A 52-yard Bryant field goal with a little more than four minutes remaining in the first half gave Atlanta a 6-3 lead at intermission. The most memorable, however, was of course the Philly Special, the play that resulted in quarterback Nick Foles catching a touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton.
Philadelphia's victory, highlighted by Jay Ajayi's two touchdown runs and two-point conversion rush, averaged 19.0 million viewers on NBC - more than doubling the combined primetime viewership on the other broadcast networks (9.4 million on ABC, CBS and FOX).
Atlanta regained the lead through a Tevin Coleman, run but the Eagles responded with Ajayi's second and held on despite some fierce late pressure.
"We put a big emphasis on red zone", safety Malcolm Jenkins said. Three plays for Devonta Freeman that went for no gain, an incomplete pass and a one yard loss spelled trouble for the Falcons offense. Yes, Wink picks the Falcons to hoist the the Lombardi Trophy this February at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, site of Super Bowl LIII.
"Good execution wins games", said Brady of the play, per ESPN. If they can play as well as they did last season limiting the Eagles to 15-points tonight's game will be an easy win. We touch home base with TB12, Bill Belichick and the gang while going back to the well for a TB/NO under.
So what did his right tackle, who isn't exempt from blame for their offensive struggles, have to say for himself after the game?
The 2018 season opener at Lincoln Financial Field was hit by heavy rain with lightning also in the surrounding areas forcing National Football League fans to have to wait for the first game of the new campaign. Of those host teams in the playoffs, the only one to reach the conference championship game is the 2017 Minnesota Vikings who lost at Philadelphia in the NFC Championship. LS Josh Harris had his streak of 103 consecutive games played end because of a hip injury.