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Falcons looking to reach second straight NFC Championship Game

Falcons looking to reach second straight NFC Championship Game

This is the first time the Falcons and Eagles have met in the playoffs since following the 2004 season.

The Falcons (11-7) were actually favored to knock off the NFC's top seed, because the Eagles offense has sputtered since starting quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in a Week 14 win over the Rams.

Two weeks before he joined the Eagles, Ajayi ran for 130 yards in Miami's 20-17 win over Atlanta on October 15. Since there are no more college football games to compete with, the NFL has some of the playoff games on Saturday. "Our mindset is we all we got".

"We'll be ready for next week". Their game plan better be to come out and show everyone why they are the number one seed, not just because Wentz was under center, but because the whole team played together and did their job.

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. TE Zach Ertz had 74 catches for 824 yards and eight TDs. Ajayi, a midseason acquisition, carried for 54 yards over all. They allowed 79.2 rushing yards per game this season, which is the best in the league. Jay Ajayi has a little over 400 yards since joining the Eagles, but has only rushed for 15 or more carries once in an Eagles uniform.




Despite the doubters, Foles has confidence in himself and his team. "Defense did an incredible job. We all stuck together and believed we could move the ball". But after two starts where Foles struggled late in the season, the Eagles will go as far as Foles takes them. Jones is projected to finish with 91 yards on 8 receptions; he averages 0.5 TDs per sim, meaning he finds the end-zone in every other simulated matchup. The Falcons are just 2-6 against the spread in their last six road games versus the Eagles.

Force "Em to Throw It: The Falcons" defense was solid last weekend against a potent Rams' offense.

"I haven't executed as well as I wanted to the past couple of weeks, but I go out there and play and having this time to self-scout, go through practice, you realize just go out there and play", Foles said. They would become less happy when Ryan found Devonta Freeman in the endzone for a touchdown.

The Eagles should look to run the ball around 40 times on Saturday. They've also significantly improved their run defense, going from 17th last year to 9th this year.

Long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fans, who bit the collective bullet throughout the abysmal Chip Kelly era and have not seen their beloved Birds in post-season play since January 4, 2014, against the New Orleans Saints, are now being rewarded for their loyalty and patience.


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