Eagles pull off Philly special play again


The Patriots hold a slight edge over the Philadelphia Eagles, who have a 12 percent chance of repeating as Super Bowl champions, according to FiveThirtyEight. Leave it to the duo of quarterback Nick Foles and head coach Doug Pederson to conjure up a play call that will forever have them linked.

If the Eagles need any help at receiver once Wentz is cleared to play after knee surgery last December, Foles is ready to go. Trey Burton, now with the Chicago Bears, threw the pass on the original play. Which players will end up having big seasons?

The Falcons lost largely because they were in the red zone five times and only came away with points once.

Well on Thursday night in front of a nationally televised audience, the Falcons were this close to providing me with the ideal ammo.

You know that feeling, when you know you're right, but you can't say it without sounding or looking foolish.

In a game defined by defensive dominance and timely plays offensively, a few players made consistent plays all night to keep the Eagles in the game and eventually deliver the win. "They won a Super Bowl for a reason, they have the same guys on defence".

"That's where we got it from", Pederson said when asked about the resemblance to the failed Patriots play in the Super Bowl.

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"This is just one game", Julio Jones said. Bennett mostly stayed off the field in the preseason.

The season opener between the Eagles and Falcons is going to be a heated affair, thanks to Mother Nature.

Jenkins stood with teammates while Bennett wandered behind them near the Eagles bench and adjusted his equipment.

The struggles in the red zone are nothing new for Atlanta, which ranked 23rd in RZ percentage last season.

The Eagles will be playing without quarterback Carson Wentz, who had surgery last December to fix two torn knee ligaments.

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