"They did really good in their man-coverage tonight", quarterback Nick Foles said.
Philadelphia captured their first Super Bowl title by defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in February. Once the weather threat ended, the banner, which read "2017 World Champions", was hoisted to the rafters of Lincoln Financial Field.
Trailing 3-6 to open the second half, Philadelphia came out flying and turned the tables after getting momentum from a play that may look a bit familiar. "The deciding factor was our defensive line and our offensive line and how they controlled the line of scrimmage". Hicks also committed a penalty on fourth down that allowed the Falcons to have one more play at the end but the defense bailed him out.
The 29-year-old Texan Foles completed 19-of-34 passes for a total of 117 yards.
First up on the agenda is a Super Bowl LII rewatch party where fans can relive the Eagles first Super Bowl win in Franchise history. Without Alshon Jeffery to stretch the field, who had been ruled out due to injury, Foles was forced to make short yardage passes as the Falcons zone marked well.
Here's Philly quarterback Nick Foles and company running the Philly Special in their first game of the 2018 National Football League season, this time with the Falcons as the unsuspecting victims of the setup.
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. I'm not even entirely sure, because the world's sorest victor made headlines by trolling the Patriots and Tom Brady when asked about one of the few highlights of the night: the successful execution of the pass play that Tom Brady dropped in the Super Bowl. "We needed to do something". Coach Dan Quinn said he Harris will be a game-time decision.