PHILADELPHIA, Sporting Alert – The following are the inactive players and TV channels for today’s NFL NFC divisional round clash between No. 1 seed Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Philadelphia (13-3), which is 7-1 at home this season, will take part in their first playoff game in four years and the football experts are expecting a thrilling encounter.
The Eagles report that rookie cornerback Sidney Jones will be among the inactive players for today’s playoff game against the Falcons.
Jones strained his hamstring during practice this week and hasn’t recovered in time to feature.
This means fellow rookie Rasul Douglas will start the game as a backup corner in Jones’ absence.
Meanwhile, the Eagles released that Dannell Ellerbe is active today, despite still dealing with a hamstring injury this week.
For Atlanta, receiver Marvin Hall, running back Terrence Magee, cornerback Leon McFadden and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon are all among the inactive players.
In the meantime, despite being without starting quarterback Carson Wentz, ESPN’s Football Power Index still thinks the Eagles are the big favorites today, at 70 percent.
Nick Foles will start in Wentz’s place and Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson told Sal Paolantonio on Saturday morning that he had a one-on-one meeting with the former Friday night.
ESPN quoted Pederson as saying: “All I told Nick was this… 1. Let the game come to him, he doesn’t have to do it all. 2. Be himself, do what Nick does. 3. Relax and enjoy the moment.”
Philadelphia Eagles inactive players: CB Sidney Jones, T Will Beatty, WR Marcus Johnson, DE Steven Means, DT Elijah Qualls, RB Wendell Smallwood and DT Destiny Vaeao.
Atlanta Falcons inactive players: WR Marvin Hall, LB Sean Weatherspoon, TE Eric Saubert, RB Terrence Magee, CB Leon McFadden, OG Sean Harlow, OT Austin Pasztor.