How to Watch Falcons vs. Eagles

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

So we had a good week of practices last week and this week, too.

Philadelphia (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS) was on the bye last week. We're pretty consistent and it's familiar with him on how to get back and get ready. He's also on a 13-4 run across all National Football League picks. This week's opposing quarterback is Nick Foles, starting because Carson Wentz got hurt. The Falcons, meanwhile, are 3-point road favorites to beat the Eagles, who are the first No. 1 seed to be a home underdog against a No. 6 seed in the Divisional Round.

Former Eagles linebacker (he did play for the Falcons in 2005-06) Ike Reese joined The Morning Show with John Fricke and Hugh Douglas and dropped a playoff bomb on the city of Atlanta.

With the Eagles struggling in the final weeks of the season, there has been some cause for concern, however, the end of the world isn't upon us just yet. The Falcons never trailed in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Glance at the matchup, and the seeds look as if they should be reversed. Not yet and not quite. They've won three of the five. K Matt Bryant made 34 of 39 field goals (87.2 percent) and all 35 extra-point tries. Yes, it's better to score three points than none. Who can remember Super Bowl 51?


Their journey has been a logistical nightmare It's been a rough week on the road for the Falcons, to say the least. Then, after checking the remaining NFC teams: "Or maybe you can". Even though Foles started off hot with a four-touchdown performance against the New York Giants in Week 15, the quarterback's play against the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys to close out the season was far from impressive. The question is, will that approach work against the Eagles' top-ranked run defense?

CB Robert Alford - Alford ranks fourth in total tackles, (68) with 60 solo, and one interception for the Falcons.

The Falcons allowed the most receptions to the running back position this season with 107. Mike Lombardi said, "Doug Pederson might be less qualified to coach a team than anyone I've ever seen". Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have had a soap opera-like season, but they are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games at this stage of the playoffs. But the reality is the Falcons wouldn't be here if not for their top-10 defense.

"They've had a great season", Ryan said. Marquand Manuel seems an upgrade over Richard Smith, from whom Dan Quinn wrested the reins in December 2016.

Sarkisian knows the Falcons have a major challenge on offense. "But they still have those same offense of weapons". Last year's Super Bowl runner-up entered the playoffs as the conference's sixth and last seed. If it's the Saints in the Superdome for the NFC title ... well, they were life-and-death to survive the Panthers. It will likely be a bit louder when they are on the same field on Saturday. Wouldn't that be a hoot? And it's not a team that anybody's overlooking I think. "I've been a visiting player coming into this stadium in a playoff-type atmosphere and it's tough to play because our fans are loud from the opening kickoff to the last whistle of the game".

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