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Philadelphia 7 0 3 14 24
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Falcons, Eagles could be winging it

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Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles

  1. The Falcons have won three straight meetings against the Eagles with Atlanta overcoming fourth-quarter deficits in two of the wins. All-time the series is fairly even, with the Falcons having 13 wins, the Eagles 15 wins, and one tie in 29 regular-season games.
  2. The Falcons won at Tampa Bay, 43-28, last week to improve to 6-3. Atlanta has scored 305 points and gained 3863 yards on the season, both franchise bests through nine games.
  3. The Eagles lost at the Giants, 28-23, in Week 9 to fall to 4-4. Philadelphia is 4-0 in games decided by double digits and 0-4 in games decided by single digits this season.
  4. Just nine games into the season (with seven to play), the Falcons have five wins when allowing 28 or more points. This ties a full season NFL record for wins when allowing at least 28 points (also held by the 2000 St. Louis Rams).
  5. Julio Jones, who will be playing his 75th career NFL game on Sunday, has 465 career receptions. No player in NFL history has more receptions in his first 75 career games. Prior to Jones, the record was 462 catches through 75 games by Anquan Boldin.
  6. Carson Wentz broke the Eagles franchise record for passing yards by a quarterback in his rookie season last week. Wentz now has 1890 passing yards in 2016, besting the previous mark of 1699 yards by Nick Foles in 2012.
Team Comparison

Atlanta
 
Philadelphia
33.9 Points 25.3
331.1 Pass Yds 236.3
114.2 Rush Yds 107.8
10 Takeaways 15

The Philadelphia Eagles got off to a surprising start, but they have since lost three of four and head into a season-defining stretch against a string of playoff contenders, beginning Sunday with a home game against the explosive Atlanta Falcons.

Little was expected from the Eagles after an offseason that saw a coaching change and the exodus of their presumed starting quarterback and top running back. But Philadelphia raced out to a 3-0 start behind savvy rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and an opportunistic, aggressive defense.

Wentz and the Eagles cooled off the past two weeks, though, and dropped division games on the road to the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants in back-to-back weeks.

"We still are -- and I truly believe that -- we're still a good football team," Eagles first-year coach Doug Pederson said.

That will be tested against the Falcons (6-3), who, led by quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones, boast the highest-scoring offense in the NFL, averaging 33.9 points. Ryan, who grew up around the Philadelphia area, is having an MVP-caliber season, completing 69.3 percent of his throws with 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

"It's always fun to get back up there and play," Ryan said. "We'll be ready to go. It'll be nice to have some family and friends up there. But once we start playing, it's like any other week. You just get into it and try to play your best."

Jones is averaging 19.0 yards per catch and has five touchdowns. But there's much more to the Falcons' attack than Ryan and Jones. Receiver Mohamed Sanu has 37 catches, including three touchdowns, and running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are both receiving threats out of the backfield. Coleman is out with a hamstring injury this week.

"(Ryan's) not always having to look for Julio (Jones)," Pederson told reporters. "He's got other weapons on that offense that he's utilizing and that's what's making that offense explosive right now."

The Eagles' pass defense ranks sixth in the league, allowing 218 yards through the air per game. Starting corner Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will play this week.

The Falcons also have injury concerns in their secondary, but they received good news this week when a second look at star cornerback Desmond Trufant's left shoulder produced optimism about the Pro Bowler's availability. Trufant, who injured the shoulder in last Thursday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, did not practice Wednesday but was not listed on Friday's injury report.

"The good news for us, from the second opinion, everything went well," Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said."

Second-year defensive back Jalen Collins, who was suspended for the first four games of the regular season after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, is available if Trufant struggles.

The Falcons will be without veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney, who is battling a quad injury.

Atlanta has played well on the road, going 4-1 away from home this season. Quinn, who is in his second season with the Falcons, credits the team's preparation process for its success away from home.

"We love the process that we go through to get ready," Quinn told reporters. "Whether we're home, away, night, day, West Coast, East Coast, we know we have a responsibility to get ready."

The Eagles are 3-0 at home this season, including wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Wentz, a first-round draft pick out of North Dakota State, has exceeded expectations but has not been able to produce big plays in the passing game as of late. He threw two interceptions without a touchdown in last week's loss at the Giants.

"He's learning the speed of the game and learning that each game is different, unique and has its own set of circumstances," Pederson said of the rookie. "I also think he realizes how hard it is to win in the NFL, and when you do win, how rewarding it is due to the preparation that goes into the week.

"One thing he has done well is (taking care of) the things that we've asked him to do in managing our offense during the game. He's handled it extremely well."

Updated November 11, 2016

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