LeGarrette Blount ran in from the 1 on fourth down to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead early in the second quarter.
The Eagles (13-3) secured a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
There figures to be a similar lack of belief in Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots despite their stunning comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The Titans upset last weekend made a few believers (or wishful thinkers) that they could do the same traveling to Foxboro.
If the Eagles or Patriots lose Saturday, it will mark the second consecutive year that a No.1 seed has lost their first playoff game. I don't trust Matt Ryan to win the game, but I trust him to make less mistakes than Nick Foles. I'm expecting a low-scoring game, so I'll grab the points and take my chances.
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Despite their home field advantage, the Eagles are considered the underdog in this contest due to the absence of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was a heavy favorite for league MVP before a serious injury against the Los Angeles Rams on December 10 took him out of play for the remainder of the season.
Cornerback Jalen Mills breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Julio Jones.
Though Ajayi should be featured the most, that doesn't mean the team should neglect the other backs. Bortles also went without a touchdown pass, while throwing one interception. That's fine, the Saints will just put the game in the hands of their 11-time Pro Bowl and Super Bowl MVP quarterback. This is the first time a sixth seed has been favored to defeat a first seed in the Divisional Round. They fumbled the ball four times, losing two, which were converted into all of the Falcons' points. Although Jones was kept out of the end zone more often than not (three touchdowns), his reception and yardage numbers ranked ninth and second in the league, respectively.
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This could be one of the games of the season. They won five between 2013 and 2016. Ajayi had 49 rush yards on seven first-quarter carries, but the Eagles' run game stalled after that, netting 47 yards the remainder of the game. This is the last weekend that there will be four time slots in the National Football League and most of the games should be pretty good. Considering that the Rams were averaging close to 30 points per game during the regular season, this is a pretty impressive feat.
Ryan will enter the game with a 1-2 career record on the road in the playoffs.
The weather is only one element they'll have to deal with to come away with a victory, though.
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