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The Philadelphia Eagles will go to the NFC Championship game for the first time since 2009.
Nick Foles completed 23 of 30 passes for 246 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions.
Alshon Jeffery was the top receiver with four catches for 61 yards while rookie running back Corey Clement led the team with five receptions for 31 yards. Ajayi, who ran for 54 yards, caught three passes for 44 yards. Foles did get lucky as the Eagles got a field goal to make it a 10-9 Falcons lead before halftime thanks to a fortunate deflection. A Foles pass went off the knee of a leaping Keanu Neal and the ball caromed back to Eagles receiver Torrey Smith.
The Eagles Defense Sacked Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan 3 times
Matt Ryan's 21 of his 36 pass attempts were to either Julio Jones or Sanu. Jones finished with nine catches for 101 yards on 16 targets while Sanu had three receptions for 50 yards on five targets.
Taylor Gabriel, who had two catches for 4 yards, was the only other Falcons receiver with more than one target. Ryan's best pass may have been an improvisational throw as the Falcons capitalized on an Eagles turnover to take a 10-6 lead in the second quarter.
Ryan's final pass, on a fourth-and-goal from the 2, was incomplete as he tried to force it to Jones in the corner of the end zone.
The Eagles will have home field Advantage next Sunday in The NFL Championship Game as they wait on who they will face either the Saints or the Vikings as they face off today at 4:40 pm est at U.S. Bank Stadium
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