Eagles hold off Falcons, advance to NFC title game

Not only are the Titans underdogs, but they are the weekend's biggest underdogs by a wide margin.

The Eagles organization pounced on this angle, playing up the idea that they were being disrespected.

The reason for the lack of faith in the Eagles was not hard to figure out. But because this is the playoffs, and because he's their starting quarterback, Nick Foles is getting a ton of credit for the victory.

But when Wentz went down with a torn ACL, the hopes of an Eagles playoff run landed exclusively on Foles' shoulders. But coach Doug Pederson catered better to Foles' caretaker ways, trusting everything around him to push through into the fourth quarter. Early on, he must've forgotten it in the locker room because Foles looked like a rookie in his first National Football League game.

The Falcons' 14 play, 74 yard drive that lasted 5:04 could've ended, and let's be honest here, should have ended with the Eagles down by two points with less than a minute left to play. The Falcons picked up the fumble at the 18-yard line, and the Eagles offense never could take the field.

Foles recovered the fumble, but was a foot short of the end zone. The Eagles went ahead 6-3 after a 1-yard touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount capped a 14 play, 86-yard drive. The Eagles nearly scored when Foles picked up a third-down fumble on a botched play, but he was stopped at the 1-yard line.

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On fourth-and-six, Ryan looped the ball over Malcolm Jenkins to Jones for a 20-yard completion. Three plays later, Elliott smashed a 53-yard field goal - into the wind, no less - to cut Atlanta's lead to one at the break. But a five-point lead meant the Falcons just needed to get in the end zone to take the lead.

The Eagles had a chance to add to their lead in the second quarter when the defense forced the Falcons to punt. Philadelphia had to call upon its defense to preserve the lead, with Matt Ryan's fourth-and-goal pass to Julio Jones with just more than one minute remaining falling incomplete. This past offseason, Keenum signed with the Vikings, and Foles returned to the Eagles. "Preparation gives you an opportunity, but then you have to go out there an play with all your heart and give up everything you have".

"I got hit hard and I knew I hit someone hard, but blocked two and, shoot, he nearly scored. It just didn't work out, and that's disappointing". In the second quarter the Eagles broke through with the game's first touchdown - but missed the extra point. If Sarkisian is calling the plays.

Despite not throwing a touchdown or an interception for that matter, Nick Foles had an efficient day throwing the ball after going 23-for-30 with 246 yards. When combined with their running game, they kept the clock moving.

It looked as if the Eagles won the overall possession battle, but they only had the ball for a total of 32:06, compared to Atlanta's 27:54.

Pederson's Eagles, the Team Nobody Thought Could after quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee on December 10, surge into the NFC Championship Game on Sunday a team that is galvanized from one corner of the organization to the other.

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