Nick Foles was regular, Jake Elliott had an enormous leg and the protection made one remaining cease.
The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the NFC championship recreation following a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. They will host the Saints-Vikings winner subsequent Sunday.
Regardless of going thirteen-three to earn the No. 1 seed, the Eagles entered the sport as three-level underdogs towards the sixth-seeded Falcons (eleven-7). They used it as motivation and now it is onto the subsequent one as they proceed pursuit of the franchise’s first Tremendous Bowl title.
“If we consider the outsiders, we can be all tousled,” Professional Bowl defensive deal with Fletcher Cox stated. “We went out and proved we may be the actual profitable workforce.”
Matt Ryan’s remaining move sailed by way of Julio Jones’ arms within the nook of the top zone as Jalen Mills had tight protection on fourth down from the two to safe Philadelphia’s win. It was one other disappointing end for the Falcons, who blew a 25-level lead towards the Patriots in final yr’s Tremendous Bowl.
“The rationale I play this recreation is to win a championship,” Ryan stated. “That is why we put all the exhausting work we put in. When you aren’t getting that end result, it is troublesome.”