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Doug Pederson knows he doesn't have a game-changing quarterback.

Three field goals from Jake Elliott and a solid defensive effort would secure 15-10 victory for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons.

"Part of our success this season has been the balance, balance of run and pass".

It was nearly like payback for all the chances the Falcons had had to take and hold a lead or to slow or stop the Eagles, but let get away. Predictably, it didn't go well, and that was the game. Atlanta has been hot, especially defensively.

"It just didn't work out", Ryan said of the final play during his post-game press conference, "and that's disappointing". LeGarrette Blount ended up doing the honors on the next play to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead (the extra point was missed). No matter how good the defense played, if the offense couldn't score, the team was in trouble. The production drop-off that ensued wasn't all that shocking, and through a quarter on Saturday, it was predictable and borderline frustrating to watch. "We're just going to keep fighting".

More importantly, it took Foles out of the precarious position of playmaker and shifted him into the role of game manager.

And even without quarterback Carson Wentz. On Saturday, it worked well.


"It was great for momentum", Foles said. "We always talk about that. We pulled him up and made him make a bad throw to finish the game". "Getting the ball out of his hand, finding the open receiver and did a really nice job executing the gameplan". The numbers don't show it, but the tape does.

Philadelphia's defense limited Atlanta to 281 total yards on the day, which included shutting down starting running back Devonta Freeman to the tune of seven rushing yards on 10 carries. It's hard to imagine winning another playoff game by scoring just one touchdown, but it's obvious Pederson, Foles and the rest of the Eagles offense have figured out how to put together a gameplan that capitalizes on the quarterback's strengths and that's something the Birds will need if they want to be playing in Minneapolis in a few weeks. The Eagles accumulated 334 yards, sacking Foles just one time. James White caught a touchdown pass and ran for another, and Danny Amendola had 11 catches for 112 yards. The ball bounced off Neal and into Torrey Smith's hands, who did his best Franco Harris impression to bring the ball to midfield.

Thanks to Foles doing just enough to get by on offense after completing 23 of 30 passes for 246 yards with no turnovers, Philadelphia was able to prove all of the doubters wrong by hanging on for the tough win against Atlanta to advance to the NFC Championship to face the victor of Sunday's game between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.

"We gonna eat that falcon", said one fan. Nobody has given us a chance.

"It was a tough game for us", Quinn said, "and as we go through, we will go back and assess everything we have done". We're 13-3, best record in football, home-field advantage throughout.

Now, they have a chance to see if this offseason is as miserable, or motivational, or exasperating, as the last one.

"It's a little nerve wracking, really", said one young fan.

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