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Sport Philadelphia Eagles see off Atlanta Falcons to book NFC Championship game

09:05  14 january  2018
09:05  14 january  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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With Nick Foles engineering several long drives, Jake Elliott converting three field goals, and the defense getting stingy in the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC Championship Game with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.

Nick Foles played well in the second half, and the Philadelphia Eagles ’ defense held off the Atlanta Falcons in the waning moments to advance to the NFC title game following a 15-10 victory. The top-seeded Eagles will host the championship game at Lincoln Financial Field next Sunday against

Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Mills, 31, and Brandon Graham, 55, celebrate (AP): Falcons Eagles Football © AP/PA photowire service Falcons Eagles Football

The Philadelphia Eagles' defence held firm late in the game as they booked their place in the NFC Championship game after beating last season's Super Bowl finalists the Atlanta Falcons 15-10.

The two sides shared a pair of touchdowns and field goals in the first half - but a missed extra point gave the Falcons a 10-9 lead going into the second half.

Jake Elliott would atone for his miss with a pair of field goals from 37 and 21 yards in the second half.

Atlanta had given themselves a lifeline when Matt Ryan found Julio Jones with less than four minutes to play.

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Fly Eagles Fly. With the wind and against it. With Nick Foles engineering several long drives, Jake Elliott converting three field goals, and the defence getting stingy in the tightest spot, Philadelphia moved into the NFC championship game with a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.

The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles meet Saturday in the NFL NFC Divisional Playoffs at Lincoln Financial Field . The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a wild card win over the Los Angeles Rams and hope to make back-to-back NFC Championship appearances.

The Falcons progressed to the Eagles' two-yard line but could not break through on fourth and goal - a pass to Jones slipped through his hands as Philadelphia took the game.

Meanwhile, the New England Patriots are heading to their seventh straight AFC Championship game after brushing aside the Tennessee Titans 35-14.

Marcus Mariota found Corey Davis for a 15-yard score in the first quarter, but the Patriots then scored five touchdowns on the bounce to put the game out of reach.

James White had one in the air and one on the ground within four second-quarter minutes, and Tom Brady hit Chris Hogan with a four-yard pass to give the Patriots a 21-7 half-time lead.

Brandon Bolden scored on a two-yard rush and Rob Gronkowski caught a four-yard pass from Brady, with Davis getting an 11-yard consolation touchdown with two minutes left to play.

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