Eagles make winning play at the end

Eagles make winning play at the end

Unlike they had all season, the Falcons weren't able to scrape out the win despite their chance to pull it out it late.

The Falcons answered with a touchdown of their own a few minutes later thanks, in large part, to some beneficial refereeing that kept their drive going before Devonta Freeman caught a six yard pass from Matt Ryan to restore Atlanta's lead, 10-6.

But Philadelphia fans were rejoicing at the end of the match, with their side winning 15-10.

Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, which last hosted a playoff game when the Nick Foles-led Eagles fell to the Saints on wild-card weekend 2013.

Everyone's already breaking down the Atlanta Falcons' final drive. But head coach Dan Quinn did not regret the choice to put the game in the hands of his top playmakers.

But on fourth and goal, Jones slipped and was unable to haul in Ryan's desperate pass, leaving the Eagles to run down the clock for the win. They fumbled the ball four times, losing two, which were converted into all of the Falcons' points. Matt Ryan, the Falcons quarterback, is 1-3 against the Eagles. "You're in a competitive game like tonight". It's disappointing to not get the outcome that you want. "I understand Carson is a great player, but every week our guys hear were not good enough". The last time the Eagles had home field advantage was in 2004, which was the last time they were in the Super Bowl.

In the second half, the Falcons had a tough time getting ahead in down and distance.

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They gritted out a home win over the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night, playing a mostly clean game and relying on a strong run game and defense. The drive started at the Philadelphia 18-yard line because Bryan Braman made contact with the ball on a punt, setting up the Falcons in prime field position at the Eagles' 18. Unless the weather is balmy and dry, the Atlanta Falcons are going to need to run the football.

And the road to the Super Bowl remains through Philly.

The Eagles had used a dominant rushing attack on a long drive to take the lead earlier in the 2nd quarter. The 14-play, 86-yard drive put the Eagles ahead 6-3 with 10:28 left in the second quarter.

Jake Elliott kicked a field goal to make it 10-9 at half-time, and then slotted two more through the posts in the second half.

With Wentz out and Foles in, many discounted the Eagles in their game against the Falcons tonight, including the oddsmakers who make the Eagles the underdog against the No. 6 seed. Safety Keanu Neal recovered on the Atlanta 26-yard line.

Missing star quarterback and MVP candidate Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles are the first top seed to go into their opening playoff matchup as underdogs.

Blount's 1-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal gave the Eagles the lead, but Elliott's extra-point try hit the upright and bounced out.

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