Falcons fall to Eagles 15-10, ending Atlanta's playoff run

Jan 15, 2018, 00:25
Falcons fall to Eagles 15-10, ending Atlanta's playoff run

With the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles winning a divisional-round playoff game Saturday, the Saints-Vikings victor Sunday will be assured of having a lower playoff seed than the Eagles. The sixth-seeded Falcons finish the year with an 11-7 record. Not only did they look akin to the team that went to the Super Bowl a year ago, but faced a Philadelphia Eagles team in Round 2 playing without their star quarterback, Carson Wentz. On other plays, he and Devonta Freeman didn't have an inch to run when Ryan handed off. As the top seed in the NFC, the victor will be headed to Philly.

The Titans-Patriots victor will play the Jaguars-Steelers victor next Sunday in the AFC title game. "We did that and at the end of the day when the game was on the line, we got the one stop that we needed to win the game". "Since that point, no one's given us a chance", Pederson said after Saturday's victory.

It appeared as though Jones was running a comeback route to the right sideline, but he slipped coming out of his break, leaving Ryan to look for a second option. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV. "When you don't get that result, it's hard".

"It was a tough game for us tonight", Quinn said, "and as we go through, we will go back and assess everything we have done". He has added more of a big-play element since being traded from the Miami Dolphins.

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It's the first time the Eagles have advanced to the championship game since 2008.

INCONSISTENT OFFENSE: These weren't the Falcons who lit up the scoreboard on their way to winning the NFC championship past year.

The Eagles kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter to cut the Falcons lead to a single point at 10-9.

JAKE'S LEG: Elliott, who joined the Eagles after Caleb Sturgis was injured in Week 1, bounced back after missing his fourth extra point of the season by connecting on all three of his field goals.

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When asked about leading the Eagles to a playoff victory after everyone (read: definitely me) thought he couldn't do it, Foles said, "It's a really humbling feeling".

Atlanta got run over all of the first half, allowing Jay Ajayi and the rest of the Eagles offense to average over seven yards per carry. Safety Keanu Neal recovered on the Atlanta 26-yard line.

The Falcons had just four drives in the second half, two of which were three-and-outs that ended in punts. Ryan somehow kept his balance before taking a big hit as he unloaded the pass, which was the 20th postseason touchdown pass of his career. The Saints are 1-6 all-time in road playoff games. Or you can catch all the action on NFL Gamepass.

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