- PHI 399
- 395 ATL
- PHI 2
- 2 ATL
- PHI 23
- 21 ATL
- Atlanta, GA 30313
- Line: PHI -1.0
Julio Jones, Walter Thurmond get game balls for Falcons vs. Eagles
Falcons show a lot of enthusiasm and energy in victory
Matt Bryant 41 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 52 yards, 3:04
Julio Jones 4 Yd pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant Kick)
11 plays, 88 yards, 5:39
Cody Parkey 29 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 69 yards, 3:26
Matt Bryant 39 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 25 yards, 4:00
Julio Jones 22 Yd pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant Kick)
1 play, 27 yards, 0:14
DeMarco Murray 8 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick)
2 plays, 8 yards, 0:12
DeMarco Murray 5 Yd pass from Sam Bradford (Cody Parkey Kick)
13 plays, 95 yards, 6:10
Matt Bryant 44 Yd Field Goal
14 plays, 62 yards, 7:50
Ryan Mathews 1 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick)
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:12
Matt Bryant 47 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 51 yards, 2:10
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.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck tried his hand at auto racing on Wednesday, doing a few laps with former Indy 500 champion Mario Andretti.
Broncos offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo will get a shot at guard this season, but the coaches know he also has the ability to play tackle.
New York Jets DT Sheldon Richardson is keeping a positive attitude regarding his offseason workouts and possible discipline from the NFL.
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini says that with Ryan Fitzpatrick still unsigned, Geno Smith led the first-team offense and looked sharp on Wednesday and Smith said he sees this as an opportunity.
ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards explains that kicker Blair Walsh will be able to put last year's wild-card field goal miss behind him because the Vikings will provide the opportunity for him to get back in similar situations over and over again.
Undrafted rookie Claudell Louis relishes the chance to play for Buffalo, an opportunity he didn't think possible on his accidental path to football.