Eagles pull out a version of the Philly Special, leading to the first TD of 2018

AP

Jay Ajayi scored the NFL’s first touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run, giving Philadelphia a 10-6 lead. What got the Eagles there was more exciting.

The Eagles, without much of an offense most of the game, used a version of the Philly Special to get them going.

On third-and-five from the Atlanta 41, Nick Foles took the shotgun snap and handed it to Corey Clement. Clement went left as Foles went right.

Clement pitched the ball to receiver Nelson Agholor, who completed the 15-yard pass to Foles.

Five plays later, Ajayi scored to give the Eagles their first lead.

The Eagles, of course, probably don’t win the Super Bowl without the original Philly Special. Foles walked toward the right side of the offensive line, pretending to give instructions, as the ball is snapped to Clement, who flipped it to tight end Trey Burton. Burton threw the touchdown pass to Foles.

17 responses to “Eagles pull out a version of the Philly Special, leading to the first TD of 2018

  1. Not a new play and calling it a Philthy special is bogus. If we must name it we need to find the team that ran this first and give the name to recognize them – it will never be a Philthy anything.

  2. YEA! FLY EAGLES FLY!

    Laid down a huge statement wit da big win tonite!!!

    Hear we come nfc east! Ready to beat ya down!!!!

  3. lebrickie says:
    September 6, 2018 at 11:47 pm
    Not a new play and calling it a Philthy special is bogus. If we must name it we need to find the team that ran this first and give the name to recognize them – it will never be a Philthy anything.
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    Apparently your vote doesn’t count.
    Bwaaahaha!!!

  4. Matt ryan is awful. He can’t play qb that well, especially when the pressure is at its highest. He takes to many sacks in the the biggest moments of the game. He doesn’t slide and move the pocket to buy himself more time when pressure comes from one side pushing your guard into you, he just stands there and gets pushed around and throws a bad pass or gets sacked. The play calling was bad also especially in the red zone. In the last four plays at the end of the game on the 10 yard line, the coach called by nothing but streaks for every reciever. Smh.i was screaming for one out route or in route on the goal line while everyone else ran streaks to the back of the td zone. A t.e or the slot reciever would’ve been open. You have to sell it good and everyone will bite on the streaks and give you a small window to throw a quik dart. Timing and accuracy is also crucial. Matt ryan was only focusing on julio. Matt Ryans field vision is bad in high pressure moments and his timing and accuracy is also bad in the clutch. And his footwork and his pocket presence. I’m angry and I’m not even a falcons fan. Lol . I just love football.

  5. Too bad the team that first ran this play didn’t do it on the 2 biggest stages of the year. So… like it or not, for any team that runs this play from now on, it will be referred to as the Philly Special.

  6. Every coach has their own name for plays. 2 coaches might have the same play but call them something different. Nobody ever said it was a new play. There’s a lot of hate there, bud. I like it.

  7. Someone drank his Hateraid! It is the Philly Special and always will be! No one cares who first thought up the idea, they only care who made it iconic and etched it in the popular imagination! And that would be the Philadelphia Eagles! Did Elvis invent Rock n’ Roll? No but he was The King for a reason…

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