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Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles takes place on Sunday in a big game for both sides in Week 8 of the NFL regular season. The Falcons are still unbeaten this season coming into this game, however, they are coming up against a well-rested Eagles team coming out of a bye week. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream via the NFL Sunday Ticket link provided below.
Although the Falcons are unbeaten they come up against an Eagles team that has never lost a game the week after a bye. A fanatical Philadelphia crowd will be out to cheer on their team, urging them to hold up that record and also become the first team to beat the Falcons in this Week 8 encounter.
The Falcons are the only remaining side to be undefeated coming into Week 8, but were pushed all the way in their previous two games. However, they enjoyed a bye week and will now want to refocus their thoughts and energy to making their push for the postseason and consolidate their position and reputation through the next portion of the regular season.
The Eagles are 3-3 and despite their on and off season so far they have pushed teams all the way even when they have lost - apart from a blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals. They currently sit second in the NFC East behind a 5-2 New York Giants team, who will be hard to catch if the Eagles fall below .500.
As for the Falcons they are way out in the lead as the best side in the NFC South. Their closest rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are struggling with a 3-4 record and it would take a turnaround of epic proportions to see them even trouble the Falcons at the top of the group.
The Falcons have a fearsome offense, posting an average of 28.5 points a game so far this season. However, defensively they will want to seal up their rush defense, having allowed 143.8 yards per game through the season coming into today's game.
Meanwhile, Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick has been forced to speak about whether he would lose his starting position in the team recently.
"It was never a time when I didn't know whether I was going to be the starter or not," Vick said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Quite frankly, I know what I can do when I'm out there, and I know what has to happen when I'm out there on the football field. That's just my approach now, to go out there and get the job done. We'll see what happens."
Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.