Eagles clip Falcons to advance

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3 reasons the Eagles will lose to the Falcons, courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation

He was good. He was bad.

The Eages' offensive line also gave Foles plenty of time to throw, which was a necessity.

"We're giving our shots to Matt and Julio to go for it to win the game", Quinn said.

With a goal line stand, the road to Super Bowl 52 runs through Philadelphia. The Eagles deserve great credit for their defensive performance Saturday, but if the measure of a quarterback is what he does when the pressure is at its apex, Ryan did his job, right up until a predicable play call hung him and his team out to dry.

It was by a score of 15-10 that the Eagles pulled a victory advancing to toles rose up to the occasion after struggling to replace the injured Carson Wentz, finishing the game with 23 of 30 attempts and 246 total he NFC Championship game to face off against either the Minnesota Vikings or the New Orleans Saints next week.

The Falcons high-powered offense was held in check throughout the game, scoring only after Eagles mistakes that gave them excellent field position.

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Nothing warms the hearts of Eagles fans more than a home playoff win.

After Philly's newly formed dog pound celebrated on the field, owner Jeffrey Lurie joined the fun by dancing in the circle in the middle of the locker room.

He has not been spectacular with Wentz out. They let the Eagles and Foles convert several big third downs and were outplayed in the trenches. "We got back to that", Pederson said after Philadelphia's Divisional round victory.

Two dirty words in Philadelphia now are "Chip Kelly", but because of that good experience, Foles is unfazed by pace and volume. It would have Ryan accept the snap from the shotgun, eliminating any mystery about whether the Falcons would run or pass. Week 15, it was 115.8 when Foles threw four TDs against the no-heart Giants. Jay Ajayi's fumble and a misplayed punt that bounced off Bryan Braman led to all 10 Atlanta points.

Philadelphia's defense limited Atlanta to 281 total yards on the day, which included shutting down starting running back Devonta Freeman to the tune of seven rushing yards on 10 carries.

The offense did just enough, with Nick Foles actually outplaying Ryan.

The Eagles (14-3) were 3-point underdogs against the sixth-seed Atlanta Falcons (11-7), the first time a No. 1 seed wasn't favoured to win its first playoff game.

But perhaps the most disturbing sign was the surprising first-half disappearance of Ajayi.

LeGarrette Blount, who won it with New England a year ago, followed an Atlanta field goal with a one-yard touchdown run on fourth down to make it 6-3 Eagles in the second quarter.

Mistakes hurt the Eagles in the opening half.

On third down, Ryan hit Jones slanting across the middle, but the former Foley High School star was tackled at the 2-yard line, setting up the fourth-down play with the Falcons' season on the line.

Elliott made it a one-point game with another kick at the gun when he nailed a 53-yard field goal to send the Eagles to halftime trailing 10-9.

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