NFL Playoffs: Falcons Continue Quest Against Eagles

NFL PLayoffs Divisional Round

Top Seeded Eagles Host Falcons in Frigid Philly in NFL Playoffs

The Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles will meet in the NFL Playoffs on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. This NFC Divisional Round matchup will kickoff at 4:35 pm EST and NBC will have the broadcast.

Oddsmakers opened the Falcons as -2.5-point favorites versus the Eagles, while the game’s total opened at 44. The spread has dropped back to Falcons -2.5 after moving to 3 most of the week. The total has dropped to 40.5.

This will be the Eagles first playoff game in four years, and it will be a tough one. They are facing the reigning NFC Champions who are finally playing pretty good football and are healthy. That can’t be said for the Eagles.

The Eagles lost quarterback Carson Wentz down the stretch but still managed to finish 13-3 and earn the No. 1 seed. Nick Foles took over for the MVP candidate after the injury. Foles was the quarterback back in 2013 when the Eagles fell to the New Orleans Saints 26-24.

The Falcons received the final playoff spot in the NFC. They promptly traveled to the West Coast and whipped the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 in the wild-card round.

Eagles Offense Can’t Sputter in NFL Playoffs

Philadelphia is the first No. 1 seed to open as an underdog in the playoffs. The offense sputtered under Foles with a 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders and a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dallas Cowboys. They failed to cover the +3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (6) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Foles was 4 of 11 for 39 yards and an interception against the Cowboys. He struggled to throw the ball downfield. Third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld was 19 of 23 for 134 yards. The Eagles have made it crystal clear that Foles is the starter.

Falcons Look Like Contenders in the NFL Playoffs

Atlanta was a 26-13 winner in its last match on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. They covered the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 39 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Falcons finished the regular season at 10-6. They are preparing for their second road playoff game. Quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones both missed practice Tuesday but are expected to start on Saturday. Ryan missed for personal reasons and is 100% prepared and ready for the game.

Ryan was 21 of 30 for 218 yards and a touchdown in the 13-point win over the Rams. It was his first road playoff win in three starts.

Ryan led Atlanta to the Super Bowl last season that ended in a heartbreaking overtime loss to the New England Patriots.

The Falcons forced a pair of huge fumbles last week.  They turned them into 10 points. Kicker Matt Bryant also booted four field goals.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Atlanta 11-6 8-9 22.29 19.29 3 5-3 3-6 5-12 2-6 3-6
Philadelphia 13-3 10-6 28.56 18.44 10.12 5-3 5-3 8-8 3-5 5-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 16.26 16.63 -0.38
PHI 12.81 16.62 -3.82
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 11.51 9.52 1.99
PHI 10.96 10.02 0.94
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 4.21 4.26 -0.05
PHI 4.47 3.76 0.71
Team Records

Atlanta Falcons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-6 5-3 6-3 8-9 5-3 3-6 22.29 19.29 3.00
vs Conf 10-3 5-1 5-2 8-5 5-1 3-4 24.08 18.62 5.46
vs Div 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-3 0-0 0-3 18.00 21.33 -3.33
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 20.33 15.33 5.00

Philadelphia Eagles

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-3 7-1 6-2 10-6 5-3 5-3 28.56 18.44 10.12
vs Conf 10-2 5-1 5-1 8-4 4-2 4-2 28.42 17.58 10.84
vs Div 3-0 0-0 3-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 33.67 18.33 15.34
Last 3 2-1 1-1 1-0 0-3 0-2 0-1 17.67 15.00 2.67

NFL Playoffs Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 22.29 13 18.44 4
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 246.33 9 211.13 12
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 112.11 9 69.50 2
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 28.56 3 19.29 8
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 205.88 23 224.78 15
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 134.38 7 113.67 14

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Atlanta 4-6 4-5-1 3-7 18.50 109.80 3.94 33.60 58.04 213.20 323.00 1.80
Philadelphia 6-4 5-4-1 3-7 24.90 119.40 4.46 35.80 64.53 265.60 385.00 1.20

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Nov 13, 2016 ATL PHI 15-24 48 255 303 1 207 221 428 1
Sep 14, 2015 PHI ATL 24-26 63 336 399 2 105 290 395 2
Oct 28, 2012 ATL PHI 30-17 146 246 392 0 92 178 270 0
Sep 18, 2011 PHI ATL 31-35 133 314 447 3 138 180 318 2
Oct 17, 2010 ATL PHI 17-31 65 228 293 2 154 320 474 1
Dec 6, 2009 PHI ATL 34-7 103 277 380 0 61 234 295 3
Oct 26, 2008 ATL PHI 14-27 77 258 335 3 192 240 432 1
Dec 31, 2006 ATL PHI 17-24 159 219 378 1 43 350 393 1
Sep 12, 2005 PHI ATL 10-14 51 250 301 3 200 119 319 3
Jan 23, 2005 ATL PHI 10-27 99 103 202 1 156 170 326 0

NFL Playoffs Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Falcons

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Jan 6, 2018 LAR 26-13 W 6/48 W/U 124 198 322 115 246 361 -2 A
Dec 31, 2017 CAR 22-10 W -5/44.5 W/U 60 311 371 87 161 248 -3 H
Dec 24, 2017 NO 13-23 L 5/51 L/U 67 264 331 86 229 315 1 A
Dec 18, 2017 TB 24-21 W -7/49.5 L/U 201 209 410 84 289 373 -1 A
Dec 7, 2017 NO 20-17 W -2.5/51.5 W/U 132 211 343 50 256 306 2 H

Philadelphia Eagles

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2017 DAL 0-6 L 3.5/40 L/U 70 149 219 129 172 301 1 H
Dec 25, 2017 OAK 19-10 W -10/46 L/U 78 138 216 137 137 274 -3 H
Dec 17, 2017 NYG 34-29 W -7.5/40.5 L/O 108 233 341 75 429 504 -1 A
Dec 10, 2017 LAR 43-35 W -1/47 W/O 139 316 455 109 198 307 -1 A
Dec 3, 2017 SEA 10-24 L -3.5/46.5 L/U 98 327 425 101 209 310 2 A

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