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Aubrey Yates
January 13, 2018

"It wasn't no surprise that they could come back at any time".

"It was the turning point for myself a year ago, realizing what I could do better", Jones said as the Falcons prepare for a return to Philadelphia for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game. 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 performed poorly in his past two starts, and the Falcons are favored in Philadelphia. This will be exposed by the Falcons offence this week. However, a closer look at that game's stats might.

The Falcons have been here before. The Eagles have a lot to step up to in order to pull off this last chance for the Super Bowl. They have talent all over the park and showed last week they can beat anyone on their day.

Nick Foles needs to kill the noise surrounding the absence of Wentz.

"I just ended up with the Eagles, it was just one year too early", Humphrey said. The Falcons will win this one.

Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles will make his second playoff start against the Falcons. There is nothing this team can not do. Only two other teams had multiple players accomplish the feat.

Quarterback Tom Brady has had an extra week to nurse his shoulder injury. Calais Campbell has been a force at defensive end this season totaling 14.5 sacks, Telvin Smith is all over the place with 102 tackles and three interceptions.

Prediction: The Patriots have been here before and know exactly what it takes to win. The Falcons had finally won a playoff game. "There were college football games where I come from that had more enthusiasm than this city seems to have about this playoff game". Patriots win this 28-3. What an interesting statement about a man who took a team from a 9-7 season to a 13-3 season! Forget about all of the regular season struggles for the Falcons.

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The Key for the Jags is to play a long, grinding, low-scoring battle. RB Jay Ajayi had 873 yards rushing and one TD combined with Dolphins and Eagles. The players behind them may be suspect, most notably the secondary. So we have to look at it that way.

"I think having this time to self-scout. you realize, 'Hey, just go out there and play, '" he reflected as reported by Tim McManus on ESPN.com. What makes them so good at stopping the run? Steelers to win 35-0.

Saturday begins our march to the Super Bowl. Both teams lost in that endeavor. One of his best attributes was his pocket presence which he used to find escape lanes and run for big yards or work the QB scramble drill and find an open receiver down the field.

So Reese believes the Eagles fear the Saints more than the Falcons.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is an old head and has been here before.

It's not like the former Arizona star doesn't have playoff experience. How will they plan to contain him? The Eagles were 5-3 ATS at home this season.

However, on rare occasions, some teams have been able to slow him down this season.

Prediction: This game will be tight.

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