Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Who plays on Thursday in the 2018 National Football League kickoff game?

Who plays on Thursday in the 2018 National Football League kickoff game?

Trey Burton sent a ideal tweet after the Philadelphia Eagles perfectly executed a trick play during Thursday night's season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons: S Keanu Neal left the game with a knee injury in the first half.

All of the Atlanta Falcons and most of the Philadelphia Eagles stood throughout the anthem, including players who have previously demonstrated, such as Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.

On Thursday night, the Eagles couldn't move the ball against the Falcons, so Doug Pederson dug into his bag of tricks and called for "Philly Philly", a brilliant trick play that got the Eagles a first down and kickstarted their come-from-behind win.

It wasn't pretty, but the champs opened their title defense with the 18-12 win.

Kaepernick, 30, has not played since the 2016 season and filed a grievance last October against NFL owners for collusion, claiming they schemed to keep him off the football field because of his protests, not his football playing ability.

Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson never misses an opportunity to take an unsolicited shot at the Patriots.

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Midway through the third quarter, the Eagles were facing a critical 3rd-and-5 from the Atlanta 41.

What did they name the play?

Pederson said Thursday night's play is called "Philly Philly", but didn't bring up the fact that Brady didn't convert back in February.

With only Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett taking to the bench in protest during the national anthem, when things finally did kick off on NBC just after 9 PM ET, it certainly didn't seem to be the most inspiring game. That's all of us: getting the right design, the right training.

Atlanta's drive resulted in a punt, when they should have been in the red zone.

Yellow laundry littered the field all night, as the teams combined for 26 accepted penalties for 236 yards, more than the Eagles gained all game (232). And I think when we get those changes again, we're going to come up with those plays.

That's not to say it's just players, that's all of us.

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