Eagles Use Patriots' Verision Of 'Philly Special' Against Falcons

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will battle the Houston Texans in Week 1 of the season

Thursday's game against the Atlanta Falcons may not have looked like the best game on paper, but when seeing how it still resulted in the Philadelphia Eagles escaping with the 18-12 win to start off 2018 on a hot note, this is all that really matters the most.

"This was a hard-fought win", Foles said of the rematch of last season's NFC semi-final.

Burton played two seasons with the Eagles and ended his stint in Philly with a bang. We also fold in opponent-adjusted PFF grades into our machine-learning algorithm to factor in roster changes and possible asymmetric mismatches that can occur through the course of a game.

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Against the Falcons, Corey Clement took the snap, flipped the ball to Nelson Agholor on a reverse and the receiver lofted a throw to Foles that gained 15 yards.

The Falcons were held to 299 total yards, including 74 rushing.

The defense is loaded with talent, has another year in Schwartz's system under its belt, and now carries additional wisdom gained through its Super Bowl run. Tre Sullivan kicked a loose ball on a punt and the Falcons recovered the fumble at the Eagles 32. "I think with the additions of [DT] Haloti Ngata, [DE] Michael Bennett, [DE] Derek Barnett in his second year, [DE] Chris Long, I think having everybody on that D-line, on that rotating basis, keeps guys fresh and keeps a little pressure off of Fletcher just a little bit".

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) moves out to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Three plays for Devonta Freeman that went for no gain, an incomplete pass and a one yard loss spelled trouble for the Falcons offense.

National Football League legends and former Eagles will be in attendance and fans will have a chance to take photos with the Lombardi Trophy and see the full collection of 52 Super Bowl Rings.

This new version of the "Philly Special" was one of the more exciting parts of a sloppy game. However, collectively, their will broke down toward the end of the game.

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