gonna eat that falcon", said one fan. He was also the beneficiary of a botched interception that deflected off the knee of a Falcons defender and into the hands of Torrey Smith.

Moments such as the shovel pass the tried on second-and-goal, two plays earlier. That's because Nick Foles had been shaky in three starts since star quarterback Nick Foles went down, and the Falcons scored an impressive road win over the Rams in the Wild Card round. Ajayi had 49 rush yards on seven first-quarter carries, but the Eagles' run game stalled after that, netting 47 yards the remainder of the game.

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Then, in the fourth, the defense held again and the Eagles offense went on a 14-play drive that took more than eight minutes off the clock. "So all phases we'll really access and look into". Jay Ajayi's fumble and a misplayed punt that bounced off Bryan Braman led to all 10 Atlanta points. Credit Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas for building a roster with enough depth to withstand the injuries its sustained this year and Pederson for fostering a next-man-up culture.

On the final Atlanta 4th down play, Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian called a quarterback sprint-out, cutting out two-thirds of the field for the Eagles to defend. We weren't sustaining drives in the second half. Freeman's biggest contribution came when he caught Matt Ryan's loan touchdown pass of the game.

In this matchup of birds of prey, what's a dog got to do with it? "Weve been in those situations during the regular season, so we kind of know how to handle those situations, not try to make a play but let the play come to us". Schwartz has really stepped up his game lately and seems to be pushing all the right buttons in the past couple games. After #Kellyanne Conway sent out a tweet in support the Eagles, those who oppose the administration wasted no time firing back [VIDEO].

It was the first playoff win for Philadelphia since the 2008 season, and they will host either Minnesota or New Orleans for the conference title next Sunday.

If wins, it will host the New Orleans-Minnesota victor next Sunday. The Eagles did beat the Saints in 1993, 36-20, behind a 26-point fourth quarter from the Birds.

It took up much of the post-game conversation because, as many of them admitted, Matty Ice-to-Julio is something they'd take as a game-winning attempt 100 times out of 100. So perhaps there is a bit of destiny on the line if the Vikings can pull out a victory this afternoon. The Eagles last made the Super Bowl in the 2004 season, losing to New England.

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