Eagles Bring Out 'Underdog Mask' After beating Falcons

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Despite being three-point underdogs as the No. 1 seed, the Eagles showed moxie. They let the Eagles and Foles convert several big third downs and were outplayed in the trenches.

Rather than play down to expectations, they appeared determined to prove the doubters and the oddsmakers wrong-and they did.

The offense did just enough, with Nick Foles actually outplaying Ryan. The best players seem to separate themselves during the postseason and Cox was clearly the best player on the field yesterday. "Since that point, no one's given us a chance", Eagles coach Doug Pederson coach, referring to the QB's December 10 ACL tear.

On the eye test, Foles' performance did not match his stat line, particularly in the first half. The Falcons scored all 10 of their points off those turnovers, but Jim Schwartz's crew pitched a shutout otherwise. A botched hand-off early in the second quarter led to another fumble. "We just have to make them come to life".

It was initially ruled a touchdown, but the call was overturned upon review.

Sure, the rest of the game plays out differently if the score is different, but pretending a swing like that doesn't bite you somewhere in the end is foolish.

Lane Johnson walked off the field wearing a dog mask while teammates barked after the Philadelphia Eagles squeaked out an upset to move within one victory of the Super Bowl.

Foles overthrows Zach Ertz over the middle and the ball bounces off the knee of Falcons safety Keanu Neal before landing safely in the arms of Smith, who lunges forward to midfield. The previous week, when Wentz was hurt in Los Angeles, Foles was 6-for-10 for 42 yards.

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Foles heated up after a poor first half, but the Eagles settled for field goals after two long drives in the second half. That's what we thought was the best play to go win the game.

The Falcons high-powered offense was held in check throughout the game, scoring only after Eagles mistakes that gave them excellent field position.

Getting the ball out of Foles' hand is key to the offensive's rhythm, flow and success, and it's also code for Pederson saying he doesn't want the Eagles relying on Foles' arm. "We're certainly disappointed that we didn't go further and get the job done, but next year's a different year".

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan rolled to his right side. It just didn't work out and that's disappointing.

That was exemplified against the Eagles (14-3), who like the Falcons sputtered in the red zone. On the evening, he was 23 of 30 for 246 yards, 0 TDs, and 0 INTs.

Quickly, E-A-G-L-E-S was being chanted throughout as fans reveled in their teams' first NFC Championship game appearance since 2009, making it one step closer to that ever elusive first Super Bowl Championship. Philadelphia ended up with a 4:06 advantage in time of possession.

The Birds can now enjoy their Sunday, and watch the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings duel it out for the right to come to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

With Wentz, the Eagles might have routed the Falcons early or pulled away late.

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