"That's what we've talked about and that's what he and I have talked about".
When quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL during the game against the Los Angeles Rams on December 10, the Eagles' chances of reaching the Super Bowl suddenly looked bleak. Foles' errant pass ricocheted to Torrey Smith for a 20-yard reception. Against New Orleans or Minnesota, the Eagles are likely to be underdogs again next Sunday in the NFC Championship game.
Foles didn't do much in the first half, but he wasn't the main problem. He missed a WIIIIIIIDE open Trey Burton on a reasonably easy throw in which Burton might still be running.
In reality, Foles got a ton of help. Focus back on our grind and get ready to compete next week.
Take your momentary victory ride atop a dragon, Nick. I can't wait, baby, we're excited!
Despite being three-point underdogs as the No. 1 seed, the Eagles showed moxie. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said this week he told him to "just be Nick". When combined with their running game, they kept the clock moving. That's a tough call to make in that situation at the end of the game.
Here are six takeaways from the Eagles' win.
Brandon Graham's stat line won't wow anyone. It's one of the West Coastiest plays in the West Coast Offense, a staple of a scheme that has been around the National Football League for more than a generation and isn't the innovation it once was. Predictably, it didn't go well, and that was the game. That's been something of a microcosm of his career. Only nine teams had a longer current drought. "Obviously, roll to the right and have an opportunity to Julio".
Riley Cooper had a hand in the signature play of the game in each of the last two Eagles playoff losses. The Eagles have two possibilities of their opponents. So he has that going for him.
Yet nearly all of them unanimously stated they had no problem with the calls.
But Saturday wasn't just any other day.
Wag that finger proudly, Jalen. "So it's going to be a challenge just in terms of crowd noise". The fans realized that they could affect the game by being loud, and turned in an effort that undoubtedly affected the game.
"I have been a lifelong Eagles fan".
The Eagles frankly were lucky to only be trailing 10-9 at halftime.
Please excuse my shameless pandering. The two lost fumbles led to ten points for the Falcons.
The Falcons received a break when they recovered their own punt on the next possession to take over at the Phildelphia 18-yard line.
Here's Stefen Wisniewski tossing Falcons safety Ricardo Allen like a rag doll, and then following that up with a second block on safety Keanu Neal. At times, Foles was ugly, too. Big game for the fat guys up front.
Thanks to Foles doing just enough to get by on offense after completing 23 of 30 passes for 246 yards with no turnovers, Philadelphia was able to prove all of the doubters wrong by hanging on for the tough win against Atlanta to advance to the NFC Championship to face the victor of Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. They invited the burden all week, yearning to carry the underdog label.
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