For the first time in a while, the Eagles are going to be the home underdogs as they face the sixth-seeded Atlanta Falcons. However, the Eagles will go into this matchup knowing that the last time they were in this situation (the year 2000), they came out on top by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-3.
Falcons vs Eagles
In this 2017-18 NFL season the NFC appears to be far more competitive then AFC. Here is the NFL Divisional playoff game detail below.
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles
Time & Date: 4:35 PM ET, Sat, Jan 13.
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Live TV: NBC
Why Falcons could win against Eagles
The Falcons are coming off a 26-13 road victory over the Rams in the wild-card game. Quarterback Matt Ryan, running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman and wideouts Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu are all capable of taking over a game at any point.
If the Falcons’ recent form in their games is anything to go by, it appears that they will have to rely on their experience now more than ever when they take on the eagles. However, if they are going to come out of the game on top, they will have to do it without their MVP candidate Carson Wentz. On the positive side, the Falcons will have their reigning MVP Matt Ryan on the field with them and he is expected to win some points for them.
Ryan’s form is some that the Eagles will have to worry about. He recently threw 218 yards with a single touchdown and there were no interceptions when his team played the Rams.
Why the Eagles can beat the Falcons
The Eagles Carson Wentz suffered an ACL injury in the Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams. As a result Falcons have an excellent chance of advancing to the conference championship game once again. And therefore, the Eagles are 2.5-point home underdogs to the sixth-seeded Atlanta Falcons in Saturday afternoon’s divisional playoff game.
On their side, the Eagles go to the game knowing that they are the underdogs so they will be keen to use that to their advantage. However, that will not be the Eagles main source of motivation because they will go into the matchup having lost only one of their last seven meetings against the Falcons.
The Falcons vs. Eagles playoff football game that every NFL fan anticipates watching. While the Eagles will go into the match as underdogs, we cannot completely overrule their chances of winning. Their past record against the Falcons is worth considering because they have won seven of their last games. On the other hand, the Falcons have their reigning MVP Matt Ryan in the form of his life. The match is obviously going to be a tough one. Looking forward to see how this one goes.
Prediction: The Atlanta Falcons are looking for back to back NFC Championship game after beat the Eagles. Falcons 31, Eagles 17.