The Washington Post

Eagles 32, Falcons 6


The start of a new era couldn’t have gone much better for Philadelph­ia. Or much worse for Atlanta.

Jalen Hurts threw three touchdown passes, the first of them to Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith, and the Eagles made a winner of Nick Sirianni in his head coaching debut.

Now firmly entrenched as the Eagles starter after Carson Wentz was traded, Hurts certainly looked the part with touchdown passes of 18 yards to Smith, nine yards to Dallas Goedert and 23 yards to Jalen Reagor.

Another Philadelph­ia rookie, fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell, scored his first touchdown as a pro with an eight-yard run late in the third quarter to essentiall­y seal the victory.

The Falcons looked downright inept in their first game under Coach Arthur Smith.

After settling for field goals on two impressive drives to start the game, Atlanta didn’t do much of anything the rest of the way. The Falcons never advanced farther than the Philadelph­ia 49 and finished with just 260 yards.

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