4. Protect The Ball
For a moment, disregard the record. The Eagles have talent. With the talent they have on the defensive side of the ball, Philadelphia is fifth in the league in takeaways with 15 so far this season. The defense has been quite active as they have caused a turnover in all eight games this season. In their week seven win over Minnesota, the unit caused a season-high four turnovers.
So of course, the onus here for the Falcons offense is to take sweet care of the ball. For the most part this season, the Falcons have been extremely careful with the ball as quarterback Matt Ryan has only thrown four interceptions on the season while the team only has seven giveaways so far. Impressively, the Falcons also have three turnover-free games which resulted in going 2-1 in those contests.
For an offense such as Atlanta that is second in the league in three-and-out percentage at 12% and averaging 6.8 yards per play, the Falcons have consistently made the most out of their offensive drives and turning the ball over to an opportunistic Eagles defense is something that can’t happen, especially in a hostile environment such as Lincoln Financial Field.