Eagles hold off Falcons to begin title defence

Tyler Owen
September 10, 2018

Despite a marvelous game from Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons ultimately came up just short and the Philadelphia Eagles won the opening game of the 2018 National Football League season, defeating the Falcons 18-12. On their second drive of the third quarter, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson dialed up a trick play on a third-and-5 from the Atlanta 41-yard line, which ended with receiver Nelson Agholor hitting quarterback Nick Foles for a key 15-yard pickup.

Philadelphia's victory, highlighted by Jay Ajayi's two touchdown runs and two-point conversion rush, averaged 19.0 million viewers on NBC - more than doubling the combined primetime viewership on the other broadcast networks (9.4 million on ABC, CBS and FOX).

After Ajayi's 11-yard TD run and 2-point conversion gave the Eagles a lead with 2:25 left, Ryan led the Falcons down the field.

We can just add his presence for the ceremony on Thursday evening to what will be nothing less than a massive block party in Philadelphia.

It was eerie how closely the ending of Eagles-Falcons Thursday night resembled the final moments of the divisional playoff game between these two teams in January.

Atlanta's defense had a relatively strong night, holding the Eagles to 232 yards of total offense.

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I'm just going to try to play the rest of the season as hard as I can and hopefully have some more good results'. It's been a few, couple, rough semis for me", Williams said. "I lost my nerves a little bit", Sevastova admitted.

Back in June, Meek Mill and MMG boss Rick Ross invaded an Eagles Super Bowl ring celebration party.

"We ask that you do not remain in the open seating area".

"Good execution wins games", said Brady of the play, per ESPN. Both teams looked rusty after many starters didn't play much in preseason.

Eagles fans are naturally brazen, so what do you think will happen when you mix bad weather and a Super Bowl banner unveiling?

Bryant kicked field goals of 52 and 21 yards in the first quarter. He stayed in the tunnel for the last three weeks.

Eagles: WR Mack Hollins was placed on injured reserve hours before the game because of a groin injury.

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