The Latest Elliott Hits 2nd Fg To Give Eagles 12-10 Lead

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The Latest on the NFL playoffs on divisional weekend (all times EST):

6:55 p.m.

Jake Elliott kicked a 37-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 12-10 lead over the Falcons late in the third quarter.

Nick Foles completed three passes to Alshon Jeffery for 46 yards on the drive, including a 21-yard gain on third-and-8 to extend it.

— Rob Maaddi reporting in Philadelphia.

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6:10 p.m.

Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott kicked a 53-yard field goal at the end of the first half to cut Atlanta’s lead to 10-9.

Nick Foles completed a 15-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery with 1 second remaining to set up the field goal.

Elliott missed an extra point earlier in the quarter. The Falcons will receive the kickoff to start the third quarter.

— Rob Maaddi reporting in Philadelphia.

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5:45 p.m.

Matt Ryan tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Devonta Freeman to give the Atlanta Falcons a 10-6 lead over the Eagles with 5:41 left in the second quarter.

The Falcons took over at the Eagles 18 after a short punt hit a Philadelphia player in a crowd and was recovered by LaRoy Reynolds.

The Eagles then committed a pair of penalties to move the ball to the 8. On third down from the 6, Ryan escaped a sack, stepped up and tossed a pass to Freeman in the end zone.

— Rob Maaddi reporting in Philadelphia.

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5:25 p.m.

LeGarrette Blount ran in from the 1 on fourth down to give the Eagles a 6-3 lead early in the second quarter.

Wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on an inside counter on third-and-3 to the Falcons 3.

Nick Foles recovered a fumble two plays later and initially had a touchdown, but then a review showed he was down at the 1.

Blount took a pitch and scored on the next play. Jake Elliott hit the left upright on the extra point.

The 86-yard drive took 14 plays and 6:44.

— Rob Maaddi reporting in Philadelphia.

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4:47 p.m.

Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession.

Nick Foles underthrew Torrey Smith on the first play from scrimmage but Brian Poole was called for a 42-yard pass interference penalty to put the Eagles at the Atlanta 33.

Ricardo Allen forced Ajayi to fumble on the next play and Matt Ryan drove the Falcons 59 yards into field-goal range. It was Ajayi’s second fumble in two games.

— Rob Maaddi reporting in Philadelphia.

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3:45 p.m.

The NFL divisional playoffs kick off Saturday with a doubleheader starting in Philadelphia where the Eagles (13-3) are the first No. 1 seed to enter their first postseason game as an underdog against the Atlanta Falcons.

The sixth-seeded Falcons (11-6) beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 in a wild-card game last week, slightly erasing the sting of their Super Bowl loss to New England. Atlanta is a 3-point favorite because Philadelphia is missing MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Nick Foles makes his fourth start.

The nightcap features the AFC’s top seed, the New England Patriots (13-3), and the No. 5 seed Tennessee Titans (10-7) at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

If Philadelphia wins, it will host the New Orleans-Minnesota winner next Sunday. If Atlanta wins, it will play the NFC championship game on the road at the Saints or Vikings.

The Titans-Patriots winner will play the Jaguars-Steelers winner next Sunday in the AFC title game.

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