Jay Ajayi key to Philadelphia Eagles running the ball

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Jay Ajayi key to Philadelphia Eagles running the ball

The weather, the officiating, the loss of Carson Wentz and the other stars on the team's injured reserve list - none of these will qualify as factors in the outcome of Saturday's game. You'll see. And for the doubters, they can climb on board, too.

"I haven't executed as well as I wanted to in the last couple of weeks", Foles said. This will be great for the Falcons offense - especially the way they have been playing as of late. "I mean, that stuff makes for good talk and TV, and a lot of people have a lot of programming to fill, but all year, I have no idea if we've been favorites or underdogs the whole year". He's a super-talented receiver. In receiving, Zach Ertz posted 824 yards and eight touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery added 789 yards and nine touchdowns.

Ryan had his worst game of his MVP season past year in Atlanta's 24-15 loss in Philly on November 13, 2016. I have to lean towards the Saints only because I love the experience Drew Brees brings into big games.

No worries, according to Quinn, who installed most of the game plan on Wednesday, when Ryan returned.

The most obvious topic for this column is the Eagles and their playoff chances, and one would think there would be plenty to say on that subject.

The Atlanta Falcons went into Los Angeles and stopped the explosive Rams pairing of Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.

They go into Philly as the straight up favourite despite being the six seed.

It takes a while for players to get over something like that, but Pederson said spirited practices convinced him they've done it. This is Foles' fourth start.

Foles' job could be a bit trickier than he's letting on this week. "Basically, get out of your own head and play the game you know how to play".

Nick Foles will start in his first playoff game since 2013. The last time they met in the playoffs was in the 2004 NFC Championship Game. But in order for that to happen, Foles is going to need plenty of help from his teammates on offense, including these three players who need to step up the most.

Loading the box and shutting down the run and playing man across the board forcing Foles and his receivers to make plays to beat you is what the Falcons nearly certainly will do for the start of Saturday's game. "He's a huge threat against whatever defense we face". You can't expect to have guys free. That is where just continue to build that rhythm, build that relationship.

Agholor is also a key offensive piece. He averaged 5.8 yards per rush overall with the Eagles in 2017, the second-best mark among running backs since Week 9, when he joined the team (Alvin Kamara, 6.2).

As for Wentz, his moment is over ... and more formally than ever. They have connected on 16 of 22 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown since Foles took over as the starter.

Meanwhile, the Falcons will counter with quarterback Matt Ryan, who has the third-best career postseason passer rating in National Football League history (102.4) and guided the franchise to its second Super Bowl appearance last season. Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant proved again last week that they are one of the better cornerback tandems in the NFL. The Patriots are even worse than that as they rank one spot from the bottom at No. 31. The combination of Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount should be a big feature of the Eagles' offense this week.

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