The game that you’ve been waiting for is nearly here. The Atlanta Falcons, fresh off an impressive road win against the Los Angeles Rams, will now face the NFC’s top seed. The Eagles, as we’ve noted one hundred and ten times, are down Carson Wentz, but they still have one of the best rosters in the conference. It’s going to be one hell of a game, and one that should highlighted by a pair of strong defenses.
I do think Atlanta can and will win this game, but underestimating Philadelphia would be a mistake. I’m hopeful the Falcons can keep it close and win it late if they can’t surprise us and blow this one out, because I badly want to see Atlanta crush that Super Bowl hangover narrative forever and make the push they need to win their first Lombardi Trophy. I’ll be watching with my usual blend of nerves and alcohol hoping for the win.
As always, you should use this as your open thread for the day, and we have key information and a tracker down below. Go Falcons!
#6 Atlanta Falcons @ #1 Philadelphia Eagles
What: NFC Divisional Round
Time: Saturday, January 13, 4:35 p.m. EST
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Channel: NBC
Streaming: Yahoo Sports app
Radio: 92.9 The Game
Odds: The Falcons are favored to win by a field goal
Prediction: Falcons win, 20-17
Key Questions: Will Matt Ryan remain upright this game in the face of tremendous pressure? Will the Eagles’ ground game find success against an improved Falcons run defense? Will Nick Foles ruin everything?
SB Nation Opposition Site: Bleeding Green Nation