Which is why the top-seeded Eagles are tw0-point underdogs to the sixth-seeded Falcons, who scored a major upset over the Rams, 26-13, in the wild-card round. Eagles averaged 365.8 yards per game and allowed 306.5. Instead, they are using it as motivation and "bulletin board material." What's more, only five other home teams have ever been underdogs in the divisional round, and there's only been one home underdog since 1996 (the 2011 49ers). The Jaguars, who boast strong head-to-head trends - try 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games on the road against the Steelers - must hope that running back Leonard Fournette can gash Pittsburgh's 10th-ranked run defense. "I've been a visiting player coming into this stadium in a playoff-type atmosphere and it's tough to play because our fans are loud from the opening kickoff to the last whistle of the game". Backup quarterback Nick Foles struggled mightily in both starts as a replacement for an injured Carson Wentz. Of course, feel free to sub in your Eagles attire wherever you would like. They have seen the predictions.
"It does take a little while when you lose your starting quarterback, obviously", Pederson said Thursday. It's a weird point spread, considering Atlanta never had to play on the road during last year's playoff run. "We're excited to come out Saturday and showcase what we can do".
Despite their home field advantage, the Eagles are considered the underdog in this contest due to the absence of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was a heavy favorite for league MVP before a serious injury against the Los Angeles Rams on December 10 took him out of play for the remainder of the season.
Ryan said he and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian's relationship has improved as the season progressed. The previous high was 37 against the Saints on December 7.
Force "Em to Throw It: The Falcons" defense was solid last weekend against a potent Rams' offense.
Agholor recorded 62 receptions for 768 yards and eight touchdowns. Philadelphia's defense took a major blow when they lost linebacker Jordan Hicks and right guard, Jason Peters. They kept the ball out of Jared Goff's hands.
No worries, according to Quinn, who installed most of the game plan on Wednesday, when Ryan returned.
"For us every week it starts with the run game because so much of what we do comes off the run game", Sarkisian said.
Ryan noted that the Falcons and the Eagles have changed drastically since their last meeting, when the offense was held to a season-low 15 points and the defense was pillaged for 208 rushing yards.
With Wentz, the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Eagles were 11-2 and the clear NFC favorite to reach Super Bowl LII. Just go do your job. Philly is holding its collective breath.