Philadelphia Eagles vs Atlanta Falcons live stream. Falcons vs. Eagles: How the two teams match up in the NFC divisional round
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 4:35 PM ET
With quarterback Carson Wentz recovering from a season-ending knee injury, Nick Foles will do his best to pick up the slack for the No. 1 seed Eagles. The early results haven’t been especially encouraging. Foles completed 47 of 87 passes for 439 yards (with five touchdowns and two interceptions) in his three games, barely playing in the third.
There was a significant drop-off from Wentz, particularly when it came to scrambling and making plays outside the pocket. The reason the Eagles aren’t favored is due to their quarterback situation. Carson Wentz is out for the season and Nick Foles is starting under center. Foles struggled in his last two starts with Philadelphia so it’s hard to feel super optimistic about him. Making matters more challenging is that Atlanta’s defense has played well recently.
It’s the Eagles’ first postseason contest in four years, and a win would place them in the NFC Championship Game for the first time since the 2008 season.
Philadelphia will face a Falcons offense that features a number of weapons but has ultimately underachieved under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.