Atlanta Falcons vs. Eagles: Divisional Round Staff predictions

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Devonta Freeman (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Our writers take their best guess at who will win this Saturday as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round

We’re at the point where every game for the Atlanta Falcons is the next big one. They took out the offensively-explosive Los Angeles Rams in their first playoff game. Now they continue the road warrior trend by heading north to play the No. 1 seed Philadelphia Eagles.

Even without star quarterback Carson Wentz, this is a formidable foe. The Eagles are a stout defense and will test the Dirty Birds offense big time.

Can the Falcons find a way to win though? That’s exactly the question our staff looks to answer for you. As always, if you like the writer’s take, click on their name and check out all their work for us here on Blogging Dirty.

Writer: Ikaika Hall

Game: Atlanta Falcons (10-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)

Breakdown: The Atlanta Falcons have made it to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. They will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, a team they lost to in their last meeting, which also happened to take place in Philly.

While I am optimistic regarding the Falcons recent level of play, I am cautious about becoming too confident in this team.

Atlanta continues to struggle as they seek to find the end zone on a consistent basis. If it weren’t for the fact that the Falcons have one of the best kickers of all-time, the Dirty Birds’ season may have ended by now.

But here they are. About to take one the number one seed in the NFC in a hostile environment. Can Atlanta’s offense find red zone success? They’ll need to. And they’ll need to do so consistently.

I am going to rock with the Birds here and say they find a way to win.

Prediction: Atlanta 24, Philadelphia 21