In the end, two teams tried to kill each other, and when the dust settled, Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons finally took the measure of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Well, what is there to say after that one? Two teams played hard. At times, it seemed as though they were trying to kill one another. One team had to win. Unfortunately, that team wasn’t the Philadelphia Eagles.
In a game that had all kinds of twists and turns, the Eagles fall in this one to the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 24-20.
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Carson Wentz put the Eagles up late with a quarterback sneak. Matt Ryan answered with a screen pass to Julio Jones on fourth down that went the distance. Nelson Agholor dropped a pass that would have wound up with him walking into the endzone, and after Atlanta sacked Wentz on third down, Wentz went to Agholor again.
This one dropped into Agholor’s grasp for 43 yards on fourth and 14. They’d lose Jason Peters on the play, and four plays later, they’d lose the game. The Eagles would go for it on fourth down. Zach Ertz would come up with the catch, but he’d be stopped inches short of the line to gain.
The Eagles will have a lot to talk about when they get back to the Novacare Complex. We’ll all have a lot to talk about in the coming week. DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery left the game with injuries. Dallas Godert was lost for the game before kickoff with a calf injury in warmups. Jason Kelce and Carson Wentz were evaluated for concussions, but both returned to the field.
It appears we’ll be talking about injuries all week.