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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After some tense moments in the waning stages of Saturday's game , the Eagles pulled off the upset win over Atlanta , 15-10, and will host the NFC championship game next weekend ( see Roob's observations).

The Eagles celebrate after holding off the Falcons 15-10 to reach the NFC championship game . Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a catch against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the second quarter in the NFC Divisional playoff game at

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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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On Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles punched their ticket to the NFC Championship Game with a 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons . Later that evening, the Patriots beat up on the Titans and will head to their seventh straight AFC title game appearance.

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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