Ajayi inspires Eagles to winning start against Falcons
Ajayi inspires Eagles to winning start against Falcons
Defending champion Philadelphia Eagles booed off their home field to end first half of season opener
10 September, 2018, 10:32
A 21-yard rush on a nifty trap play by Corey Clement moved the Eagles inside the Falcons' 15-yard line, setting up Ajayi's winning score.
There will be a lot of pressure on Matt Ryan. Ryan and company host the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. "We're really good at what we do, and we detail every small thing", Jenkins said. Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins addressed the joyous crowd, with fans on the field behind him and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie with the Lombardi trophy in hand beside him.
The defence fed off that energy with a strong goal-line stand on the opening series, stopping the Falcons three times at the 1. Tonight that will be the difference in the game. We just do our jobs and trust our matchups.
They did it again at the end.
Atlanta regained the lead through a Tevin Coleman, run but the Eagles responded with Ajayi's second and held on despite some fierce late pressure. A 9-yard, third-down pass to Darren Sproles picked up one first down.
It's a week for road teams, as we're going to back Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle. Instead, he reached into the Patriots' bag of tricks and stole the exact same play the Patriots ran against them in the Super Bowl. In fact, ever since I learned that Nick Foles was going to be the starter, and that Wentz was still recovering, my confidence shot sky high. But it's also a thrill when we begin a season with no idea how it will turn out.
With 7:41 remaining in the third quarter and the Eagles trailing 6-3, they were in need of a jump-start.
So what did his right tackle, who isn't exempt from blame for their offensive struggles, have to say for himself after the game?
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Jenkins and defensive end Michael Bennett were on the sideline when the national anthem was played and made no overt demonstrations while it was played. It's the one that ended with a Tom Brady drop. He wandered behind teammates near the bench and adjusted his equipment this time.
The first half of the game was a slog, with both teams failing to produce a touchdown.
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They wanted to bounce back after their difficulties at the World Cup . "To do that we've got to improve in every area". Who do you think will win this clash tonight? We've heard it's going to be a sell-out and that's what we want.
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