Roundtable Predictions: Falcons @ Eagles NFC Divisional Round

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Running back Devonta Freeman cuts to the outside against the Saints (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

The Atlanta Falcons have a chance to get to their 3rd NFC Championship game in 6 years.

Despite struggling to find any sort of consistency for most of the season the Atlanta Falcons found their way to 10-6 and to the Playoffs as the 6 seed. After “upsetting” the 3 seed LA Rams last weekend they now head to Philly. The Falcons are actually favored this weekend as the Eagles are without starting QB Carson Wentz.

Here’s a look at how our staff at ATLSportsHQ think it will go down.

Phil | @_ATLPhil

Over the past few weeks, the Falcons Defense has been on fire. I look for that trend to continue this Saturday. With the Eagles minus starting QB Carson Wentz they will struggle to find their way on Offense. Atlanta can not afford to let Philly hang around in this game however. As Atlanta has shown this years, they have a tendency to let lesser teams hang around and even beat them (Buffalo, Miami). However after a slow first half, I see the Falcons completely shutting down the Nick Foles led group as well as getting into the End Zone a few times. Falcons 30 Eagles 10 and a trip back to the NFCCG.

Ryan | @StrokeGame24

I believe the Atlanta Falcons can win with a score 28-14. I’m not really convinced that the Philadelphia Eagles can win a playoff game without their star QB, Carson Wentz. The Falcons have experience and the Eagles are playing in the playoffs for the first time since 2014. They had a good year, but without Carson Wentz, I can’t trust them.

Elijah | @lilmuggy 

Blowout 27-0. The Falcons are playoff ready and looking better than they have all season. The path for them is clear to the Super Bowl. Julio Jones is locked in, Matt Ryan is continuing to play at an elite level, Freeman has found his step from early last season again and Coleman is right there ready to reciprocate any and everything he does. On the defensive end, our guys are growing up fast and it’s showing in these last few games. Huge plays were made by the defense to take home those Ws. Interceptions, sacks, deflections, tackles, they’ve been doing it all and show no signs of stopping. Oh and Matt Bryant . The Eagles haven’t been in this position in a very long time. They’re simply not ready for this Super Bowl caliber level of play. They’ve been great this season, but they Falcons are catching their stride at the right time.

Brett | @Bret_A27 

The Falcons seem to be putting it all together at the right time. The Eagles, even without Wentz, are still a dangerous team, especially in Philly. However, the Eagles offense no doubt has lost a step or two without Wentz. I believe the Falcons stack the box defensively and force Foles to beat them. Offensively, the Falcons I feel will need to stretch out the athletic defense of the Eagles. Even in a loss in their last game, they held a good Cowboys offense to 6 points. Ultimately, I think the Falcons do get a big play or two through the air and get the run game going. I expect a close game but the Falcons get a late TD to ice the game. Falcons 24-13.

Daric | @DClemens34_

Falcons 33-14. With the offense still struggling to be consistent this year, the playoffs is the best time to get it back on a roll. Eagles come into this game off a bye week being the number one seed in the NFC but are missing MVP candidate Carson Wentz. With the Falcons defense looking the best they have in years don’t be surprised if they cause a lot of trouble for backup Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles and their offense. Falcons have the talent and experience to win this game comfortably but can they put it all together to knock off the top NFC team?

Jackson | @tdjs_network

I think Philly is a better all around team than Atlanta, but not having Wentz really hurts them. Atlanta is coming off a big road playoff win and they have all the confidence in the world right now. I think it will be close, but Atlanta will find a way to squeak out a win. Falcons 21 Eagles 17.

 

Falcons fans, as you can see our writers are pretty confident about this game. How do you feel? Let us know in the comments section!

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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