Torrey Smith’s bizarre catch sets up Jake Elliott field goal for Philadelphia Eagles; Atlanta Falcons lead 10-9
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons in NFC Divisional Round
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The Philadelphia Eagles trail the Atlanta Falcons, 10-9, at halftime of their NFC divisional game at Lincoln Financial Field.
And while there haven’t been too many fireworks through 30 minutes of this playoff game, it hasn’t lacked in wacky plays.
Just watch Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith come up with this bizarre 20-yard catch in the waning moments of the first half:
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Quarterback Nick Foles’ downfield throw caromed off the knee of Atlanta safety Keanu Neal and into space. And there Smith was to snap it up and get the ball to midfield.
In a first-half that featured plenty of plays breaking in the Falcons’ direction — just watch Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s touchdown pass to running back Devonta Freeman — it was something that went the Eagles’ way.
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After Foles hit wide receiver Alshon Jeffery up the right sideline for a 15-yard gain, kicker Jake Elliott banged home a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the half to bring the Eagles to within 10-9 of the Falcons. Elliott’s field goal was the longest by a rookie in playoff history.
Running back Jay Ajayi has been a first-half standout for Philadelphia with eight catches for 50 yards and one catch for nine yards. Rookie running back Corey Clement is the Eagles’ leading receiver with four catches for 29 yards.
The Eagles, though, have turned the ball over twice, and it’s led to 10 points for the Falcons.
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