Eagles’ Early Turnover Nightmare
Great win!! pic.twitter.com/CQsbnIFT2w
— Desmond Trufant (@DesmondTrufant) September 16, 2019
The first play of the first quarter reflected the Eagles’ poor first half. Running back, Corey Clement fumbled on the opening kickoff of the second half injuring his shoulder in the process.
On the drive, Ryan handed a shovel pass to Devonta Freeman who ran the ball from the 35-yard line to first and goal. Wide receiver, Julio Jones caught a short pass from Ryan for a touchdown two plays later. The Falcons led 17-6 early in the third quarter.
Philadelphia woke up with 8 minutes left on the third quarter when Ronald Darby intersected Ryan’s deep pass. Later on the drive, wide receiver Nelson Agholor caught Wentz’ pass for his first touchdown of the night.
The Eagles followed up with denying Ryan a second touchdown picking-off his pass in their end-zone late in the third. Moreover, after a sack and good defending from the Eagles, Wentz ran for a touchdown to turn the score against the home team.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 16, 2019
Philadelphia carried out a two-point attempt turning the score 20-18 with 3 minutes left on the clock.
Jones shattered Philadelphia’s short lived celebrations scoring a 55-yard run to end the game 24-20.
Injury Plagued Eagles
Injuries took a toll on the visiting team during the match. Player after player went down as the game reached its climax.
Wentz, Clement, Jason Peters, Desean Jackson, Alshon Jeffrey, Dallas Goedert, Jason Kelce, Tim Jernigan, Sidney Jones and others left the game at some points for medical evaluations. But Wentz did not focus on the injuries and use them as an excuse for the loss.