The Eagles soar into the NFC Championship Game

The Eagles soar into the NFC Championship Game

But the Eagles have received a large amount of disrespect from the media leading up to Saturday's game, so needless to say, the Eagles will be more than energized to prove why they are the number one seed.

In the Eagles' 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints back in 2013, Foles completed 69 percent of his passes and threw two touchdown passes and left the game with the lead before Saints quarterback Drew Brees drove his team to the game-winning field goal. Philadelphia's defense is among the league's best, but the Vikings have the NFL's top defense and the Saints defense ranks third with 20 interceptions.

When a team hasn't appeared in a playoff game in four years, coverage of that first game is going to be thorough.

He was not very good in Philadelphia's final two games. Philadelphia averaged 28.6 points per game and allowed 18.4.

However, it will be important for the Eagles to establish a running attack in order to take some pressure off of Foles. Ryan finished the game 22-of-37 passing for 210 yards and a touchdown pass. The next play, Jay Ajayi fumbled his first touch and the Falcons took over.

With a healthy Carson Wentz at quarterback, Las Vegas oddsmakers estimate the would be favored by 6 points over the in Saturday's National Football League divisional playoff game in Philadelphia.

Jake Elliott's third field goal of the game gave the Eagles a five-point lead with just over six minutes to play and their ravenous defense and full-throated home fans never let Atlanta get any closer.

After weeks of waiting, the Philadelphia Eagles will finally participate in their first playoff game on Saturday with the Atlanta Falcons coming to town for what should be an intense Divisional Round battle.

"The Eagles plus-3 is a great bet", Westgate sports book manager Ed Salmons said. They have not done so in three straight home games since October 10-31, 1971. But in the end, he was every bit as efficient as he needed to be to propel the Eagles to the NFL Championship Game next weekend. This weekend, Foles will have to go up against a defense that held Jared Goff to a 77.9 passer rating.


The Eagles kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter to cut the Falcons lead to a single point at 10-9.

In the Eagles' favor, dome teams have not fared well in the cold in the playoffs in recent history.

Tomorrow the Eagles host the Falcons in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. But after two starts where Foles struggled late in the season, the Eagles will go as far as Foles takes them.

Weather also might be a factor in favor of the Eagles.

The Falcons' stock is the highest it's been since before Super Bowl LI. Will we see the Nick Foles who threw for four touchdowns against the Giants?

But a couple of quick 3-and-outs or an early turnover could turn the home crowd against Foles.

The line has been set at Atlanta -3. It also limited Pittsburgh to nine points in a 30-9 road victory in October.

What's going to help Foles stay on his feet and have time to find receivers downfield is consistency in the running game.

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