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Mile High Report Jan 13, 2018
Falcons at Eagles - Live Blog

Falcons at Eagles - Live Blog

The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs at home to the Atlanta Falcons. That doesn’t bode well for the Falcons offensive line. After the Atlanta Falcons manhandled the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round, they were made road favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles. The minute that happened, I picked the Eagles to win this game. My intuition was correct, because the Eagles coaching staff wasted no time posting that information in the locker room. Fletcher Cox said the Eagles felt disrespected and we all know what a number one defense can do when they feel disrespected. Earlier this week...
Pride Of Detroit Jan 13, 2018
NFL Divisional Playoff open thread: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles

NFL Divisional Playoff open thread: Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Join us as we kick off divisional weekend. It’s an all-bird divisional playoff game. The one-seed Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the six-seed Atlanta Falcons. For this first time since the Wild Card was added, the six-seed is actually favored over the one-seed. The Eagles have a lot to prove. With Carson Wentz’s injury, just about everyone is counting them out. However, this Philadelphia team is defined by much more than quarterback play. They have a formidable defense, an effective running game and can beat you in a lot of different ways. Wentz’s injury is huge, but they...
The Falcoholic Jan 13, 2018
Nick Foles, the Eagles defense, and more insight from Bleeding Green Nation

Nick Foles, the Eagles defense, and more insight from Bleeding Green Nation

The Eagles won’t be pushovers, but there are weak spots, as Brandon Lee Gowton of BGN notes. Dave Choate: The loss of Carson Wentz was obviously crushing. How much faith do you have in Nick Foles, and how will the Eagles offense work around him against the Falcons? Brandon Gowton: As I detailed in my “Three reasons why the Eagles will lose” post, I’ve never been a big believer in Foles. So I don’t really have much faith in him going into this game. Again, I won’t discount the possibility he could randomly have a good game. We’ve seen it happen before. But I’ll believe it...
Buffalo Rumblings Jan 13, 2018
NFL Divisional Playoffs, Saturday January 13th: game time, television schedule, live game chat

NFL Divisional Playoffs, Saturday January 13th: game time, television schedule, live game chat

Are you ready for some football? For the first time this postseason, the Buffalo Bills won’t have something to root for on a game day. After being eliminated at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars a week ago in a low-scoring 10-3 contest, Buffalo will be watching this weekend of the playoffs at home like the rest of us. Here is all the information you need to catch the games. Come chat with us in the comments. Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia EaglesNBC, 4:35 p.m. Eastern The Eagles are a home underdog as a top seed with quarterbacks Carson Wentz on the sideline with a torn knee...
The Falcoholic Jan 13, 2018
Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Eagles

Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Eagles

A tough playoff match-up with the #1 seed Eagles awaits. Here are some players to keep an eye on during the game. Gameday has arrived, and with it, a difficult divisional round contest against the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles looms on the horizon. The Falcons are, curiously, favored against the Eagles despite their superior record and the fact that the game is being played in Philly. Most of that is due to the loss of starting QB Carson Wentz, with back-up QB Nick Foles not inspiring much confidence among analysts and fans. Before you get too hyped up about the game, let’s take a look...
The Falcoholic Jan 13, 2018
One reason to feel confident, one reason to worry about Falcons vs. Eagles

One reason to feel confident, one reason to worry about Falcons vs. Eagles

This one promises to be another good, physical matchup, and the chances of a double digit victory for Atlanta seem pretty slim. As this game draws near, I’ve seen pretty incredible confidence by both the Eagles and Falcons fanbases. Both teams are constructed soundly and have reason to be confident, yes, but only one of these teams can win what looks to be a slugfest in Philadelphia. Brashness is probably unwise for both of our fanbases. That said, one of these teams is going to reward that confidence with a win. I’m hopeful it will be Atlanta, but as is reasonable for a playoff...
The Falcoholic Jan 12, 2018
Atlanta Falcons talk: Who will be the team’s MVP against the Eagles?

Atlanta Falcons talk: Who will be the team’s MVP against the Eagles?

There are many fine choices. The Falcons have gotten by on an ensemble approach this season. Whereas a year ago you could count on Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, or another offensive star to be the team’s MVP from game-to-game, this year it’s been a mix of players on both sides of the ball. That approach has gotten them this year, but it has made it sort of difficult to predict who will be the most impactful player from week-to-week. Let’s try, regardless. Who will be Atlanta’s MVP against the Eagles? My bet is Deion Jones. The stellar linebacker will have opportunities to impact the...
The Falcoholic Jan 12, 2018
Here are the potential playoff outcomes for the Falcons this weekend

Here are the potential playoff outcomes for the Falcons this weekend

There are three possible outcomes. There are many different ways the Falcons-Eagles game could turn out tomorrow, but there are only three potential outcomes. Two see the Falcons rolling on and facing a new opponent in the Conference Championship, while the last sees them going home. We don’t like that last one. As an always useful reminder, though, here’s each of those scenarios and what they would mean for the Falcons. Win and face the Vikings A tough outcome, to be sure. The Vikings beat the Falcons in Atlanta earlier this season 14-9, playing stellar defense en route to a...
The Falcoholic Jan 12, 2018
3 reasons the Eagles will lose to the Falcons, courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation

3 reasons the Eagles will lose to the Falcons, courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation

Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation tells us why Philadelphia will drop this game, if indeed they do. #1 - Nick Foles stinks Even back during the apex of his career, I was never a big Nick Foles believer. I just don’t see the appeal with him. I can’t really tell you what he’s good at. There’s just not a lot to hang your hat on with him. One can point to how he’s had good games in the past, sure, but a lot of those results were based on favorable circumstances. In 2013, Foles greatly benefited from a Chip Kelly offense that the NFL just wasn’t ready for. Not to...
The Falcoholic Jan 12, 2018
By the Number stats preview: Falcons vs. Eagles

By the Number stats preview: Falcons vs. Eagles

The 10-6 Falcons face the 13-3 Eagles in the Divisional round of the playoffs. How do these two teams compare statistically? After a 2016 season that ended in ultimate disappointment, Atlanta has begun their 2017 playoff run. After battling through the most difficult closing schedule in the league, the resilient Falcons defeated the top scoring offense in the league on the road in Los Angeles. Now, they turn their attention to the #1 seed Eagles. Philadelphia possesses one of the NFL’s best defenses and did possess a very potent and balanced offense, but tragedy struck in December. QB...
The Falcoholic Jan 12, 2018
Falcons vs. Eagles: Fascinating Four for the Divisional Round

Falcons vs. Eagles: Fascinating Four for the Divisional Round

Can the Falcons continue to battle their way back to the promised land? After soundly defeating the NFC darlings in Los Angeles, the Atlanta Falcons will be taking on the NFC’s most doubted team in Philadelphia. It’s the best matchup they could ask for in a ridiculously talented playoff field. Dan Quinn is transitioning from preparing for the most dynamic offense in the league to a severely limited one. As clever as Doug Pederson can be, he knows his offense is handicapped without Carson Wentz. That bodes well for the Falcons’ rapidly ascending defense. Although this is a favorable...
The Falcoholic Jan 12, 2018
Falcons - Eagles Divisional Round channel, streaming, odds, and more

Falcons - Eagles Divisional Round channel, streaming, odds, and more

The top seed in the NFC gets the pleasure of hosting a resurgent Falcons team. Should be fun! Tomorrow brings us the Divisional Round of the playoffs, starting with the Atlanta Falcons continuing a season that went from great to lousy to okay to great again against an Eagles team that should be the NFC’s most formidable but is instead trying to overcome the loss of Carson Wentz with great defense, a strong ground game, and maybe some luck. It’ll probably be an excellent game. For Philadelphia, there’s a lot to say about the fact that they’re not favored and will be playing with a...
The Falcoholic Jan 11, 2018
The Falcons are once again healthy heading into Saturday’s game against the Eagles

The Falcons are once again healthy heading into Saturday’s game against the Eagles

A belated but very nice injury report. We are, somewhat incredibly, less than 48 hours away from the next Falcons playoff game. Atlanta’s getting all kinds of hype heading into their matchup against a Wentz-less Eagles, for a variety of pretty good reasons. Here’s another one: They’re very healthy again. Despite playing on an ice rink out in Los Angeles, the Falcons managed to avoid any further injuries, and will head into their game against the Eagles down absolutely nobody they didn’t have a week ago. Mohamed Sanu, Julio Jones, and LaRoy Reynolds were limited Thursday, but all...
The Falcoholic Jan 11, 2018
The Falcoholic Live: Ep30 - Rams Recap & Eagles Divisional Preview

The Falcoholic Live: Ep30 - Rams Recap & Eagles Divisional Preview

Join the crew at 8:10pm ET as they review the Falcons’ Wild Card victory over the Rams and look ahead to Saturday’s Divisional showdown with the Eagles. Watch the broadcast below beginning at 8:10pm ET Fellow Falcoholics, welcome to Episode 30 of The Falcoholic Live! It’s hard to believe we’ve already recorded more than thirty episodes this year. Thanks to all of our viewers for your support during our inaugural season! On tonight’s show, Kevin and Eric will be breaking down the Falcons’ impressive 26-13 Wild Card victory over the Rams, including Bryant’s stellar game, the...
The Falcoholic Jan 11, 2018
Falcons offense vs Eagles defense: it starts in the trenches

Falcons offense vs Eagles defense: it starts in the trenches

Alex Mack and company draw another tough match-up The Falcons playoff run makes a stop in Philadelphia next, where they’ll face off against one of the better defenses in the league. The Eagles finished 2017 fourth in points allowed and yards allowed, but only 16th in sacks (38 total) and 11th in sack percentage. They also finished 7th in rushing yards per attempt, making this a difficult defense to move the ball against on the ground. Here’s how the Falcons offense matches up with this very good unit. Note: Assessments based partially on PFF Elite scores for 2017 In the trenches In the...
The Falcoholic Jan 11, 2018
The Falcoholic Podcast Ep 39: The Eagles defense is scary

The Falcoholic Podcast Ep 39: The Eagles defense is scary

The playoffs have us biting our nails all week long. Jeanna and DW are joined this week by Charles McDonald of the Setting the Edge podcast and Alexis Chassen from Bleeding Green Nation. The first half of the podcast is dedicated to the Falcons upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles, while the second half is focused on discussing the Vikings vs Saints game. Some of the topics of discussion: Why losing Carson Wentz was devastating for this Eagles offense Why Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham could be game changers on Saturday The need for the Falcons to target Julio Jones early and...
Mile High Report Jan 11, 2018
NFL Playoff Predictions: Divisional round looks a lot like boring to me

NFL Playoff Predictions: Divisional round looks a lot like boring to me

None of these games look interesting. Picking winners is even more difficult. Last week, I went 3-1 and that included me taking the Tennessee Titans over the Kansas City Chiefs, so it was a good week of football. This week, the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs looks about as uninteresting as you could get. NFL Playoff Predictions Atlanta Falcons (11-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons picked off the Los Angeles Rams last week in an upset road victory and were immediately favored to take down the Nick Foles led Philadelphia...
The Falcoholic Jan 11, 2018
How to watch Falcons - Eagles: Channel and streaming options

How to watch Falcons - Eagles: Channel and streaming options

An important note for those who can’t, for whatever reason, get the game on television. When the Falcons meet up with the Eagles to have some laughs on the gridiron Saturday, you’re going to want to watch it. You will want to even if you’re afraid of the outcome, as are all Atlanta fans, because this is the Falcons in the postseason. They’ve been mostly very good there, of late. Of course, you’ll want to know what channel it’s on, but what if your access to a television is going to be limited? What then? Worry not, for we have you covered. Channel: NBC Naturally, the first...
The Falcoholic Jan 10, 2018
Steal one Eagle and add him to the Falcons. Hurry, quickly!

Steal one Eagle and add him to the Falcons. Hurry, quickly!

Despite Philadelphia’s obvious talent, we’ve got an easy pick. You are dropped into Philadelphia with a mission. Once you’ve tried a cheesesteak, taken some artful photos of the Liberty Bell, and enjoyed the city’s many fine cultural institutions, you’re going to steal an Eagles player and add him to the Falcons roster. Simple, really. The question is, who are you taking? The Eagles have a talented roster, one that propelled them to the #1 seed in the NFC in 2017, and one without a ton of obvious holes. The loss of Carson Wentz put them down a bit at quarterback, but that’s the...

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