Eagles use goalline stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons 15-10

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

"Just find a way, whether it's pressure on the quarterback or stop the run or whatever was going to happen, just find a way to get it done". Devonta Freeman caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to give the Falcons the edge at that point. Mike Lombardi said, "Doug Pederson might be less qualified to coach a team than anyone I've ever seen". It was another disappointing finish for the Falcons, who blew a 25-point lead against the Patriots in last year's Super Bowl. They went 2-1 with Nick Foles, losing a meaningless game in Week 17 after starters only played one quarter.

"The biggest thing in our locker room is that we believe in one another and that showed", Foles said. "Us running backs we just had to run hard", Ajayi said after the 15-10 victory.

Blount capped a 14-play, 86-yard drive by scampering in from the 1-yard line with 10:28 left in the second.

"I don't remember. I was just locking in one play at a time", Jones said on the play-calling.

Then, as the fans in the Linc held their breath, the Eagles held deep in their territory.

"It's just going out there and playing and staying in the zone and trusting my instincts", Foles said Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. "We always talk about that". "Weve been in those situations during the regular season, so we kind of know how to handle those situations, not try to make a play but let the play come to us".

And the road to the Super Bowl remains through Philadelphia.

During the wild-card win over the Rams, the Falcons took advantage of some of early miscues by Los Angeles on special teams to take an early lead in that game as well.

The Eagles cut it to 10-9 with 1 second left in the half.

And in the end, Atlanta had to deal with the currents on that final drive, which did include a 20-yard completion to Jones on fourth-and-6. Could we have done better in the run game down there?

Mistakes hurt the Eagles in the opening half. The short drive started when the Falcons recovered a punt at the 18 yard line after it was touched by the Eagles. LeGarrette Blount scored on the next play.

That's when Matt Bryant's number was called and, as he has all season long, the Falcons' veteran kicker booted a 33-yard field goal to give Atlanta the early 3-0 lead. However, this week could be where Ajayi gets a majority of the workload and sets the tone.

This weekend's matchup featuring the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Atlanta Falcons looks a lot different knowing Carson Wentz is out of action.

On the fourth-and-1 decision from the three-yard line, Pederson was really tempted to go for a first down, though his team was ahead by just 12-10 at the time with just over six minutes to play.

The ricochet went almost 10 yards back toward Foles.

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