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    Eagles 18 Falcons 12

    I watched the whole thing, it was a close game and entertaining.

    I am so glad the NFL is back.
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    Ugly start. Sloppy play. Officials dominating the flow of the game. But it was an entertaining ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Ugly start. Sloppy play. Officials dominating the flow of the game. But it was an entertaining ending.
    I agree it really got good at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Ugly start. Sloppy play. Officials dominating the flow of the game. But it was an entertaining ending.
    I blame the players. You want less practice and contact, the play is sloppier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I blame the players. You want less practice and contact, the play is sloppier.
    The sloppy play in this game wasn’t related to lack of contact during practice. I suppose you could argue they don’t practice enough, but they’ve had 6 weeks of practice, not to mention the stuff they do in the offseason.

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    Didn't watch a second, and looks like it's a good thing I didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Didn't watch a second, and looks like it's a good thing I didn't.
    The first half was kind of rough. The second half was very entertaining. A couple lead changes, some big defensive plays, and the Falcons had 5 plays inside the 10 with 20 seconds left to win the game.

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    That game was just bad football all around. The Falcons should have won that game by 2 touchdowns. The Eagles won’t make the playoffs this year unless Carson Wentz comes back and sets the world on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    That game was just bad football all around. The Falcons should have won that game by 2 touchdowns. The Eagles won’t make the playoffs this year unless Carson Wentz comes back and sets the world on fire.
    Not sure when Carson is set to return. Nor am I sure if the Eagles know. Last night Nick Foles turned back into Nick Foles. While you can argue the Falcons should have won, they are exactly the same team as they were last season, struggling to cash it in near the goal line. The Philly D should carry them and I believe they have enough balance and depth to make some noise.

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    One takeaway for me is the defensive lines for both teams seemed to dominate the opposing offensive lines. These are two teams that many are picking to make it to the Super Bowl and both their offensive lines are highly regarded. Yet the QB's were under pressure all night long. What has happened to offensive line play in the NFL?

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    Was the scoring all field goals? I saw only the first half (or parts anyway) and it was all FGs as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    Was the scoring all field goals? I saw only the first half (or parts anyway) and it was all FGs as I recall.
    No. Atlanta missed an extra point and Philly scored two TDs (and converted a two point conversion).

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    Edit. See bugatti above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    One takeaway for me is the defensive lines for both teams seemed to dominate the opposing offensive lines. These are two teams that many are picking to make it to the Super Bowl and both their offensive lines are highly regarded. Yet the QB's were under pressure all night long. What has happened to offensive line play in the NFL?
    Again, they seldom play until opening night. That was Jason Peters first live snaps since his ACL injury last fall.

    Both front sevens are really good though, and defenses are often ahead of offenses early in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    One takeaway for me is the defensive lines for both teams seemed to dominate the opposing offensive lines. These are two teams that many are picking to make it to the Super Bowl and both their offensive lines are highly regarded. Yet the QB's were under pressure all night long. What has happened to offensive line play in the NFL?
    Atlanta ran a ton of empty sets and the Eagles would bring 6 guys and they couldn't adjust. It doesn't matter how good your o line is if you don't have enough guys to block.

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