Mike Person, who signed as a free agent in March started at center after the Falcons waived Joe Hawley. Andy Levitre started at left guard after being acquired in a trade with the Titans on Sept. 4. Chris Chester started at right guard after signing with the Falcons in May.
The Falcons overcame Levitre’s fourth-quarter holding penalty on a drive that led to field goal for a 23-17 lead. The Eagles would score a touchdown on the ensuing drive before the Falcons won the game with Matt Byrant’s 47-yard field goal with 6.33 left.
“I thought we did a good job communicating out there,” Levitre said. “There are always a couple of plays you wish you could take back but I think for the most part we handled ourselves well. It’s all about improving throughout the season.”