Another Philly Special: Eagles outlast Falcons in NFL opener

NFL Season Opener: Twitter Reacts To Falcons' Loss To The Eagles

Down to the final play and the game on the line, the Falcons ran the same exact play they did a year ago in the playoffs; a pass to Julio Jones, who ended up catching the pass but was pushed out of bounds, ultimately running out the clock & ending the game 18-12.

The Eagles kicked off the 2018 National Football League season with an ugly 18-12 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Philly, and they took a play from New England's Super Bowl LII playbook to spark their offense.

It wasn't pretty, but the champs opened their title defense with the 18-12 win. Tom Brady couldn't catch Danny Amendola's pass on a third-and-5 in the second quarter, which would have been a big gain for New England - if not a touchdown.

But in case there wasn't enough proof you'd seen the Patriots fail to pull this off before, Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson removed all doubt, and let people know exactly how he felt in the process.

Ajayi also scored on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter, after the drive was extended by a 15-yard reception by Nick Foles on a variant of the famous "Philly Special" to convert a third-and-5.

"I went over there and talked to him and said, 'This might be a good time, '" Foles said of head coach Doug Pederson. "I'm just focused on what I want to do, and be a great football player for this team and be a good example in the locker room, provide great leadership".

The Falcons were able to move the ball well in between the sticks but once they reached the red zone, it seemed as though nothing would work.

Isolate the audience served up by crown jewel of NBC's scripted lineup (11.1 million viewers, "This Is Us") and the NFL Kickoff game improved on that drama's season average by 71 percent.

"On the fourth-down play I thought we got beat at the point of attack, on the first try in our goal-line play on fourth-down-and-1", Quinn said. He called it. It was the right time again.

If the Eagles need any help at receiver once Wentz is cleared to play after knee surgery last December, Foles is ready to go.

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