Beasley Dominates: Vic Beasley Jr. continued to torment opposing quarterbacks by notching two first-half sacks — the second of which knocked the ball out of Carson Wentz's hands and into the arms of Brian Poole.
Beasley's 9.5 sacks are tied for the 15th-most by a Falcon in a single season, according to Pro Football Reference, and his four forced fumbles are the third-most in a single season in franchise history. Per NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling, only Dee Ford and Lorenzo Alexander have more sacks than Beasley in 2016.
Julio Hits 1K: For the fourth time in his NFL career, Julio Jones reached 1,000 yards on the season, eclipsing that milestone with a 29-yard catch in the second quarter. This marks the second-straight year Jones has topped 1,000 receiving yards in 10 or fewer games; Roddy White (2010) is the only other player to do so for Atlanta.
With 10 catches for 135 yards in Philly, Jones notched 100-plus receiving yards for the second-consecutive game and sixth time in 2016.
Eagles Stay Balanced: During his Wednesday conference call with the Atlanta media, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said it would be important for his offense to take some of the pressure off Wentz, who lost four of five heading into this week's contest.
Ryan Matthews, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles did just that by tallying 109, 70 and 19 rushing yards, respectively, averaging 5.82 yards per carry. Sproles also gave Wentz a reliable option out of the backfield by catching eight balls for 57 receiving yards.
Gabriel 'Sets It Off' Again: The Falcons like to talk about how many different players can "set it off" on offense — or, in Taylor Gabriel's words, can "wake us up, to get us going." Gabriel assumed that role on Sunday, catching a 76-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give Atlanta its first TD of the afternoon and a 15-13 lead.
That reception was his third score of the year and second play of 40-plus yards.
Comeback Bid Falls Short: Facing a six-point deficit, Atlanta had an opportunity to author a game-winning drive with 3:55 left in regulation. But a costly offensive pass interference call on Joshua Perkins, which created a 3rd and 14, put the offense in a difficult position in its own end of the field, and the Falcons turned the ball over on downs two snaps later.
Caleb Sturgis then made a 48-yard field goal; a Leodis McKelvin interception with 1:27 left all but sealed the victory for Philadelphia.