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Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles Open Thread



It seems like a year since the Falcons last played a game, but blissfully we're back on the schedule today. The Falcons have beaten teams (Packers, Bears) who are arguably better than the Eagles, but their blitz packages and passing game will provide unseen challenges for our young Birds.

So gather here, you Sunday warriors, and help carry us to victory. Join me after the jump for what I definitely hope will be a good game.

Who? Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. ET

Where? Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weather? Sunny!

Fun Fact? The Eagles will have Brian Westbrook back, which makes the Falcons' jobs infinitely tougher. Stopping the pass-catching back will require a superlative effort from the D; let's hope they've got it.

Oh, that wasn't fun. I'm no good at this.

Injuries? LT Sam Baker, CBs Brent Grimes and David Irons, and DT Grady Jackson are all questionable; with the exception of Irons, we need all those guys out there. A few more probables, but nobody I don't expect to play. The Eagles will be without G Shawn Andrews and possibly WR Reggie Brown, but Westbrook is back.

Odds? Philly over Atlanta, 9.0, Over/Under 45

Foe? Our good friend JasonB of Bleeding Green Nation, the nation--nay, the world's!--finest source of all things Iggles. Be sure to give the site a visit today.

GO FALCONS! Let's shoot down these Eagles!