NFL Season Opener: Twitter Reacts To Falcons' Loss To The Eagles

NFL Season Opener: Twitter Reacts To Falcons' Loss To The Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles stop Ryan to Jones again, beat Falcons 18-12 in NFL opener

"We were on the correct hash mark and it was the right time of the game".

The struggles in the red zone are nothing new for Atlanta, which ranked 23rd in RZ percentage last season.

"I mean, it's a good play", Foles said. He missed running back Devonta Freeman on what should have been a touchdown pass during a third-and-goal play from the Eagles' 1-yard line on the team's first series.

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Naturally, twitter was abuzz throughout the first National Football League game of the season, and we chose to compile some of the best reactions & tweets from Thursday night (below).

This offseason, Pederson said he would probably put that play call on ice, but broke out a successful variation at an opportune time to the delight of the crowd. We've got much work to do.

That's not to say it's just players, that's all of us. "When you have to make the plays, you either make them or you don't".

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Jones couldn't come down with Ryan's pass from the 2 in the right corner of the end zone in Atlanta's 15-10 loss in the divisional round in January.

"It was deja vu", said cornerback Ronald Darby, who covered Jones on the last play this time around instead of Jalen Mills. "However, five trips and only 12 points that's tough and that's not going to get the job done against a good team".

As was noted frequently throughout the 2017 season, the NFL's ratings have been eroding at an alarming pace, with the divisive anthem protests only exacerbating the problem previous year. Jones propelled the Falcons to the doorstep of the end zone, then sat the next four plays out watching the offense fail in both scheme and execution. The first two quarters of the match ended with Atlanta ahead, 6-3.

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Toss in the 570,000 average-minute audience the game delivered via NBC's various digital platforms, and overall deliveries for Thursday night's all-avian battle were down 12 percent compared to the year-ago Chiefs-Patriots blowout, which averaged 22.2 million TV and digital viewers.

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