Rich Schultz

Eagles vs. Falcons: Philadelphia can't stop unbeaten Atlanta

The Eagles entered Sunday's game as favorites, but the undefeated Falcons came out with a 30-17 win.

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Gilyard injures hamstring in Eagless' loss

Other than a Mardy Gilyard hamstring injury, the Eagles escaped Sunday without any health issues.


Report says Vick likely to be benched

With his team struggling, Andy Reid might be ready to bench QB Michael Vick.


Michael Vick could lose his starting job

The Philadelphia Eagles are in trouble and Michael Vick could be the next to lose his job.


Atlanta topples Philly 30-17 to remain unbeaten

Matt Ryan threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 30-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Atlanta stayed perfect, improving to 7-0 this season. The Eagles dropped to 3-4.

Ryan threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to put the Falcons up 14-0 going into the second quarter. He added another -- a 63-yard touchdown to Julio Jones -- midway through the second quarter.

Ryan's day checked in a bit better than Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick's. Vick was 21-for-35 for 177 yards. He threw his only touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He found LeSean McCoy for a 7-yard gain to cut Atlanta's lead to 30-17.

McCoy also had a rushing touchdown. He finished the day with 16 carries for 45 yards and a second-quarter touchdown run.

Atlanta was in charge from the beginning. The Falcons led at halftime, 24-7.

Fantasy studs and duds

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made his fantasy owners happy with three touchdown passes and 262 yards. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was also big, hauling in five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had 45 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. Falcons running back Michael Turner didn't have a great day, rushing for 58 yards on 23 attempts with no touchdowns.

Injury report

Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins left the game in the first half, but later returned to the game. Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin and wide receiver Mardy Gilyard also left the game with injuries.

Did they cover?

The Eagles entered as 1 1/2-point favorites, so they did not cover the spread.

What's next?

Nov. 4, 8:20 ET: Atlanta vs. Dallas
Nov. 5, 8:30 ET: Philadelphia at New Orleans

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Falcons lead Eagles, 27-10, through three quarters

The Atlanta Falcons lead the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10, after three quarters Sunday.

On the Eagles' first drive of the second half, Philadelphia drove the field in nine plays, but had to settle for a 33-yard Alex Henery field goal. The field goal cut the Falcons' lead to 24-10 with 11:20 left in the third quarter.

Atlanta also kicked a field goal in its first drive of the third quarter. Matt Bryant hit from 29 yards out to extend the Falcons' lead to 27-10 with 6:10 left in the third quarter. Matt Ryan continues to shred the Eagles' defense. Ryan is 20-of-26 for 247 yards and three touchdowns.

Michael Vick is 12-of-19 for 116 yards for the Eagles. On the ground, he is his team's leading rusher with 28 yards on five carries.

LeSean McCoy has 24 yards on nine carries.

DeSean Jackson leads Philly with five catches for 59 yards. The Falcons are led by Julio Jones, wo has five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown.


Ryan, Falcons lead Eagles, 24-7, at halftime

The Atlanta Falcons lead the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-7, at halftime of Sunday's game.

The Falcons led 14-0 after the first quarter, but the Eagles began to cut into the deficit in the second quarter. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for a 2-yard touchdown to give Philly its first score with 8:18 left in the second quarter.

The Falcons answered back, though, when Matt Ryan found Julio Jones down the left side for a 63-yard touchdown. The score put Atlanta up, 21-7, with 6:33 left in the first half.

Matt Bryant kicked a 43-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to give the Falcons the 24-7 lead at halftime.

After a tough first quarter, Michael Vick bounced back with a solid second quarter. Vick is 8-for-11 for 56 yards at halftime.

McCoy has 24 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Vick has chipped in 11 yards on two rushes.

Jeremy Maclin is Philadelphia's leading receiver at halftime. He has three catches for 25 yards. DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant each have two catches.

Matt Ryan has picked apart Philly's defense in the first half. He is 17-for-20 for 197 yards and three touchdowns.


Cullen Jenkins leaves game with unknown injury

Philadelphia's defensive tackle left Sunday's game with an unkown injury.


Falcons lead Eagles, 14-0, after first quarter

The Atlanta Falcons lead the Philadelphia Eagles, 14-0, at the end of the first quarter.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan connected with Drew Davis for a 15-yard touchdown with six minutes left in the first quarter to put Atlanta on top. Then, in the final minute, Ryan found Jason Snelling for a 3-yard touchdown to give the Falcons a 14-0 lead heading into the second quarter.

Ryan finished the first half 10-of-11 for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Michael Vick was 1-for-2 for 8 yards. He was sacked once in the first half.

LeSean McCoy had just one rush in the first quarter, and he was stuffed for a 1-yard loss. Atlanta's Michael Turner, meanwhile, rushed for 21 yards on nine carries.

The Falcons' leading receiver was Drew Davis, who had two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles lost 3 yards on their first drive of the game and were forced to punt.


Eagles vs. Falcons inactives

The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles are playing in a much-anticipated NFC showdown at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon.

Both teams have released their inactive lists, which can be found on the Falcons' and Eagles' Twitter accounts:

Philadelphia will be missing OL Danny Watkins, Nathan Menkin, QB Trent Edwards, RB Dion Lewis, WR Damaris Johnson, LB Jamar Chaney and DE Vinny Curry.

Atlanta will be without QB Dominique Davis, C Joe Hawley, WR Harry Douglas,OT Lamar Holmes, DT Travian Robertson, DE Jonathan Massaquoi and Cliff Matthews.

Douglas will be missed in the slot for the Falcons, while the depth on the offensive line has also taken a pretty tough blow for Sunday. The defensive line is a tad thin, but nothing that should be of great concern barring a flurry of injuries.

The biggest blow for the Eagles is the loss of Watkins, one of their two starting guards. The second-year pro will be replaced by Dennis Kelly.

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