Falcons vs Eagles Prediction And Odds: Falcons To Win
Atlanta Falcons will commence their new NFL campaign with a contest against Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons will play a host to the Eagles this coming Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It will be safer to say that the upcoming tussle between the Falcons and the Eagles are one of the much easier fixtures on the NFL 2021 schedule. Both the teams have tweaked their troupe by a fine margin during the preseason with a hope that their new alternation in management with pay a good dividend.
Falcons vs Eagles Prediction And Odds: Preview
Interestingly, the Falcons have failed to clutch a single win in their season opener since 2017. The Eagles are coming from the back of a disappointing preseason. Both the teams are practically amongst the weakest clans in the NFL. The forthcoming matchup is between two very even sides, which calls for an intriguing watch for the fans.
While comparing the stats, the Falcons certainly overshadows the Eagles offensively. The Falcons have a better offensive record than the Eagles in three big categories. The Atlanta-based team betters the Eagles in total yardage (18th vs 25th), scoring (16th vs T-25th), and yards per play (T-18th vs T-28th). The Falcons’ numbers are sailing right about the league average, the Eagles are doing seemingly below average in most of the sections.
The Falcons were also the finer side than the Eagles when it came to passing. Atlanta finished 5th in the passing yardage category and T-15th in yards per attempt. As for the Eagles, they were far below the ranks on the 28th spot in passing yardage. The Eagles were the joint holders for the lowest yards per attempt (6.2) in the last season.
However, the Eagles blustered one of the best NFL rushing attacks in 2020, a major part of the credit goes to Jalen Hurts for his role as a duel-threat quarterback. Philadelphia finished 9th in the rushing yardage category and 3rd in yards per carrying, with an imposing 5.0 mark.
Now, the Falcons came up with one of the mopped-up ground games in the league as they managed to bag just 95.8 rushing yards per game while finishing 27th. The Falcons were second-last in the yards per carry average as they possessed 3.7. However, Atlanta are tipped to improve their ground game under new head coach Arthur Smith.
The Eagles had total control when it came to the defensive side of the game. The Eagles seemingly dropped their defensive standards in 2020, they were still advanced than the Falcons. The Philadelphia-inspired side boasted a better record in major defensive categories like yards per play allowed (5.5 to 6.2, T-12 vs T-29th) and total yardage allowed (363.1 to 398.4, 19th vs 29th). Atlanta better the Eagles in scoring defense (25.9 PPG to 26.1 PPG, 19th vs 20th).
The Falcons ended up with the season’s worst pass defense, which was seemingly the reason behind their inadequate 4-2 record. The Falcons finished 32nd in the passing yards per game category with just 293.6 in the season. Atlanta had 7.9 yards per attempt (T-27th), which was one of their biggest defect in the season.
The Eagles leaked 237.4 passing yards per game and finished 15th in the specific category last season. Philadelphia allowed 7.8 yards per attempt as they finished 26th in the category. The Eagles ended up with a 27.9% pressure rate and finished 2nd in comparison to Falcon’s 23.6% rate and 15th rating,
Falcons vs Eagles Prediction And Odds: Match Odds
Falcons vs Eagles Prediction And Odds: Match Predictions
Atlanta Falcons are seemingly a better side than the Philadelphia Eagles, at least their past record states so. The Falcons will have to break through their opening game curse to clinch an easy win against the Eagles. The odds are also in the favour of the Falcons.
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Falcons vs Eagles Prediction And Odds: Roster Updates
- Atlanta Falcons Roster
Christian Blake, Jonathan Bullard, John Cominsky, Brandon Copeland, Drew Dalman, Frank Darby, Marlon Davidson, Mike Davis, Tyeler Davison, Dorian Etheridge, Dante Fowler Jr., Feleipe Franks, Russell Gage, Wayne Gallman, Colby Gossett, Ta’Quon Graham, Richie Grant, T.J. Green, Darren Hall, Duron Harmon, Erik Harris, Josh Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins, Matt Hennessy, Hayden Hurst, Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones, Younghoe Koo, Chris Lindstrom, Jake Matthews, Jalen Mayfield, Kaleb McGary, Steven Means, Fabian Moreau, Cameron Nizialek, Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Isaiah Oliver, Foyesade Oluokun, Cordarrelle Patterson, Kyle Pitts, Calvin Ridley, Josh Rosen, Matt Ryan, Tajae Sharpe, Keith Smith, Lee Smith, Jason Spriggs, A.J. Terrell, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Mykal Walker, Avery Williams, Olamide Zaccheaus
- Philadelphia Eagles Roster
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Genard Avery, Derek Barnett, Shaun Bradley, Brandon Brooks, Andre Chachere, Fletcher Cox, Landon Dickerson, Andre Dillard. T.J. Edwards, Jake Elliott, Marcus Epps, Zach Ertz, Joe Flacco, Kenneth Gainwell, Dallas Goedert, Brandon Graham, Javon Hargrave, Anthony Harris, Nate Herbig, Jalen Hurts, Tarron Jackson, Lane Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Jason Kelce, Ryan Kerrigan, Rick Lovato, Avonte Maddox, Jordan Mailata, Mac McCain III, Rodney McLeod, Zech McPhearson, Gardner Minshew, Steven Nelson, Jalen Reagor, Hassan Ridgeway, Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Isaac Seumalo, Alex Singleton, Arryn Siposs, Darius Slay, DeVonta Smith, Jack Stoll, Josh Sweat, Davion Taylor, Brett Toth, Marlon Tuipulotu, K’Von Wallace, Greg Ward, Quez Watkins, Milton Williams, Eric Wilson
Falcons vs Eagles Prediction And Odds: Head to head