Falcons-Eagles Thursday night opener delayed by severe weather in Philadelphia

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Nick Foles was objectively bad in the inaugural game of the National Football League season on Thursday.

In this video from ESPN.com's Tim McManus, the fans don't seem to even notice the rain. "We kind of knew they were going to throw it to Julio". The main difference being that Tom Brady dropped that pass and Foles was able to hold on to.

"It's never discouraging", Jones said/ "We just got to keep working, stick together and make plays and get things called down there".

He appeared to resurrect one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl history by dialing up a fresh take on the Philly Special. Jones only had three TD catches last season.

Nick Foles wasn't sharp but played mistake-free until a pass bounced out of rookie Dallas Goedert's hands and went right to Atlanta's Deion Jones.

Against the Falcons, Corey Clement took the snap, flipped the ball to Nelson Agholor on a reverse and the receiver lofted a throw to Foles that gained 15 yards. However the officials ruled he didn't have possession, an arguably dubious verdict that was upheld when Falcons coach Dan Quinn challenged it. Tonight, the Atlanta Falcons will be on the road against the Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The defense is loaded with talent, has another year in Schwartz's system under its belt, and now carries additional wisdom gained through its Super Bowl run.

Falcons safety Keanu Neal left in the third quarter with a knee injury and did not return, after first hurting the knee in the second.

"It was deja vu", said cornerback Ronald Darby, who covered Jones on the last play this time around instead of Jalen Mills. "I think that's ultimately what we have to do".

Foles, the Super Bowl MVP still filling in for Carson Wentz, played it safe and the offence was conservative until Pederson turned to his favourite play on third-and-5 midway through the third quarter.

In his first season as the team's offensive coordinator in 2017, Steve Sarkisian directed Atlanta to a No. 8 ranking in total offense.

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