The Philadelphia Eagles were able to pull to within one point right at halftime, 10-9, thanks in large part to a huge mistake by Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal.
Neal had a sure-fire interception. Nick Foles, who’s been awful in the first half (stats notwithstanding), threw the ball right to Neal. Unfortunately for the Falcons, the safety ended up kneeing the ball right into the arms of Torrey Smith, who converted an improbable first down.
Funny enough, this was the longest pass play the Eagles have had to a wide receiver since Carson Wentz was injured weeks back.
That 20-yarder that bounced off Falcons safety Keanu Neal to Torrey Smith was the Eagles' longest completion to a wide receiver since Foles replaced Carson.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) January 13, 2018
A few plays later, kicker Jake Elliott nailed a 53-yard field goal to pull the Eagles to within one point and reclaim some valuable momentum before halftime.