Falcons-Eagles Thursday night opener delayed by severe weather in Philadelphia

Falcons-Eagles Thursday night opener delayed by severe weather in Philadelphia

Falcons-Eagles Thursday night opener delayed by severe weather in Philadelphia

The Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night in the first game of the regular season, eight months after the teams played a tight game in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Eagles gained 15 yards on a third down in Falcons territory, and Jay Ajayi scored with a short touchdown run. "We build on this, we keep building".

The Eagles are hosting the new season's first match after ending a 51-year wait for a Super Bowl crown last season, beating the New England Patriots 41-33.

The rendition was just as loud as after the Eagles' NFC championship victory over Minnesota in January. The words "2017 World Champions" donned a banner double the size of any other hanging from the Lincoln Financial Field rafters and a spotlight lit them up all night. But while the Eagles offense started out undeniably sloppy, the Falcons offense was running like a well-oiled machine - until they got to the red zone.

"It's a credit to him and how well he's worked in the offseason and obviously in training camp", coach Doug Pederson said Friday.

"Alshon Jeffery won't be there and they've got some issues with the defensive line". Even after a second-half surge, Foles finished 19 of 34 for just 117 yards and an interception.

Foles, who almost retired two years ago and started last season as the backup quarterback, was filling in Thursday for the Eagles' injured star Carson Wentz. Trey Burton made it look easy in the Super Bowl. Ajayi moved with his parents to the United States when he was seven years old. Instead of the "Philly Special," this one was called "Philly, Philly".

"It was the same play the Patriots used - the one that Tom dropped", he said after the game. "It gave us a little boost, and that's what we needed". We also fold in opponent-adjusted PFF grades into our machine-learning algorithm to factor in roster changes and possible asymmetric mismatches that can occur through the course of a game. Ronald Darby prevented Julio Jones from making a catch in the left corner of the end zone on the last play.

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