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At one point, tell-it-like-it-is Philly fans were booing the current Super Bowl champs on live TV for their lame efforts on the field.

"Offensively, we were sort of misfiring a little bit", Pederson said.

Trey Burton, now a Chicago Bear after making the famous Super Bowl throw to Foles, was a fan regardless of the inspiration.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Michael Bennett were on the sideline when the national anthem was played before the NFL season opener between Philadelphia and Atlanta. The Patriots really did draw up the flawless play in the situation and if Brady had been able to catch that pass, they would've picked up a fresh set of downs.

Well on Thursday night in front of a nationally televised audience, the Falcons were this close to providing me with the flawless ammo.

Deion Jones then intercepted Foles' pass that bounced out of Dallas Goedert's hands and returned it 20 yards to Philadelphia's 27, setting up Tevin Coleman's 9-yard TD run that gave the Falcons a 12-10 lead in the fourth quarter.

Good for the Eagles for executing the play and winning the game.

"That's where we got it from", Pederson said when asked about the resemblance to the failed Patriots play in the Super Bowl. Jones only had three TD catches last season.

Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks had 1½ sacks in his first game since rupturing his Achilles tendon last October. Neither Jay Ajayi, Chris Clement nor Darren Sproles were able to break the Atlanta defense and the Eagles were forced to punt more often than not in the first half.

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The Falcons aren't trying to make up for their loss to the Eagles in January. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start instead.

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