Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • PHI 399
    • 395 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • PHI 2
    • 2 ATL
  • Possession

    PHI ATL
    35:27 24:33
  • 1st Downs

    • PHI 23
    • 21 ATL

Game Information

Georgia Dome
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Line: PHI -1.0
Attendance: 70,516
99%
Capacity: 71,250
Referees: Michael Banks, Derick Bowers, Terry McAulay, Tom Stephan, Greg Steed, Bryan Neale, Jonah Monroe
9/15/2015 Associated Press

Falcons stave off Eagles' second-half comeback

Julio Jones had 141 yards receiving and two touchdowns, Matt Ryan shook off a pair of interceptions, and the Atlanta Falcons came back to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 on Monday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Eagles0314724
Falcons3170626
first QuarterPHIATL
FG
10:55
Matt Bryant 41 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 52 yards, 3:04
03
second QuarterPHIATL
TD
10:44
Julio Jones 4 Yd pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant Kick)
11 plays, 88 yards, 5:39
010
FG
7:18
Cody Parkey 29 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 69 yards, 3:26
310
FG
1:05
Matt Bryant 39 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 25 yards, 4:00
313
TD
0:45
Julio Jones 22 Yd pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant Kick)
1 play, 27 yards, 0:14
320
third QuarterPHIATL
TD
13:13
DeMarco Murray 8 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick)
2 plays, 8 yards, 0:12
1020
TD
3:39
DeMarco Murray 5 Yd pass from Sam Bradford (Cody Parkey Kick)
13 plays, 95 yards, 6:10
1720
fourth QuarterPHIATL
FG
10:49
Matt Bryant 44 Yd Field Goal
14 plays, 62 yards, 7:50
1723
TD
8:37
Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick)
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:12
2423
FG
6:27
Matt Bryant 47 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 51 yards, 2:10
2426

Research Notes

  • In Week 1, Sam Bradford completed a career-high 36 passes while slinging it 52 times, 4th-most in his career and the 2nd-most by an Eagles QB under Chip Kelly. Those completions added up to 336 pass yards, 3rd most in his career, in Bradford's 50th career game.

  • FROM ELIAS:DeMarco Murray rushed for 9 yards Monday, tied for 4th fewest by a defending rushing champ in the season opener in NFL History.

  • The Eagles pressured (sack or duress) Matt Ryan on three of 37 dropbacks Monday (8 percent), including none of Ryan's 23 first-half dropbacks. The Eagles led the NFL in pressure percentage last season (31 percent).Matt Ryan was 6-of-10 for 154 yards on passes traveling at least 15 yards downfield, including 3-of-4 with a touchdown and interception targeting Julio Jones. Jones led the NFL with 34 receptions on deep passes last season.Last Season Matt Ryan led all qualified quarterbacks in completions (74) and completion percentage (53.6) on passes traveling at least 15 yards downfield.

  • DeMarco Murray had a career-low 2 rush yards after contact Monday (min. 3 rushes). Last season, Murray led the NFL with 740 yards after contact.

  • --Tevin Coleman had 58 rush yards before contact Monday, more than any Falcons player had in a game last season.--Sam Bradford started 7-of-7 targeting Jordan Matthews in the second half before he threw an interception on the Eagles' final play of the game.

  • Julio Jones finished with 141 Rec yds, the 4th-most by a player with a multi-TD game in a Monday night opener (Calvin Johnson in 2014, Wes Welker in 2011 and Jerry Rice in 1994 had more).

  • Matt Ryan's first-quarter interception was the first pick he's thrown in the red zone since Week 16, 2013 against the 49ers, a span of 66 passes. In that span, only Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick have thrown at least 50 passes in the red zone without an interception.

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