PHILADELPHIA - Nobody likes to run the football more than the Atlanta Falcons. And nobody likes to stop them more than the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sounds like a decent matchup, huh?
The Eagles have defeated the Falcons in each of the last three seasons, and each time, with a different cast of players and even a couple different defensive coordinators, they slammed the door on the vaunted Atlanta rushing attack.
The Falcons have averaged 129 rushing yards per game the last three years, but in losses to the Eagles the last three years, they've gained 77, 61 and 65 yards.
But the Falcons (0-1) will likely try again to establish their running attack Sunday when they play host to the Eagles (1-0) at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons will try to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2007, and the Eagles are after their first 2-0 start since 2004.