Falcons score first after early Eagles fumble

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The Eagles got the ball first and appeared ready for the big play they wanted on the first play from scrimmage today against the Falcons. But it didn’t work out for Philadelphia, and Atlanta ended up ahead early.

On the first play after the Eagles received the opening kickoff, wide receiver Torrey Smith went deep and got two steps behind the Falcons’ secondary. If Nick Foles had thrown a perfect pass, it would have been a touchdown.

Foles’ pass was far from perfect. He badly underthrew Smith on a windy day in Philadelphia, and Smith had to come back for the ball. A collision with Atlanta’s Brian Poole drew a 42-yard pass interference penalty.

That was good for the Eagles, but the next play was bad: Jay Ajayi fumbled, and the Falcons recovered.

From there Atlanta marched down the field on an 11-play, 59-yard drive into field goal range, and Matt Bryant hit the field goal for the first points of the game. The Falcons have a 3-0 lead.

13 responses to “Falcons score first after early Eagles fumble

  1. The Eagles are done already. They will never lead in this game let alone win. Weak schedule and fraudulent team built playing against poor QBs. Please check back in 3 hours to see how this post ages and you will find it is my cousin vinny – dead on balls accurate.

  2. Haven’t watched a non-patriots game since deflategate, but have seen lots of games that look like poster #1 says above, not way in hell does it look like one team will win. And like clockwork, the Eagles will win this, it might be ugly, though

  3. So far the biggest concern for the Falcons has been the running backs holding on to the ball.

  4. smitty113 says:

    The Eagles are done already. They will never lead in this game let alone win. Weak schedule and fraudulent team built playing against poor QBs. Please check back in 3 hours to see how this post ages and you will find it is my cousin vinny – dead on balls accurate.

    Fraudulent? I’m not an Iggles fan but fraudulent is what you might call a team that had a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl and collapsed quicker than a politician’s promise.

  5. The Eagles are done already. They will never lead in this game let alone win. Weak schedule and fraudulent team built playing against poor QBs. Please check back in 3 hours to see how this post ages and you will find it is my cousin vinny – dead on balls accurate.
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    I’m not a fan of either team but your not looking to good now.

  6. smitty113 says:

    January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    The Eagles are done already. They will never lead in this game let alone win. Weak schedule and fraudulent team built playing against poor QBs. Please check back in 3 hours to see how this post ages and you will find it is my cousin vinny – dead on balls accurate.

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    What were you saying, big mouth?

  7. Michael E says:

    January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    The Eagles are going to get embarrassed. This is gonna be ugly.

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    What were you saying, big mouth?

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