NFL Playoffs TV Schedule: What time, channel is Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles? (1/13/18) Livestream, betting line | NFC Divisional Round
The Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) — led by quarterback Nick Foles, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and tight end Zach Ertz — meet the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the NFC Divisional Round of the 2018 NFL Playoffs on Saturday, January 13, 2018 (1/13/18) at 4:35 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
Atlanta is led by quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones, running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, and cornerback Marcus Trufant.
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Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s game:
Who: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles
What: 2018 NFC Divisional Playoffs
When: Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Kickoff: 4:35 p.m. Eastern
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Local Radio: SportsRadio 94.1 (FM) WIP
Announcers: Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin
National Radio: Westwood One
Announcers: John Sadak, Tony Boselli, Ross Tucker
Livestream: NBC Sports Live, NFL Game Pass (subscription)
Line: Falcons -3
Saturday marks Eagles head coach Doug Pederson’s first playoff appearance, but he says he hopes that his team treats this game as it has any other throughout the course of an NFC East division championship season.
“It’s part of the ownership theme that I’ve talked about with the team all season and putting it back on the players,” Pederson said Tuesday. “We’ve got a veteran team and a lot of guys have been in the post-season. A lot of guys have been to the Super Bowl, so they can really wrap and embrace the younger guys and bring them along, sure.”
In his weekly message to the team, Pederson channeled his inner Bill Belichick, and kept things simple and to the point ahead of Saturday’s game against Ryan, Jones, and a Falcons team that has plenty of confidence after dispatching the Rams in Los Angeles on Wild-Card Weekend.
You have a great opportunity,” Pederson says he told the team this week. “Back’s against the wall. Let’s come out swinging, and see what happens. The outside media can make it bigger than it is. It’s a football game. Just do your job. Do what you have always loved, give it your best effort Saturday. If it’s good enough, great. If it’s not, we’ll focus on next season.”
The Eagles aim to extend this season at least one more week by beating the Falcons at home for the second consecutive season and advancing to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2009 with a victory.