The Atlanta Falcons faced 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line with a chance to clinch a trip to the NFC Championship Game.
The Philadelphia Eagles denied them.
After Matt Ryan marched the Falcons 74 yards in 14 plays to set up a potential game-winning score with 1:05 remaining in regulation, his last-gasp fade to Julio Jones sailed high and allowed the Eagles to seal a 15-10 NFC divisional-round win at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night.
And none of it would have been possible without some clutch play from Nick Foles.
While Foles was hardly electric in place of the injured Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ stopgap starter shook off a nervy first half and stitched together a pair of second-half scoring drives to propel the NFC East champions to their first conference championship game in nine years.
Following a 12-play, 74-yard possession in the third quarter punctuated by a 37-yard Jake Elliott field goal, Foles led the offense 80 yards on 14 plays in 7:57 to set up a 21-yard field goal that gave the Eagles a bit more breathing room with 6:05 to go.
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