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Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons Tips - Over total points expected in Atlanta
- NFL Week 1 game scheduled at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday (18:00 BST)
- The Eagles posted 2 losses and 1 tie in the pre-season
- The Falcons lost all 3 pre-season games
- This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2019
The Falcons and Eagles begin the new NFL season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A battle of the birds rounds out the early morning slate, and it promises to be a good one with both sides looking to forget all about last year.
The Jalen Hurts era in Philadelphia will officially get underway now that Carson Wentz has departed for Indy, but nothing is going to come easy against a high-power Falcons offence that scored one of the top talents in this year’s draft in tight end Kyle Pitts.
Defensively, there is a huge question mark over these two sides, which means this game should boil down to which team can take better care of the ball and limit turnovers.
Finding faith in Atlanta, a team well-known for choking is obviously very tough, but Philly’s abysmal 1-7 record on the road last year makes for tough reading.
The Falcons are also kicking off somewhat of a new era themselves after Julio Jones departed via free agency, but this is still a loaded offence featuring former MVP winner Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley and Mike Davis.
Philly, meanwhile, is a massive wait-and-see under new coach Nick Sirianni, who so far has created more negative headlines than positive ones.
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