Nick Foles threw a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage against the Falcons Greedy Williams Jersey , LeGarrette Blount scored the only touchdown on fourth down and wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on a new play.

The Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) are aggressive no matter what.

Theyll need that approach when they face the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) and their top-ranked defense in the NFC championship game on Sunday.

Youd probably call me unorthodox with some of the decisions Ive made on fourth downs and going for it, 2-point conversions, things like that, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday.

Sometimes you just dont do the norm, you just dont do what everybody expects you to do and sometimes that can help you. Im calculated by it, but at the same time, Im going to make sure that Im putting our guys in a good position.

Foles underthrew the long pass to Torrey Smith to start the divisional playoff game, but a pass interference call gave the Eagles a 42-yard gain to the Falcons 25.

Jay Ajayi fumbled on the next play or perhaps the game wouldnt have come down to a defensive stand at the end to preserve Philadelphias 15-10 win.

Take a shot, Pederson said explaining his decision to throw long into a stiff wind.

On the touchdown drive early in the second quarter, Philadelphia faced third-and-3 from the Falcons 24. Foles faked a pitch to running back Corey Clement and handed off to Agholor on an inside counter with Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson pulling out and leading the way. Agholor took it to the Falcons 3. It was the first time Pederson called the play this season.

Coach has just had a knack of seemingly calling those at the right time, offensive coordinator Frank Reich said.

It comes up different every week. We really work well as a staff together in game planning. Sometimes we think we like something and we go out on the practice field and it doesnt quite look like its ready. So, we have to keep it in the crock pot for another week or start over with a new recipe.

Three plays later Sione Takitaki Jersey , tight end Trey Burton lined up at fullback and Blount followed his block into the end zone for a 1-yard TD run. Pederson didnt think twice about going for it instead of kicking a game-tying field goal.

The ball was just inside the 1-yard line, and we had confidence to go for it in that situation, Pederson said. We were real close and the guys did a great job.

During the regular season, only Green Bay (28) went for it on fourth down more than Philadelphia (26). The Eagles converted 17 times for 65.4 percent, third-best behind New Orleans (80 percent on 12 for 15) and Jacksonville (76.9 percent on 10 for 13). Minnesota is 1 for 7 on fourth down, fewest attempts in the league.

You always want to be aggressive, Foles said. I love Coachs calls.

AP NFL website: Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished .Yeah, but what about Gronk?Well, the party is about to go bazooka .Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed. Without football strings attached, Gronkowski is suddenly a hot free agent year-round Sheldrick Redwine Jersey , his talents pitched to far more than 32 suitors, from Hollywood to endorsements to, well, whatever Gronk wants.He was fun-loving and fearless, a dominant tight end whose Super Bowls were won with New England and whose playful personality won over even the most casual fans. Gronkowski, who announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, title-filled seasons, set scores of records for the Patriots at his position and could light up the scoreboard like his smile can light up a room.The numbers only tell a speck of the story.Super Bowl wins were great.Boy, was it so much more fun just being Gronk.He stood tall at the Super Bowl and WrestleMania ; won big games and took on gamers; starred on the field and in film; and did it all with a goofy charm that belied a gritty tight end who seemingly always played through pain. The Patriots are going to miss Gronkowski as they try for yet another Super Bowl championship.But Gronks not going anywhere.So lets take a look at what made Gronk so great, and what could be ahead:GRONK THE GOATGronkowski never would have had a sustained run as a popular pitchman , hosted kids shows or popped up in movies had he not been one of the greatest tight ends yeah, probably the greatest in NFL history.Gronkowski was hobbled by injuries last season and played just 13 games Austin Seibert Jersey , and each ache raised constant questions about possible retirement. Gronkowski had plenty left in the Super Bowl and still had clutch catches in the tank on New Englands final drive. He had two catches on the Patriots go-ahead touchdown drive, the second catch set up Sony Michels 2-yard score in the win over the Rams.Tom Brady to Gronk, one more time for a title.I like making big catches like that, Gronkowski said.Gronkowski went out a champion and he may be headed to Canton.He had 10 catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns in New Englands win at Denver in an AFC Divisional playoff win in 2011. Gronkowski might have been more impressive in the 2015 AFC championship game, when he converted two fourth-down attempts on the games final drive and had eight receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown, perhaps his best effort in a crushing defeat.Gronkowski is the only NFL tight end with more than 500 career receptions who averaged more than 15 yards per reception.He averaged nearly 69 yards per game and cracked juvenile jokes about setting a record 69 TDs for a tight end, thanking his mom when he reached the mark. He finished with 79 TDs receiving and one rushing.GRONK GONE WILDThe final image of Gronkowski in a Patriots uniform, greatness.The final image of Gronk out of uniform, hilarious.He celebrated the Super Bowl title on the parade route by stripping off his shirt , chugging beers, flipping his hat backward and acting like a frat boy on a float. A hurled beer from the crowd that ricocheted off his hulking chest was the final hit in his career.Gronk seemed to make as many TMZ clips as NFL Films highlights.Earlier this month, TMZ reported Trysten Hill Jersey , Gronk and his bikini model girlfriend have taken their hotness to sea cause the couple put on one hell of a twerk fest on a boat in Mexico. Peter King prose, this was not.Who knows where Gronk will end up in retirement.Or do we?Gronkowski has a standing offer from WWE to move from the gridiron to the squared circle and become a professional wrestler like his childhood friend, Mojo Rawley. Gronkowski stormed over the barricade at WrestleMania in 2017 and bro-hugged Rawley after he won the Andre the Giant battle royal.Gronk vs. The Rock?Gronk vs. Brock?With WrestleMania just weeks away, the goofy Gronkowski could crash the show again and get mixed up in more shenanigans. Heck, Gronk doesnt even need to make up a ring name.GRONK THE ENTERTAINERGronkowski might find his NFL bio condensed on a Hall of Fame plaque down the road but theres almost no way it could fit in his offseason activities. Gronkowski was a hit with the average fan from kids to grandparents because of his endearing persona that made him about as A-list as any athlete. He had a personal Talk with Gronk that poked fun at any idiot who wanted to eat a Tide Pod. He hosted Crashletes on Nickelodeon , was a fed a beer bong by Patriots teammate Julian Edelman in the Entourage movie, and played a heightened, animated version of Gronk on Family Guy.Late night TV host Conan OBrien once invited Gronkowski and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to play a stirring game of Mortal Kombat.Gronkowski found victory lane just as fun as the end zone when he partied with Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch and team owner Tony Stewart in 2017. He had Monster Energy drinks and Monster girls all around him, a winning combo in an offseason pit stop for Gronk.Im just having a blast, he said. I never really got to tailgate. I never really got to run-around (on Sundays). Its cool to run around and meet people, enjoy the atmosphere, see what really goes down on this side of the stadium.GRONK SAID ITYo soy fiesta.Always the life of the party Connor McGovern Jersey , Gronkowski quipped he was the party in an interview with ESPN Deportes after one of New Englands Super Bowl wins. He was a hit in any language, especially compared to the milquetoast Brady. Among his best just-for-laughs takes, reading erotic Gronk fiction to Jimmy Kimmel such as, I would have the pleasure to spike a football between butt cheeks, he told a Boston talk radio station that he was a virgin and said Patriots fans were going bazooka at Gillette Stadium.But he went from whimsical to warm on the Insta post where he called it a career.Cheers to all who have been part of the journey, he wrote, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertainty of whats next.