Falcons-Eagles: Atlanta Travels to Philadelphia in Matchup of Division Leaders

October 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons have not won in Philadelphia since 1988 and have never won at Lincoln Financial Field.
They have also lost three straight to the Eagles and four out of the last five, including the playoffs.
If there were ever a time to break this trend, it would appear to be this game.
Philadelphia's defense has not been able to stop the run this year, giving up 125.8 yards per game, 24th in the NFL, not good when you're going against the second-best rushing team in the league.
The Falcons are averaging 148.8 rushing yards a game, behind only the New York Jets.  Their closest competitor in the NFC is Minnesota with 131.5 rushing yards per game, ninth overall.
On the bright side for the Eagles, they have the seventh-best scoring offense in the league with 24.4 points a game, although the Falcons have the second-best scoring defense, giving up just 14 points a contest and trailing only Pittsburgh.
Something will have to give in that department.

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