Atlanta Falcons beat Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday Night Football
Julio Jones has been Atlanta’s Sunday night hero, racking up 106 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Falcons beat Philadelphia 24-20.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan place three interceptions supporting him to come good down the stretch and essential join with Jones with just over two minutes remaining fourth-and-3.
Philadelphia had looked perfectly positioned when quarterback Carson Wentz scored to a 1-yard touchdown dive to maintain a victory.
That capped a 13-play, 73-yard drive that showcased a Zach Ertz two-point conversion pass to give the Eagles a 20-17 lead with 3:13 left to the clock.
However, Ryan shook off some rust in the opening three quarters, finishing 27 of 43 effort for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns, three interceptions) came through with his very own heroics, along with his favourite goal Jones helping to seal the win.
Jones had five receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning receiver display that saw him sprint more than half of the field to get the final evaluation that is pivotal.
Victory means that the Falcons improve to 1-1, and guarantees that the fall to the record. But after Wentz’d lad a drive to the Atlanta lineup where Ertz was held on fourth-and-8 with 38 seconds left.
Wentz, that took a shot to the ribs and spent time throughout the first half in concussion protocol, was 25 of 43 for 231 yards with 2 interceptions and a touchdown. He spent the majority of the match with no his two top receivers Alshon Jeffery (calf) and DeSean Jackson (groin), who abandoned in the first half with injuries.
Calvin Ridley grabbed eight passes for 105 yards with a touchdown for the Falcons, who went 3-0 up with a 50-yard field goal from Matt Bryant at the 9:28 mark of the quarter.
It was tied by philadelphia at the second quarter on Jake Elliott’s 34-yard field goal ahead of the Falcons took control thanks to Desmond Trufant picked Wentz for its next moment off. Five plays Ryan hooked up with a jump Ridley for a touchdown link to make it 10-3 half-time that was approaching.
Veteran Eagles backup quarterback Josh McCown began the Eagles’ final drive of the first half while Wentz got them into the Atlanta zone and had been in concussion protocol.
Wentz returned, but Philadelphia settled for Elliott’s 41-yard field goal. Matters got worse for the Eagles out of halftime since Corey Clement fumbled the kickoff, which Atlanta recovered in the people’ 33.
Three plays later, Ryan saw Jones to get a 4-yard touchdown pass to make it 17-6.
Ronald Darby intercepted Ryan in Falcons’ land, and Philadelphia went to it on fourth down from the lineup. Wentz drilled a bullet to Nelson Agholor (eight receptions, 107 yards) for the touchdown.
It stayed 17-12 after Wentz failed on the 2-point try with – and that was it before the late drama that saw the teams trade overdue touchdowns that assured the hosts had their first win of this year
The next weekend Atlanta are in the road when they travel to Indianapolis (1-1) at 6pm while in Week Four that the Falcons are back at home when they host the Tennessee Titans (6pm).
Meanwhile Philadelphia will be back in the home when they host the Detroit Lions (1-0-1) in one of eight 6pm kick-offs next weekend and in Week Four it is a quick turnaround as they journey to Green Bay for its Thursday Night Football (1.20am).
Week Two finishes on Monday using policy on Sky Sports Action, Cleveland’s visit to New York Jets and Main Event from 1am
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