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NFL Ratings Crash in Season Opener, Total Audience Numbers Lowest Since 2009

NFL Ratings Crash in Season Opener, Total Audience Numbers Lowest Since 2009

Foles, the Super Bowl MVP still filling in for Carson Wentz, played it safe and the offence was conservative until Pederson turned to his favourite play on third-and-5 midway through the third quarter.

Eagles fans are naturally brazen, so what do you think will happen when you mix bad weather and a Super Bowl banner unveiling?

They made a decision to run the "Philly Special" - only this time, it was dubbed the "Philly, Philly".

But early in the second Nelson Agholor found Nick Foles for a 15-yard gain ahead of Ajayi's first touchdown.

But the dropped passes, including some potential interceptions, and silly errors such as a blocker on the punt team letting the ball touch his foot, looked like something straight out of, well, an exhibition game. The NFL gave us a darn good match-up in week one, as the Super Bowl champion Eagles (never thought I'd say that) are welcoming in the Falcons.

Foles caught another pass in a clutch spot to spark a sputtering offense that looked out of sync while the defense picked up right where it left off last time it faced Atlanta.

"I really believe we're going to make those plays as we move forward", an optimistic Ryan said after the game, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

A severe weather pattern has forced fans at Lincoln Financial Field to leave the open seats for cover before the kickoff of the National Football League season opener between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles win came thanks to a huge defensive effort, with Philadelphia forcing three game-changing red zone stops including one in the final seconds of the game. He completed a 36-yard pass to Jones and connected with him again for 18 yards on third-and-17.

Back in June, Meek Mill and MMG boss Rick Ross invaded an Eagles Super Bowl ring celebration party. "We knew this would be a competitive fight that would come down to the end, and it did". The 30-year-old struggled a bit on Thursday night but did enough to help push the team to a win against a highly formidable opponent. He had 10 receptions for 169 yards but didn't score.

The first half of the game was a slog, with both teams failing to produce a touchdown.


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