Philadelphia Eagles versus Atlanta Falcons: 4 Bold predictions for Week 1

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3. The Philadelphia Eagles defense forces two turnovers.

Regardless of what the Atlanta Falcons accomplish and regardless of how dominant they may look in any game, don’t let the optics fool you. Two things will always be true about this team.

Matt Ryan can be excellent or prone to periods where he looks like Jared Goff, and no matter how big of a lead Atlanta gets out to, especially if they get out to a lead in this one, they always seem to let teams back in the game. The implosion will come at some point.

We’re calling for two turnovers at some point by the Falcons offense in this one. Hey, an interception and a fumble will serve us just fine.

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4. The Philadelphia Eagles win by ten points or more.

This one will give Birds fans a reason to smile all Sunday night and on Monday morning as they do something that they haven’t been famous for as of late. In 2021, it’s the Eagles who get off to a fast start and end the first week of the NFL regular season as the top team in the NFC East.

Philly’s defense gets out to a good start versus a team that also has a rookie head coach (don’t forget that). The offense shows flashes of how good they can be in the future. This one ends with a ten-point win by the visiting team.