After the game, Pederson shared name the name of the play that is sure to sit well with Eagles fans. In the Super Bowl, Foles was a decoy, as he pretended to call an audible at the line of scrimmage, while the ball was snapped directly to Clement.
By the time the Falcons realized what hit them, Agholor found a streaking Foles wide open down the sideline for a 15-yard gain and first down.
Ajayi also rushed for a two-point conversion and quarterback Nick Foles caught a pass for the second straight National Football League game as the Eagles re-enacted a trick play from the Super Bowl before sealing the win with a defensive stand.
Before Thursday's season opener against the Falcons, a severe weather warning didn't stop a few Eagles fans from getting their shirtless flex on, even amid a rainstorm and nasty lightning. Foles caught the ball. In fact, ever since I learned that Nick Foles was going to be the starter, and that Wentz was still recovering, my confidence shot sky high.
It was eerie how closely the ending of Eagles-Falcons Thursday night resembled the final moments of the divisional playoff game between these two teams in January. "(2017) is over. This is (2018) and that's part of our game that we have to get right if we're going to be really good".
Atlanta's drive resulted in a punt, when they should have been in the red zone. However the officials ruled he didn't have possession, an arguably dubious verdict that was upheld when Falcons coach Dan Quinn challenged it.
Philadelphia will unveil its first Super Bowl banner in franchise history in front of a sellout crowd. While local native Ryan once again was struggling at the Linc, Jones still managed to make 10 receptions for 169 yards.
"Offensively, we were sort of misfiring a little bit early in the game, first half in particular", Pederson said.