Atlanta's running game was spotty against the Eagles, too.
The Falcons' 14 play, 74 yard drive that lasted 5:04 could've ended, and let's be honest here, should have ended with the Eagles down by two points with less than a minute left to play.
That's how Cris Collinsworth explained the Eagles win on NBC's telecast. Foles, whose struggles over the final two weeks of the regular season were a big reason the Eagles were home underdogs, finished 23 of 30 for 246 yards with completions to eight different players.
The Eagles were the first No. 1 seed to be underdogs in the divisional round, and what they perceived as a lack of respect became a rallying cry within the NovaCare Complex during the week.
It was Brady's 10th career postseason game with at least three TD tosses, moving him past Joe Montana for the most in National Football League history.
For the Eagles, it all comes down to the play of Nick Foles.
But on fourth and goal, Jones slipped and was unable to haul in Ryan's desperate pass, leaving the Eagles to run down the clock for the win. Pederson said. "Since that point, no one has given us a chance".
"It's hard when you get to the playoffs and you've put in all the work throughout the year", Ryan said. Instead of crushing Steve Sarkisian and Atlanta for being in a "Super Bowl hangover", the narrative quickly switched to, "These Falcons are Super Bowl contenders again".
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The crowd erupted when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's pass fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the Philadelphia 2-yard line with less than one minute remaining. The majority of "experts" across media and social media networks are siding with the Falcons not just to win but in many cases cover the -3 line set for the Atlanta Falcons. LeGarrette Blount scored on the next play.
Tonight, the "Jay-Train" made his presence felt.
Ajayi returned at the start of the second half. He punished defenders with his body, running with power and determination, as well as making nimble cuts upfield for big gains.
Earlier this season, Eagles' rookie placekicker Jake Elliott kicked a franchise record 61-yard field goal as time expired to beat the New York Giants.
Elliott booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired to bring Philadelphia within 10-9 at halftime.
Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC championship game.
In the postseason, many games come down to a late field goal, and in his firt playoff game, Elliott showed that he can handle the pressure. "And I understand, Carson's a great player, but every week, our guys are hearing the same thing - that now we are all of a sudden not good enough", Pederson said during his press conference.
He stuck with the run, as Ajayi, Blount, and Clement combined for 93 yards rushing. The detractors following the season-ending injury to quarterback Carson Wentz never seemed to faze them, and by wearing the dog masks and having a little fun, maybe the doubters even motivated them.