NFL divisional playoffs kick off with doubleheader

For the former Penn Charter High star from the Philadelphia suburb of Exton, this is the classic business trip. "Some games you're going to have some good ones, some games [not], but as long as you get the W, that's all that matters to me".

Ryan said he would be ready for the Eagles after missing practice Tuesday to attend to a family matter. When teams game plan to stop Jones, Sanu has a knack for having huge games. "I have the same mentality for each and every game".

He quickly turned his focus to a stout Eagles defense. So it's really just me giving him opportunities to make plays because he will make them.

"Their front four is very aggressive", he said. (Eagles defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz has always been that way.

I concede this is getting ahead of things. Carson Wentz (knee) is done for the season for Philadelphia, as are Caleb Strugis (quad), Jason Peters (knee), Jordan Hicks (Achilles) and Darren Sproles (knee). Nick Foles, who's 22-17 as a National Football League starter, will start for the Eagles. And they are, it must be said, better at defending than they were. In the NFC the Rams are flying high, the Falcons were just there a year ago.

Let's face it, nobody knows how Nick Foles is going to look this week. "So wherever we're at, I try to slide in and out under the radar". But with Foles, good games inevitably give way to subpar showings.

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"We want teams to come into our stadium and to feel our fans and to feel the excitement and to feel the noise and to feel everything about Philadelphia", said Pederson. "They are a little bit different team as well".

He contends that their bond and relationship has grown stronger late in the season. Yeah, Ryan and the offense get all of the attention. "Sometimes the hardest things are just the simple things, like basically get out of your own head and go play the game you know how to play". One featured two teams - the Jaguars and Bills - who hadn't been in the postseason in a decade, and another - the Panthers vs. the Saints - pitted a pair of battle-tested teams against each other.

Foles did sit out the majority of the regular season finale against the Cowboys. "Sark has done a great job of finding who we are week to week, specifically the last two weeks, he's done a great job". The Falcons wanted to bring their defense to a level approaching their offense's, which has happened. In the Falcons' victory over the Rams, he finished with 10 combined tackles, with seven being solo.

Sarkisian was fine with the 39-30 run-to-pass split against the Rams. Relying on Ajayi's running can help take pressure off Foles. "We have to continue to find ways to be creative, but stick to our identity". In eight games against playoff qualifiers, these Falcons have averaged 16.4 points. The Falcons employ a Cover-3 scheme as their base defense. He went 21/30 for 218 yards and one score. However, the victor of their divisional-round matchup on Saturday will move one step closer to achieving that goal.

The only two qualifying players with a higher rating are Pro Bowl Hall of Famers Bart Starr (104.8) and Warner (102.8). The Eagles have a lot to step up to in order to pull off this last chance for the Super Bowl.

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