Eagles defenders knew Falcons' 4th-down play-call before the snap
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If you thought the Philadelphia Eagles looked overly prepared for the Atlanta Falcons' final offensive play of the game on Saturday, it was because they were.

Facing a fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line with a minute to go, the Falcons rolled Matt Ryan out of the pocket to the right side of the field and the quarterback found he had no one to throw to.

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham told Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic his team was far from surprised: "When they called that sprint out, everybody knew it. Everybody called it out."

Safety Malcolm Jenkins backed up Graham's claim, saying the Eagles were ready once they saw the Falcons in their huddle about to use a two-back formation.

"We were able to recognize that (the play) pretty much before they even came out of the huddle," Jenkins said, according to James Palmer of NFL Network. "We probably had three guys calling out the play on that one just based on our preparation, our study. We're going to play the odds. And so we're talking.

"We're making adjustments on the coverage between DB to DB and linebacker to linebacker and just making sure everyone knows what's coming and got a stop."

Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian came under fire for his questionable play-calling online throughout the divisional-round loss on Saturday. His final play was a prime example of what fans were complaining about.

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