Buoyed by that play, Philadelphia drove the rest of the way down the field and their drive ended with Jay Ajayi scampering into the end zone for the first of his two second-half touchdowns. With Atlanta needing a touchdown to win and once again threatening, Philadelphia's defense stepped up once again to stop the Falcons with the game on the line. Now that Week 1 is officially in the books for Philadelphia, here are four key takeaways that stick out the most from the team's win over Atlanta on Thursday.
"We made a ton of mistakes today", safety Malcolm Jenkins noted. The Eagles were able to squeak past the Falcons on Thursday night, and all the talk was about a play that looked all too familiar to Eagles fans.
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"It's great to have it at the right time if you can catch a team (off guard)", Foles said. The Falcons went with an empty set, and had Jones in the slot instead of outside. "We came out in the second half, and just the same type of thing, and just were looking for a big play, somebody to make a play, and you kind of look for that from time to time". It wasn't the same play the Eagles ran in the Super Bowl, either. Philadelphia, the reigning Super Bowl champion, will be a tough out against everyone on its home turf.
And Chris Wesselling, the presenter of the Around The NFL podcast, fears Foles may face being axed despite leading the Eagles to Super Bowl glory earlier this year and being crowned the Super Bowl MVP. It was actually the same play the Patriots ran against the Eagles, but in Super Bowl LII a pass to Tom Brady fell incomplete.
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"No panic, we're resilient", Pederson said.
One, last night's game peaked with a 14.8/25 in the 9:30 - 9:45 PM ET period during the first quarter, which says a lot about viewership patterns. Both teams looked rusty after many starters didn't play much in preseason. He stayed in the tunnel for the last three weeks. Wide receiver Mack Hollins was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury hours before the game.
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