Philadelphia Eagles’ D shuts down Falcons’ late push to advance


PHILADELPHIA — It is rare for an NFL playoff game to truly come down to one moment, one play. It is even rarer for the players on the field, for an entire stadium full of fans ravenous for their first playoff win in nearly a decade, to understand the moment before it happens.

As the NFL’s replay officials examined a third-down catch from Julio Jones with 1:05 remaining in a stirring 15-10 Eagles victory Saturday that was over-stuffed with plot twists, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins gathered his team to make sure they got it.


“The biggest thing I wanted everyone to realize was this is it. This is the season. I wanted guys to feel that moment,” Jenkins explained after the game. “The crowd is going crazy. It’s fourth-and-2. … It’s one of those things that you dream about. Literally, where you make a play, you move on. You don’t, you go home. Everything we worked for since last April is coming down to one play, and we got to be ready.”

They could not have been more ready. After a Divisional Round game jam-packed with so

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