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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery motivates team ahead of Falcons game with Super Bowl message

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The Philadelphia Eagles are set to begin another quest to win the Super Bowl this Thursday, as they and the Atlanta Falcons kick off the shiny new 2018 NFL season in Atlanta.

Just like everybody else, Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is extremely pumped up for Week 1, as he even tried to motivate his team by telling them that he’s expecting Philly to reach and win the Super Bowl again, according to Derrick Gunn of NBCS.

Alshon Jeffery spoke to the team today and told them “our season starts with Atlanta let’s make it end in Atlanta”

The irony of this, however, is that Jeffery will not be starting the season on the field and play against the Falcons in Week 1. Jeffery suffered a torn rotator cuff in 2017 but opted to play through it before going under the knife to repair it back in February.

With Jeffery out for at least the Falcons game, Philadelphia needs the likes of Mike Wallace, and Nelson Agholor to step up. The Eagles are also expecting to coax some production from rookie tight end Dallas Goedert, who was among those who impressed for the team in the offseason.

The Falcons, meanwhile, have an ax to grind against Philly, which beat them in the divisional round back in January. In that game, Alshon Jeffery led the Eagles with 61 receiving yards on four receptions to help his team get a 15-10 victory over Atlanta.

The soonest Jeffery can make his 2018 season debut will be on Sep. 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.