Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

National Football League back in big way: Kickoff Game delivers

National Football League back in big way: Kickoff Game delivers

"I'm just focused on what I want to do, and be a great football player for this team and be a good example in the locker room, provide great leadership".

Philadelphia captured their first Super Bowl title by defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in February.

Thursday's game was delayed by 45 minutes because of a lightning storm in the area. Everyone in the building knowing the ball was going to Julio Jones in the end zone.

Trailing 3-6 to open the second half, Philadelphia came out flying and turned the tables after getting momentum from a play that may look a bit familiar.

Matt Ryan and head coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Jay Ajayi's second rushing touchdown, an 11-yard rumble, gave the Eagles the lead with 2:25 remaining, after Darren Sproles converted a third-and-8 on a 9-yard pass from Ryan and Corey Clement had a 21-yard run earlier in the drive. Foles completed 19 passes for only 117 yards as the Eagles struggled offensively with two of their top receivers on the shelf.

While not all 32 teams are Super Bowl contenders, many teams around the league feel like they have a chance.

Foles, who almost retired two years ago and started last season as the backup quarterback, was filling in Thursday for the Eagles' injured star Carson Wentz. Ajayi moved with his parents to the U.S. when he was seven years old. "We needed a little boost, a little something, we needed to make a play, so it was just the right time for it".

The play technically wasn't the same as the "Philly Special", but it ended with Foles catching the ball. As previously alluded to, these picks are available throughout the week with PFF Greenline, where you can see all of the game's line movements and our model's reactions to them and other news (e.g. injuries that cause them).

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