Tune in at 1:00 PM ET as the Falcons take on the Eagles. Kail Schofield will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another NFC showdown!
The undefeated Atlanta Falcons (wow, that sounds weird) take on the 3-3 Philadelphia Eagles!
Andy Reid is 13-0 coming off a bye week, and needs a huge performance out of his team, as they hang on the edge of the playoff hunt.
I am sitting in a room with two huge Vick fans... should be interesting to watch them squirm all day.
Plus, there is a new D Coordinator for the Falcons. Will they keep the same strategies? What wacky changes will take place?
@m33 there is a plate of those here at the breakfast table. mmmm...
A straw poll of today's winner: ATL 4 PHI 2
looks like a windy game today as Hurricane Sandy rolls in! everyone should anchor on to Andy Reid so they don't blow away.
PHI kicks off, and a knee is taken.
1st and 10 ATL, own 20 - handoff to Turner in the middle, he takes it to the 23
2nd and 7 ATL, own 23 - Ryan gets pressure and tries to throw it into the ground, and it's almost picked off! Incomplete!
3rd and 7 ATL, own 23 - Ryan finds Davis in the left flats, and he gets a first down!
1st and 10 ATL, own 37 - flags fly....false start...move it back!
1st and 15 ATL, own 32 - Turner to the left side, nothing there... loss of yards!
2nd and 17 ATL, own 30 - Turner with the ball again, and he gets back to the 37
3rd and 10 ATL, own 37 - Ryan rolls right, chased by the Eagles... can't find anyone and it's incomplete! Flag on the play...
Defensive holding! 5yds and 1st down!
1st and 10 ATL, own 42 - Rodgers in the game, he gets the ball thru the middle and up to the 47
2nd and 5 ATL, own 47 - another Rodger carry, into the pile and gets 2yds
3rd and 3 ATL, own 49 - bunch formation right, Jones finds a hole and settles down. Makes the catch for the first down!
1st and 10 ATL, PHI 40 - toss to Turner, he lowers his head and bangs for 6
2nd and 4 ATL, PHI 34 - Turner again, another rumble up the middle for 3yds. 3rd and short coming
3rd and 1 ATL, PHI 31 - Turner gets stuffed at the LOS but leans forward, and just gets the 1st down!
1st and 10 ATL, PHI 30 - Rodgers with the ball, tries bouncing outside to the right but is stopped for a gain of 1
2nd and 9 ATL, PHI 29 - Ryan finds Gonzalez crossing over the middle, catch for 11 and a 1st down!
1st and 10 ATL, PHI 18 - Rodgers again, tackled in the backfield for a loss of 2
2nd and 12 ATL, PHI 20 - Snelling gets the ball in the left flats, good pursuit by PHI and they keep the gain to 5
3rd and 7 ATL - toss to Davis in the right corner, wide open.....
looks like he kept both feet in!
6:16 to go 1q, ATL 7 PHI 0
not a great start for the Eagles. Nice composure shown by Ryan on several 3rd down conversions
16 plays, 80 yds, 8:44 gone on that opening drive