Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in National Football League season opener

Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in National Football League season opener

Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in National Football League season opener

Trey Burton sent a flawless tweet after the Philadelphia Eagles perfectly executed a trick play during Thursday night's season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons reached the red zone on their very first possession of the game, and they even ran three straight plays from the 1-yard line after Quinn chose to go for it on fourth down.

Then, as it looked like Atlanta would be grinding out a win, the action really started right near the end as the Eagles dusted off a variation of their Super Bowl move the Philly Special.

A 45-minute weather delay and a sloppily contested, low-scoring game conspired to put a dent in the ratings for the first official National Football League broadcast of the 2018-19 season, as the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night served up the smallest audience for a curtain-raiser in a decade.

It wasn't pretty, but the champs opened their title defense with the 18-12 win.

But if you needed confirmation, the Eagles provided all of it.

But the play wasn't the same as the one the Eagles ran, which produced a Nick Foles touchdown catch.

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"That's where we got it from", Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.

What did they name the play?

"It's great to have it at the right time if you can catch a team (off guard)", Foles said. "I'm just focused on what I want to do, and be a great football player for this team and be a good example in the locker room, provide great leadership". The Eagles ran the New England Patriots' failed trick play from that game.

"It's never discouraging", Jones said/ "We just got to keep working, stick together and make plays and get things called down there".

This offseason, Pederson said he would probably put that play call on ice, but broke out a successful variation at an opportune time to the delight of the crowd.

Isolate the audience served up by crown jewel of NBC's scripted lineup (11.1 million viewers, "This Is Us") and the NFL Kickoff game improved on that drama's season average by 71 percent.

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