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The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all periods EST):

5: 25 p. mirielle.

LeGarrette Blount ran in the 1 on fourth down to provide the Eagles a 6-3 lead earlier in the second quarter.

Wide recipient Nelson Agholor ran 21 back yards on an inside counter on third-and-3 to the Falcons 3.

Nick Foles recovered a fumble two performs later and initially had a landing, but then a review showed he had been down at the 1 .

Blount got a pitch and scored at the next play. Jake Elliott strike the left upright on the additional point.

The 86-yard drive had taken 14 plays and 6: forty-four.

– Rob Maaddi reporting within Philadelphia.

4: 47 g. m.

Matt Bryant kicked the 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Silver eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession.

Nick Foles underthrew Torrey Smith on the 1st play from scrimmage but John Poole was called for a 42-yard pass interference penalty to put the particular Eagles at the Atlanta 33.

Ricardo Allen forced Ajayi to fumble on the next play and Shiny Ryan drove the Falcons fifty nine yards into field-goal range. It had been Ajayi’s second fumble in 2 games.

– Rob Maaddi confirming in Philadelphia.

3: forty five p. m.

The NFL divisional playoffs kick off Saturday with a doubleheader starting in Philadelphia where the Silver eagles (13-3) are the first No . one seed to enter their initial postseason game as an underdog contrary to the Atlanta Falcons.

The sixth-seeded Falcons (11-6) beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 in a wild-card game a week ago, slightly erasing the sting of the Super Bowl loss to Brand new England. Atlanta is a 3-point preferred because Philadelphia is missing MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Nick Foles makes his fourth start.

The particular nightcap features the AFC’s best seed, the New England Patriots (13-3), and the No . 5 seed Gambling (10-7) at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

In case Philadelphia wins, it will host the brand new Orleans-Minnesota winner next Sunday. In the event that Atlanta wins, it will play the particular NFC championship game on the road in the Saints or Vikings.

The Titans-Patriots winner will play the Jaguars-Steelers champion next Sunday in the AFC name game.

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