The Eagles couldn’t get out of their own way on this fumble, but they scored anyway

The Eagles needed momentum, and got it after almost losing it.

On a third-and-goal from the 2-yard line, the Eagles ran a hand off to Jay Ajayi, who had his best first quarter of the entire season.

Ajayi fumbled the handoff from Nick Foles, who would end up recovering the football, and dove into the end zone, which officials called a touchdown:

Ajayi ran into Mack Hollins, causing the fumble, who was blocking a Falcons linebacker on the play.

After review, the touchdown was overturned and the Eagles would go for it on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line. Foles would hand it off to LeGarrett Blount, and score a touchdown anyway:

The touchdown gave the Eagles a 6-3 lead with 10:28 to go in the second quarter (they missed the extra point), after looking stagnant on offense for most of the game up until that point. They had already had one fumble by Ajayi, and nearly a second in the first quarter on the following possession.

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