"Offensively, we were sort of misfiring a little bit", Pederson said.
Midway through the third quarter of the Eagles' 18-12 victory over the Falcons Thursday, Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles handed the football to Corey Clement, who flipped the ball to Nelson Agholor, who proceeded to throw the ball to Foles.
Jenkins and defensive end Michael Bennett were on the sideline when the national anthem was played and made no overt demonstrations while it was played.
Atlanta's offense managed just nine points in five red-zone trips, failing on a fourth-and-1 on the opening possession and coming up empty again on the final drive. On Thursday night, the Atlanta Falcons came to town in a rematch of the 2017 NFC Divisional Round in which the Eagles outlasted the Falcons 15-10.
It was exactly the play call that was needed to get the Eagles offense and the fans in Lincoln Financial Field going. He stayed in the tunnel for the last three weeks. Jenkins and Bennett regularly have either knelt or stayed off the field during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest social injustice and racial inequality.
Welcome back: Several key Eagles returned to the lineup after suffering season-ending injuries on the road to the Super Bowl past year.
Unlike the Patriots, the Eagles executed when they needed to. He wandered behind teammates near the bench and adjusted his equipment this time.
But on first-and-goal at the Eagles' 5-yard line with only one second left in regulation, that would-be proof was caught by Julio Jones and vanished into the hot, muggy air as the Falcons' all-world receiver came down out of bounds.
The Eagles will be playing without quarterback Carson Wentz, who had surgery last December to fix two torn knee ligaments.
Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks had 1½ sacks in his first game since rupturing his Achilles tendon last October.