Sport Falcons vs. Eagles: Score, live updates from divisional playoff game in Philadelphia

00:15  14 january  2018
00:15  14 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Las Vegas posts historic betting line for Falcons-Eagles divisional playoff game

  Las Vegas posts historic betting line for Falcons-Eagles divisional playoff game Las Vegas bookmakers installed Atlanta as a 2.5-point favorite over the Eagles in next weekend’s divisional playoff game in Philadelphia. Should the point spread hold and the No. 6 Falcons remain the favorite, it would mark the first time since the NFL expanded the playoff field to 12 teams that a No. 1 seed is an underdog in the divisional round.NFL Divisional PlayoffsSaturday, January 13, 2018Falcons -2.5Eagles 44.5— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) January 7, 2018 © (Getty Images) Matt Ryan Since 1990, when the playoff format expanded to 12 teams, a No.

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The Falcons , after upsetting the Rams in the wild-card round, are the favorites to beat the top-seeded Eagles in Saturday's divisional playoff matchup in Philadelphia . The Falcons , however, will try to shake off some recent struggles in this matchup to live up to that surprising status.

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The bottom-seeeded Falcons are fresh off a win over the NFC West-champion Rams, but they face another tall task in the divisional round.

The top-seeded Eagles host the Falcons on Saturday afternoon. With Carson Wentz injured, the Eagles will depend on Nick Foles at quarterback. The Eagles' defense is one of the best in the league, but the Falcons' combination of Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman will make for a much closer divisional round matchup than anyone expected.

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Foles threw four touchdowns against the Giants in his first start after Wentz went down, but the two games after that start were rough. Foles managed only 39 yards and threw an interception in the Eagles' regular-season finale loss to the Cowboys. The Eagles will be dependent on a run game that comprises Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and LaGarrette Blount.

2018 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Three things to watch in Falcons-Eagles

  2018 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Three things to watch in Falcons-Eagles The Falcons are the first sixth seed to be favored over a No. 1 seed since the NFL expanded the playoffs to 12 teams in 1990. Three things to watch in Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff1. How will Nick Foles fare? He was not very good in Philadelphia’s final two games. The Eagles (13-3) failed to score in a 6-0 loss to the Cowboys to close the season as Foles was just 4 of 11 for 39 yards with an interception in the loss. That was after he went 19 of 38 for 163 yards with a touchdown and interception in an ugly 19-10 win over the Raiders in Week 16.

The Atlanta Falcons opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Eagles in Saturday's divisional round game in Philadelphia . Breaking down the Rams' loss to the Falcons in an NFC wild-card playoff game . Falcons vs . Rams: Score , live updates from wild-card game in LA.

Atlanta Falcons . vs . Philadelphia Eagles . Follow live coverage as the Atlanta Falcons travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs .

The Falcons' defense allowed Todd Gurley to rush for 101 yards in its last game but still managed to hold the Rams to only 13 points. The Falcons' offense led the way in that game, with Matt Ryan replicating last year's playoff form by completing 21 of 30 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for 106 yards rushing in that game.

Follow Saturday's divisional playoff game with SN's live updates.

Falcons vs. Eagles

4:54 p.m.: The Eagles' offense is off to a poor start.

4:47 p.m.: Matt Bryant has the Falcons on the board with a field goal.

4:41 p.m.: The Eagles fumbled on their first drive. The Falcons are near the Eagles' 30 on the ensuing drive.

4:35 p.m.: Less than 20 minutes until kickoff.

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NFL playoff schedule 2017-18: Conference championship brackets .
Here is the 2017-18 NFL playoff schedule with game times, TV channels and more.The wild-card round of the NFL playoff schedule features six teams that didn't make the postseason last year — only the Chiefs and Falcons are returning contenders. The Titans, Rams, Bills, Jaguars, Panthers and Saints are the relative newcomers hoping to advance to Round 2. In total, including the Eagles and Vikings, there are eight new playoff teams this year, tied for the most in a single season (2003) since the NFL adopted the 12-team playoff format in 1990.

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