The Philadelphia Eagles started off pretty slow in their season opener on Thursday and, down by three to Atlanta, even went into the locker room at halftime to some sporadic “boos” from the crowd.
The first half was relatively uneventful, with neither team’s offense doing much of anything special, and a ton of penalties.
In the third quarter, Doug Pederson called for the Philly Special to shift the momentum. Nelson Agholor lobbed a 15-yard pass to Nick Foles to move the sticks and set up the Eagles to score later on in the drive.
It wasn’t for a touchdown, but it was fun to relive one of the most exciting moments in Super Bowl history and keep the drive alive. (It was also a smart move by Pederson to get the home crowd back on his good side.)
Just a couple plays later, Jay Ajayi would push his way into the endzone for the team’s first touchdown of the season putting the Eagles up 10-6 to close out the third quarter.