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.