Foles shows off catching skills, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12

Mae Harvey
September 10, 2018

The good news about that, however, is that no one knows, so you're not at any disadvantage.

"It was deja vu", said cornerback Ronald Darby, who covered Jones on the last play this time around instead of Jalen Mills.

"We ask that you do not remain in the open seating area". "Catch them on their toes and hit one over the top".

RED ZONE WOES: The Falcons were 1 for 5 in the red zone after struggling inside the opponents' 20 a year ago.

Atlanta offense still stuck in neutral: Two years removed from the offensive fireworks that propelled them to Super Bowl LI, the Falcons' struggles to generate points under coordinator Steve Sarkisian continued. Our scheme is pretty simple. "We kind of knew they were going to throw it to Julio". "We trust our players, so when we get down to it, it's nothing complex". "We trust our matchups and do we do our job". "Obviously guys, they show up and it's been crucial for our team". Ryan completed just 49 percent of his throws for 251 yards, zero touchdowns, an interception and a 57.4 passer rating.

The Eagles win came thanks to a huge defensive effort, with Philadelphia forcing three game-changing red zone stops including one in the final seconds of the game.

"No panic, we're resilient", Pederson said. A sack by Fletcher Cox on third down was negated by Derek Barnett's offside penalty to keep the drive going. He's a strong, powerful guy, very disruptive in the pocket. "You just have to make the play".

"Nobody was in. We were in goal line", Jones said of the personnel on the field for the first scoring opportunity.

Harris has a hip injury and missed a couple days of practice.

The perennial Pro Bowl selection routinely made life tough quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons' offense Thursday night.

The past two NFC champs both looked rusty to start their season opener before the offences finally got untracked in the second half. "I mean, everyone loves a good trick play".

Nick Foles wasn't sharp but played mistake-free until a pass bounced out of rookie Dallas Goedert's hands and went right to Atlanta's Deion Jones.

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