Eagles advance to the NFC title game

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 14, 2018 7:50 AM
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Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones (11) cannot catch a pass against Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Mills (31) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia.

(Philadelphia) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2008 season.

The Eagles' defense staged a last-minute, goal-line stand to preserve a 15-10 win over the Falcons in Philadelphia.

Atlanta had a first-and-goal at the Eagles 9 and reached the two-yard line before Matt Ryan overthrew Julio Jones in the end zone on fourth down to secure Philadelphia's first playoff win in nine years.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles engineered several long drives, but they had to settle for a second-quarter touchdown and three field goals.

Jake Elliott's 37-yard field goal put Philadelphia ahead 12-10 with 11 seconds left in the third quarter.

Elliott also nailed a 53-yard field goal to close the second quarter, 10 1/2 minutes after he missed an extra point following LeGarrette Blount's one-yard TD run.

Foles was 23 of 30 for 246 yards and no interceptions for the Eagles, who will host the winner of Sunday's NFC divisional game between the Vikings and Saints in Minnesota.

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