Fly Eagles Fly.
With the wind and in opposition to it.
With Nick Foles engineering a number of lengthy drives, Jake Elliott changing 3 box targets, and the defence getting stingy within the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship sport with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.
Foles directed good marches of 74 and 80 yards in the second one half of — one into the whipping wind, the opposite with it — and Elliott atoned for lacking an additional level through changing from 53 yards on the finish of the second one quarter, 37 and 21 in the second one half of. Then the Eagles (14-Three) held when Atlanta (11-7) were given to the niine-yard line with a primary down, and to the two on fourth down.
When Matt Ryan’s ultimate move sailed over Julio Jones’ head in any case zone , Philly may have a good time its first playoff victory for the reason that 2008 season.
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Next Sunday, the Eagles will host both Minnesota or New Orleans for the convention crown. The Eagles final made the Super Bowl within the 2004 season, dropping to New England.
“I mean, we just kept believing in each other,” stated Foles, who become the starter when Carson Wentz, a number one MVP contender, injured his knee in December. “That was it. Our team never wavered, defense did an amazing job, special teams — that’s just been the story this year is that we just all stuck together…”
The Falcons, after all, memorably blew a 28-Three second-half lead to the Patriots in final 12 months’s Super Bowl. They is not going to get the chance to make amends for it, even though Ryan were given them shut on the finish.
Despite being underdogs because the No. 1 seed, the Eagles confirmed numerous moxie.
A masterful 74-yard, 12-play power on which Foles was once five for six for 70 yards — the one incompletion was once Jay Ajayi’s drop — led to Elliott’s 37-yard kick into the wind that made it 12-10.
The Eagles put in combination their perfect power, an 80-yarder masking 14 performs, once more faltered shut to the tip zone. Elliott added a 21-yarder with 6:02 closing after trainer Doug Pederson in short regarded as going for it on fourth-and-one on the Atlanta 3.
Then, because the lovers within the Linc held their breath, the Eagles held deep of their territory.
“Man, just stay calm,” stated defensive take on Fletcher Cox, who was once a power all day. “We always talk about that. We’ve been in those situations during the regular season, so we kind of know how to handle those situations, not try to make a play but let the play come to us.”
And the street to the Super Bowl stays via Philly.