The Divisional Round kicks off with our most avian matchup of the playoffs: the Falcons and the Eagles. Atlanta is playing its best football of the season right now and is favored on the road, but Philadelphia still won 13 games this season, even as the team tries to navigate the postseason without Carson Wentz.
Follow along and we’ll keep you updated with all the highlights and news from the game.
Falcons 10, Eagles 6: Nick Foles looked like he had finally found a groove, and then the drive ended as so:
Nick Foles misses on a high throw and the Eagles will have to punt. Critical drive for the Falcons, who get the ball again after the half
— The Playoffoholic (@TheFalcoholic) January 13, 2018
Or, to put it more bluntly:
You can’t miss these plays, geez…
— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) January 13, 2018
Falcons 10, Eagles 6: The Falcons took advantage of a turnover again, but this time they turned it into a touchdown.
After a couple penalties and some teeeerible red zone play-calling, Matt Ryan avoided a sack, twisted and turned, then dumped off a 6-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Freeman.