NFL Thursday Night Football: Falcons vs Eagles

College Football really got started this past weekend, and now it’s time for the NFL to make some noise of their own. What better way to start the 2018 NFL season then to see the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles go up against the Atlanta Falcons, the runner up in the 2017 Super Bowl.

These two teams have as of recently been the two teams have had a little bit of a run in with each other. Last year in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Eagles were able to stop the Falcons on a goal line stand to win the game. We know what happened next; the Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl, while the Falcons went home.

Now lets fast forward, The Eagles are still without starting quarterback Carson Went for the season opener. Nick Foles will start, like he did in their Super Bowl run, but there are some concerns about this Nick. Foles has not played too well in the pre-season, and if his bad play continues into the season, the Eagles may fall behind early on in the season.

The Eagles are deep in almost every area on the roster. They are currently sitting pretty with the knowledge that they have two quality QB’s that can win them a game when either are healthy.

As for the Falcons, they return almost every piece needed to win the Super Bowl this year. The offense has hopefully turned a corner with Steve Sarkisian coming into his second season as the Falcon’s offensive coordinator.

We know last year Julio Jones was not targeted as much because of the switch in play calling. With one year already under their belts as a unit, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Steve Sarkisian should have no problem making the playoffs this year.

As for the game, these two teams match up really well, and the team that makes or calls the key play will win this game.

I got Atlanta winning this one over the Eagles:

26-20.

(Featured Image Photo Credit: Philly Finest Prod.)

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