The Philadelphia Eagles key to Victory the Running Game?

Monday, 15 Jan, 2018

The Falcons had first-and-goal at the 9, and got to the 2 on fourth down before Ryan's pass to Julio Jones soared over his head in the end zone.

"At the end of the day, I can make those plays", Jones said. "I ended up on the ground when I came out of the route", Jones said, not faulting the official for not making any sort of call after making contact with Jalen Mills.

The Eagles will host the NFC Championship game against the victor of today's New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings NFC Divisional playoff game.

"We probably had three guys calling out the play on that one just based on our preparation, our study", safety Malcolm Jenkins said, according to NFL Network's James Palmer. It was one of those plays where we all had preparation and knew what was coming. We don't care what anybody else says. But an alert-Foles scooped the ball up and dove for the end zone.

They'll need to do the same next week against the victor of Sunday's NFC Divisional Round game, either the New Orleans Saints or Minnesota Vikings.

"Biggest emotion is for the team, for the guys, the resiliency, backs against the wall, people discounting us", Pederson said. That's how we feel.

The NFL divisional round kicks off with the Philadelphia Eagles playing host to the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia on Sunday morning. Ryan was the 2016 NFL MVP because he made plays like that, but he was not almost as productive in 2017 and was hamstrung by play calling and the Eagles defence on Saturday.

Quinn said he'll evaluate Sarkisian just like they evaluate all phases and coaches.

While head coach Doug Pederson had publicly supported Foles on several occasions, according to National Football League insider Ian Rappaport, they were willing to pull him if need be during Saturday's game. "For now, it's just tough".

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. And I understand, Carson's a great player, but every week, our guys are hearing the same thing. "The Eagles brought me in and I'm going to keep working and show I belong".

It's been a unusual season for the defending NFC champion Falcons.

Four plays later, Matt Ryan connected with Devonta Freeman for a 6-yard line touchdown to make it 10-6 after Bryant's successful point after.

Then, midway through the second quarter, the Falcons took advantage of another Eagles mistake when linebacker LaRoy Reynolds recovered a muffed punt return on the Eagles 18-yard line.

Blount ran in Philly's only touchdown of the game in the second quarter as they went for it on 4th and Goal early in the second quarter.