Twitter reaction: Eagles defeat Falcons in National Football League playoffs

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

14 Enero, 2018

Only six points were scored in the second half of the Eagles' 15-10 win over the Falcons in the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs, but those two Jake Elliott field goals were enough to propel the Birds to their first NFC Championship Game appearance since Donovan McNabb was the quarterback.

The top-seeded Eagles (14-3) won their first playoff game since the 2008 season and will host the New Orleans Saints or the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game Jan. 21.

"I'm glad they're not in charge of my finances", tight end Zach Ertz said of the oddsmakers. There's going to be some things you do well, some things that you put in in the offseason, some things that maybe fit your personality a little bit more. They were on the bye for Wild Card Weekend and now will welcome the No. 6 seed Atlanta Falcons to the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday.

It was the Falcons' last shot against the Eagles in the NFL Divisional Round.

Pass rush on Matt Ryan forced errant pass, he said. I know there were a lot of people against us this week, just answering the questions and hearing about it. They will not get the opportunity to atone for it. "Every team has their pros and cons but the cons list for every team is going to be short this time of year". I mean, it goes well beyond a player like Julio Jones. Foles had stepped in towards the end of the season for Carson Wentz, who was lost for the year due to a torn ACL.

Ajayi displayed his pass-catching talent providing quarterback Nick Foles with a reliable outlet in the backfield. Ryan completed 22-of-36 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown on the day. They went 2-1 with Nick Foles, losing a meaningless game in Week 17 after starters only played one quarter.

"I'm not going to say more passionate, but I would say more Northeast", Quinn said with a smile. "We're family here. We're going to fight for each other". "It was hard for us not to hear it". It was Ajayi's second fumble in two games. But the offense just couldn't take full advantage, as the Falcons went 1-of-3 in the red zone.

"It was Sark's first year here with us, and it was great", Jones said. Alshon Jeffery was the top receiver with four catches for 61 yards while rookie running back Corey Clement led the team with five receptions for 31 yards.

Corey Davis made a one-handed catch on a 15-yard pass from Marcus Mariota in the corner of the end zone to give the Titans a 7-0 lead with 1:14 left in the first quarter.

The Eagles then committed a pair of penalties to move the ball to the 8.

UP - The Eagles coach showed all season that he could game plan and call offensive plays with the best of the NFL. When you get in those situations, you want the ball in your hands. The Falcons are led by Devonta Freeman, who had 865 yards rushing and seven TDs. Several times, Tevin Coleman had open lanes and got nice gains. Maybe. The receiver is the Eagles' most electric weapon - minus Carson Wentz - and they needed him to be on Saturday.

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