Saturday, January 13, 2018

NFL Playoffs: Falcons Continue Quest Against Eagles

NFL PLayoffs Divisional Round

Top Seeded Eagles Host Falcons in Frigid Philly in NFL Playoffs

The Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles will meet in the NFL Playoffs on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. This NFC Divisional Round matchup will kickoff at 4:35 pm EST and NBC will have the broadcast.

Oddsmakers opened the Falcons as -2.5-point favorites versus the Eagles, while the game's total opened at 44. The spread has dropped back to Falcons -2.5 after moving to 3 most of the week. The total has dropped to 40.5.

This will be the Eagles first playoff game in four years, and it will be a tough one. They are facing the reigning NFC Champions who are finally playing pretty good football and are healthy. That can't be said for the Eagles.

The Eagles lost quarterback Carson Wentz down the stretch but still managed to finish 13-3 and earn the No. 1 seed. Nick Foles took over for the MVP candidate after the injury. Foles was the quarterback back in 2013 when the Eagles fell to the New Orleans Saints 26-24.

The Falcons received the final playoff spot in the NFC. They promptly traveled to the West Coast and whipped the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 in the wild-card round.

Eagles Offense Can't Sputter in NFL Playoffs

Philadelphia is the first No. 1 seed to open as an underdog in the playoffs. The offense sputtered under Foles with a 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders and a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dallas Cowboys. They failed to cover the +3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (6) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Foles was 4 of 11 for 39 yards and an interception against the Cowboys. He struggled to throw the ball downfield. Third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld was 19 of 23 for 134 yards. The Eagles have made it crystal clear that Foles is the starter.

Falcons Look Like Contenders in the NFL Playoffs

Atlanta was a 26-13 winner in its last match on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. They covered the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 39 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Falcons finished the regular season at 10-6. They are preparing for their second road playoff game. Quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones both missed practice Tuesday but are expected to start on Saturday. Ryan missed for personal reasons and is 100% prepared and ready for the game.

Ryan was 21 of 30 for 218 yards and a touchdown in the 13-point win over the Rams. It was his first road playoff win in three starts.

Ryan led Atlanta to the Super Bowl last season that ended in a heartbreaking overtime loss to the New England Patriots.

The Falcons forced a pair of huge fumbles last week.  They turned them into 10 points. Kicker Matt Bryant also booted four field goals.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away

Power Stats

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Team Records

Atlanta Falcons

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf10-35-15-28-55-13-424.0818.625.46
vs Div1-20-01-20-30-00-318.0021.33-3.33
Last 32-11-01-12-11-01-120.3315.335.00

Philadelphia Eagles

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf10-25-15-18-44-24-228.4217.5810.84
vs Div3-00-03-02-10-02-133.6718.3315.34
Last 32-11-11-00-30-20-117.6715.002.67

NFL Playoffs Supergrid

Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense22.291318.444
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense246.339211.1312
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense112.11969.502
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense28.56319.298
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense205.8823224.7815
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense134.387113.6714

Head To Head Summary


Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 13, 2016ATLPHI15-244825530312072214281
Sep 14, 2015PHIATL24-266333639921052903952
Oct 28, 2012ATLPHI30-171462463920921782700
Sep 18, 2011PHIATL31-3513331444731381803182
Oct 17, 2010ATLPHI17-316522829321543204741
Dec 6, 2009PHIATL34-71032773800612342953
Oct 26, 2008ATLPHI14-277725833531922404321
Dec 31, 2006ATLPHI17-241592193781433503931
Sep 12, 2005PHIATL10-145125030132001193193
Jan 23, 2005ATLPHI10-279910320211561703260

NFL Playoffs Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Falcons

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jan 6, 2018LAR26-13W6/48W/U124198322115246361-2A
Dec 31, 2017CAR22-10W-5/44.5W/U6031137187161248-3H
Dec 24, 2017NO13-23L5/51L/U67264331862293151A
Dec 18, 2017TB24-21W-7/49.5L/U20120941084289373-1A
Dec 7, 2017NO20-17W-2.5/51.5W/U132211343502563062H

Philadelphia Eagles

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 31, 2017DAL0-6L3.5/40L/U701492191291723011H
Dec 25, 2017OAK19-10W-10/46L/U78138216137137274-3H
Dec 17, 2017NYG34-29W-7.5/40.5L/O10823334175429504-1A
Dec 10, 2017LAR43-35W-1/47W/O139316455109198307-1A
Dec 3, 2017SEA10-24L-3.5/46.5L/U983274251012093102A

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