The Eagles were able to cruise to a victory over the St. Louis Rams, who although many consider to be an up-and-coming team are not exactly in the top tier of teams just yet. Many were calling the Eagles the Miami Heat of the NFL after they went after most of the top free agents over the summer and established their new and improved defense that includes Nnamdi Asomugha.
The Falcons were blown out by the Chicago Bears, which was surprising to most who expected Atlanta to compete for the NFC championship.
The biggest storyline coming into the game is the return of Michael Vick to the Georgia Dome, which he called home from 2001-06. Vick was the franchise player for the Falcons before he was arrested and jailed for dog fighting. It should be an emotional return for both Vick and the city of Atlanta, despite Vick's dismissal of suggestions that this game means more.
Both the Eagles and Falcons have been picked by various sources to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this season and this should be a good early test for both teams. Although the two teams went in opposite directions in Week 1, I imagine this game should come down to the wire.
The game will be broadcast to a national audience on NBC, with kickoff set for 8:20 p.m.
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