Jay Ajayi scored on two runs and the Philadelphia defense made Matt Ryan look awful much of Thursday night as the Eagles opened the defense of their first NFL title since 1960 with a sloppy http://www.lionscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-jahlani-tavai-jersey , penalty-filled 18-12 victory over Atlanta.Ajayi scored on runs of 1 and 11 yards and the Eagles even came up with a version of the Philly Special. They needed a last stand by their defense, just as they got in last year’s divisional playoff victory over the Falcons. In an eerily familiar scenario, Julio Jones couldn’t come down with Matt Ryan’s high pass on the final play from the 5.It was a game marred by penalties, dropped passes, missed assignments and weak quarterbacking — yes, the defenses played a role Will Harris Jersey , but it still had the feel of a preseason contest. At least it had the Philly Special nod to somewhat spice the Eagles’ first appearance as a league champion since earning the 1960 title.Tevin Coleman scored on a 9-yard run after an Eagles player touched the ball with his foot during an Atlanta punt to push the Falcons ahead 12-10. Even then, usually sturdy veteran Matt Bryant banged the extra point kick off the right upright.The Eagles unveiled their championship banner above Lincoln Financial Field following a rain and lightning delay. Not a lot else went right but enough did.Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles caught a pass for a key first down on Philadelphia’s drive to Jay Ajayi’s 1-yard TD run for a 10-6 lead on a throw from receiver Nelson Agholor.Jones finished with 10 catches for 169 yards after not playing in the preseason. The NFL released the preseason schedule on Tuesday and it includes a matchup between the Patriots and Titans in Nashville during the second week of exhibition action.It looks like the two teams will also be practicing together in the days leading up to the game. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that he and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick discussed the possibility when Vrabel, who played for the Patriots, told Belichick that the Titans had requested a game against New England.“Clearly you know all the head coaches, but you have a better relationship with some of the other ones, and Bill is one that I have a better relationship with http://www.lionscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-austin-bryant-jersey ,�? Vrabel said, via the Titans website. “So it was, “Hey, we’re putting in to play you guys in the preseason. And Bill was like, “Can we come to Nashville and practice?�? I think that would be a great idea. We practiced against the Patriots when we were in Houston, and I feel like they are a good team to practice against just because of the same expectations Rock Ya-Sin Jersey , trying to get stuff done, trying to get things accomplished but not fighting or anything.”The Titans hosted the Patriots in a regular season game last November and won 34-10.