Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Foles shows off catching skills, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12

Foles shows off catching skills, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12

The mostly lacklustre affair ended with a defensive stand by Philadelphia as the Falcons had a chance to win the game on the last play. Now that Week 1 is officially in the books for Philadelphia, here are four key takeaways that stick out the most from the team's win over Atlanta on Thursday. Everyone in the building knowing the ball was going to Julio Jones in the end zone.

Moments later, led by veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins, the Eagles ran onto the field to another rousing ovation.

On Thursday night the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in the opening game of the 2018 National Football League season.

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The Falcons are seeking revenge for the play-off defeat they suffered to Philadelphia last time out and will hope to extend their strong record in season openers.

But early in the second Nelson Agholor found Nick Foles for a 15-yard gain ahead of Ajayi's first touchdown. However the officials ruled he didn't have possession, an arguably dubious verdict that was upheld when Falcons coach Dan Quinn challenged it. That included Lurie, Rubin and a number of notable Eagles players.

Other events include a performance by Shawn Mendes, and a ticket giveaway for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

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Then again, maybe Agholor's task wasn't as hard as it looked.

He appeared to resurrect one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl history by dialing up a fresh take on the Philly Special.

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It was the most excitement for a while on a hot, muggy night that seemed more like an August preseason game than a playoff rematch. And here's where it's worth noting that both plays happened on third-and-5. He stayed in the tunnel for the last three weeks. He wandered behind teammates near the bench and adjusted his equipment this time. However, collectively, their will broke down toward the end of the game. Wide receiver Mack Hollins was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury hours before the game.

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