NFL Playoffs: Eagles vs Falcons Analyst Pick

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery plans to make the best of his playoff debut

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery plans to make the best of his playoff debut

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Jake Elliott kicked a field goal to make it 10-9 at half-time, and then slotted two more through the posts in the second half.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles - who has struggled to convince since replacing injured star Carson Wentz - finished the game with 246 passing yards, making 23 of 30 attempts.

- Rob Maaddi reporting in Philadelphia. According to, Ryan is the third-highest rated postseason passer of all time with a 70.7 completion percentage, 10.1 yards per attempt, 16:3 TD-to-INT ratio and 119.1 rating over his last six playoff games.

The Falcons took over at the Eagles 18 after a short punt hit a Philadelphia player in a crowd and was recovered by LaRoy Reynolds. We just all stuck together and we believed we could move the ball and do all those things.

Nick Foles left the field in the fourth quarter after leading the Eagles to a game-securing field goal drive with the lead.

Wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on an inside counter on third-and-3 to the Falcons 3. Two plays later, Foles scooped up a botched handoff and was downed at the 1.

The night started all wrong for running back Jay Ajayi, but he found a way to right the ship before it sank.

After Corey Clement's five-yard run following an encroachment penalty resulted in a first down for Philadelphia, Foles would kneel on each of the next two plays to run out the clock.

As Matt Ryan completed pass after pass working the Atlanta Falcons up the field, a collective feeling of dread began to permeate Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday in the NFC's divisional round.

The game wasn't decided until the final seconds. The missed connection sent the Falcons to a 15-10 defeat, ending their season and their bid to return to the Super Bowl after last year's heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots.

Last time they met: Philly beat Atlanta 24-15, thanks to a fourth-quarter comeback at home in 2016, but that was with Carson Wentz. Not to mention, the Eagles looked anything but impressive to close out the season when looking at how poorly they played against the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, so it was easy to understand why so many football fans expected an early exit from Doug Pederson's team. The Falcons also gifted the Eagles 63 yards worth of pass interference calls of their own.

If Philadelphia wins, it will host the New Orleans-Minnesota victor next Sunday. Top-seeded Philadelphia is an underdog (2.5 points as of Friday) to sixth-seeded Atlanta, the first time a No. 6 seed has ever been favored over a No. 1, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

The Titans-Patriots victor will play the Jaguars-Steelers victor next Sunday in the AFC title game.

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