The Titans upset last weekend made a few believers (or wishful thinkers) that they could do the same traveling to Foxboro.
That is perhaps the greatest illustration of the lack of faith in Wentz's replacement Nick Foles as he leads the Eagles into a matchup with an Atlanta Falcons team that produced an excellent defensive effort to knock off the Los Angeles Rams in their Wild Card matchup. He also didn't look sharp In an abbreviated performance against the Dallas Cowboys, going 4-of-11 for 39 yards and one interception.
It wasn't an ideal start for the Eagles, who had a bye last week during the wildcard round, as they looked to take down a side who were in the Super Bowl a year ago.
The Philadelphia Eagles can jump aboard the Jay Train when they host Atlanta in an NFC divisional playoff Saturday and try to ride Ajayi to the conference title game. "It's just going out there and playing and staying in the zone and trusting my instincts", Foles said Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. Since there are no more college football games to compete with, the NFL has some of the playoff games on Saturday. The only reason it was that close was because a wayward Foles pass caromed off a Falcons player and landed in the hands of Torrey Smith for a 20-yard gain, setting up a 53-yard field goal from rookie kicker Jake Elliott as time expired.More news: Research Ratings: MGM Resorts International (MGM), Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFII)
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Pederson will be making his playoff debut as the man in charge. The Rams' offense thrives when it's able to mix-and-match with its pass-and-run game, but the Falcons forced them to beat them through the air. There were signs placed all over the building drilling home that this team was being undervalued and overlooked, according to linebacker Nigel Bradham. This means we will probably see a lot of screen passes and quick hits to Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman coming out of the backfield. The Eagles earned the tie-breaker and home field advantage up until the Super Bowl. Julio Jones caught 10 passes for 135 yards. Blogging Dirty had some questions for Inside The Iggles and asked that they provide a prediction for Saturday's game.
Ryan will enter the game with a 1-2 career record on the road in the playoffs.
Nelson Agholor set up the Eagles first touchdown with a 21-yard run on an inside counter to the Atlanta 3. Blount led the team with 766 yards rushing and Clement had 321. "I don't care nothing about Vegas and underdogs", added Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. And his teammates respect him.
Ryan continues to be quite durable as he hasn't missed a game because of an injury since the 2009 season. Let's face it: Philadelphia is an underdog city, we always have been. This is what it's all about. If that happens again, they will not escape Philadelphia with a win.