Eagles vs Falcons Breakdown: Three Players to Watch and Game Prediction

It was a night of celebration for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Charles Krupa  AP

Top-seeded Philadelphia is an underdog (2.5 points as of Friday) to sixth-seeded Atlanta, the first time a No. 6 seed has ever been favored over a No. 1, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Saturday's win was such a breakthrough too - the first time long-time Eagles like Graham, Cox and Jason Kelce tasted a postseason victory and the first tight end Brent Celek, an Eagle since 2007, experienced in his home stadium. Who do the Eagles need to contain or stay away from?

They would vow to work hard and prepare, and that was evident enough in a 15-10 victory that sent them to within a game of the Super Bowl.

Players took to Twitter after the game to thank fans, get more pumped and let people know they're no underdogs.

The Eagles' defensive players studied that play throughout the past week and Philly's scout-team offense ran similar plays to that one in practice because coaches had a hunch Atlanta would run something like it in the game, Mills said. Pederson elected to keep his offense on the field, and LeGarrette Blount ran wide for a one-yard touchdown to give the Eagles the lead.

National Football League players are careful about what they say because they don't want to give the opposing team bulletin board material that might make them mad. 130 of those yards came against the Atlanta Falcons in the Dolphins' 20-17 week six win.

During the final three games, 45% of Philadelphia's possessions went three-and-out (compared to a 29% rate with Wentz).

From a pure match-up standpoint, Atlanta wants to run the ball; they make no bones about it. An offence that leaned heavily on the running game provided by Kamara and Ingram all season long was bottled up by the Carolina Panthers last weekend to the tune of just 41 rushing yards.

"Any time there's success in a game, it's where you're comfortable", Foles said. Pressing so much and anxious about so many things. We wanted to make sure we were going to put it in the guys' hands who could go make a play to go do it and that's what we did. "Just have fun." Agholor returned in 2017 in a big way.

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Despite not throwing a touchdown or an interception for that matter, Nick Foles had an efficient day throwing the ball after going 23-for-30 with 246 yards.

Dome teams that suit up for outdoor playoff games in that weather, in fact, have won just four of their last 27 matchups under those circumstances, per Eskin. Look for him to be targeted early and often as his redemption season continues.

The question now is if Sarkisian will return for a second season on the Falcons sideline. "You're in a competitive game like tonight".

Jake Elliott would atone for his miss with a pair of field goals from 37 and 21 yards in the second half.

The Eagles did say all the right things, not just last week but for three weeks before that.

This is the biggest key to the Eagles success throughout the playoffs.

The Eagles will be playing with a chip on their shoulders. This can only help this team, a team that has fought for every game they played and for every ounce of respect they have earned. The Falcons picked up the fumble at the 18-yard line, and the Eagles offense never could take the field.

If wins, it will host the New Orleans-Minnesota victor next Sunday.

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