Reasons Why The Eagles Will Beat The Falcons In The Playoffs

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He sat out the final game before enjoying his third bye week of the season - one with Miami and two with Philadelphia (13-3). The Eagles can repeat the formula on Saturday. Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to Philadelphia's William Penn Charter School, is 1-3 at the Linc.

The Falcons have faced some impressive defensive fronts this year, including Carolina, Los Angeles and Minnesota, so they should be prepared for the challenge. New England will be hard-pressed to find success trying to run against the Titans' fourth-ranked run defense, but that's OK because Tom Brady and his top-ranked offense live through the air. Those are small indicators of how good Philadelphia's defensive line is as a group, but the whole is comprised of some pretty talented individual pieces. Tennessee has to win the line of scrimmage in order to have a chance.

"What they're saying is, 'Hey, we're going to show you what we're doing.' That's their mentality", Foles said. "You saw it against the Rams".

I expect Pittsburgh's defense to do a better job against Leonard Fournette than they did earlier this year.

The Falcons allowed the most receptions to the running back position this season with 107.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 766 yards and two touchdowns in 173 attempts while Jay Ajayi added 408 yards and a touchdown in 408 carries. "One is his ability to make people miss". "I don't like it, but I think it's a good motivator".

"You have to think the ball is coming to him each and every play", Mills said. Why'd you lose your leverage, or how did that take place?'

It's not yet confirmed that all-everything wide-out Antonio Brown will play, but he is practicing for the Steelers, who are 10-2 SU in their last 12 home games.

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The game is just a few hours away. There were other occasions where maybe we weren't as detailed as we needed to be in our gap control, and we've worked really hard at that part to make sure there's no free access both in the run game and the pass game. Alabama's roster on defense is full of NFL-ready players. Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant proved again last week that they are one of the better cornerback tandems in the NFL.

The situation for the Eagles is what it is. Forget about all of the regular season struggles for the Falcons.

The bigger concern, though, is the outside with receivers Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu.

Ajayi wasn't with the Eagles at the time.

In the Falcons' three games against the Eagles since 2012, Jones averaged eight catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.

Eight of the 22 starters have never been in a playoff game, including National Football League veterans such as linebacker Nigel Bradham, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, safety Rodney McLeod and guard Stefen Wisniewski.

Beatty, who is a backup with the Eagles, was a member of the Giants team that beat New England in Super Bowl XLVI, though he did not play after suffering a detached retina during the regular season against the Eagles.

"Obviously, there will be some scheme from that game that we'll take, what went well and what didn't go well and try to improve on that", Ryan said.