September 5, 2018 at 7:33 pm #35794
Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles Live Stream NFL Football 2018, Falcons vs Eagles Live Stream Online,The Atlanta Falcons seem to hitting their stride at the right time. The Falcons are playing some of their best football and will pose a serious threat to the Philadelphia Eagles when the two teams meet in a NFC divisional playoff game.
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For the first time since January 2014, the Eagles will play in a playoff game today. That’s pretty cool. It’ll be even cooler if the Eagles are able to come out of the game with their first playoff win since January 2009.
As we all know, Philadelphia is set to host the Atlanta Falcons in a Divisional Round matchup. You may have heard the Eagles are home underdogs in this game.
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 easier to feel good about an Eagles defense that’s played well at home over the past two seasons. Philadelphia will face a Falcons offense that features a number of weapons but has ultimately underachieved under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
Many people aren’t even giving the Eagles a chance to win this game, which is silly. Winning won’t be easy for Philadelphia, but it’s not like they don’t have things going for them. The Eagles will have crowd noise on their side. The Falcons have had to travel while Philadelphia has been resting. And so on.
We’ll see if the Eagles can pull off the “upset” against Matt Ryan and the reigning NFC Champs.
The 2018 NFL Playoffs move into the Divisional Round on Saturday, beginning with a matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are coming off a bye and hosting this contest after a 13-win regular season that earned them the No. 1 seed in the NFC, while the sixth-seeded Falcons upset the Los Angeles Rams on the road in the Wild Card round. Not many were giving Atlanta a chance to make it past the opening weekend of the postseason, but now that they’ve advanced, they are surprisingly favorites to return to the NFC Championship for the second year in a row.
Oddsmakers have set an extremely intriguing line for this one, opening betting with the Falcons as a three-point favorite. This is the first time in league history that a No. 1 seed will be getting points against a No. 6 seed, as well as the first time the No. 1 seed has ever been an underdog in the Divisional Round. To put the spread into perspective, only five teams have been underdogs at their own digs in this round since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and all of those instances involved the No. 2 seed.
The reasoning for this is obvious, as the Eagles have struggled since Nick Foles took over the starting quarterback gig after MVP candidate Carson Wentz went down for the season with a torn ACL late in Week 14. It’s still not something that the Philadelphia players are taking lightly, using the betting line as bulletin board material to get inspired for Saturday’s contest. Matt Lombardo tweeted that safety Malcom Jenkins is motivated by all the doubters:
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