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The Falcons have to deal with a bit of an enigma on the defensive side because this current offense run by Nick Foles has only played two games. But on the offensive side of the ball, the Falcons have a whole season of Eagles defensive data to work with. For starters, they know that the Eagles’ defense is pretty good, sixth in the league in points per play (all stats per teamrankings.com). Like the Falcons, the Eagles are a top five team in first quarter defense, so look for an early touchdown to be key to set the tone. The Eagles are pretty above average against both the run and the pass.
KICKOFF: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, Lincoln Financial Field, TV: NBC, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) SERIES HISTORY: 35th all-time meeting. Eagles lead series, 18-14-2. They last met in Week 10 of the 2016 season at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won the game, 24-15. This will be the fourth postseason meeting between the two teams. The last time they met in the playoffs was in the 2004 NFC Championship Game. The Eagles won that game, 27-10. KEYS TO THE GAME: In an era that focuses on quarterbacks throwing, this game may be decided on the ground.
The Falcons, after upsetting the Rams in the wild-card round, are the favorites to beat the top-seeded Eagles in Saturday’s divisional playoff matchup in Philadelphia. The Falcons, however, will try to shake off some recent struggles in this matchup to live up to that surprising status. It’s another homecoming for Philly-area product Matt Ryan, but only one of the previous four return trips resulted in a victory. Last season, Atlanta lost in November in Philadelphia, 24-15, losing a lead in the fourth quarter.