"I was telling the defense, this is the type of team, they are a front-runner. They are a front-running team," he said, via ESPN.com. "If you go out there and make some stops, they eventually are going to be dying down."
After starting the season 4-1, Atlanta dropped to 2-3 in their last five contests, averaging six points fewer per game over that stretch.
"They actually ran the same play back-to-back," McKelvin said. "Don't do that. That was just a bad mistake. They ran the same play back-to-back, and I made a play."
After giving up 25-plus points in back-to-back games, the Eagles shut down another high-flying offense. Jim Schwartz's defense has held seven of nine opponents to 305 total yards or fewer.
"Week 2, we played Pittsburgh ... they were saying that they were one of the high-powered offenses coming into this game, they've got Antonio Brown -- that was no different to this game," said McKelvin. "They ended up coming in here being the No. 1-ranked offense in the NFL, and we're one of the top defenses in the NFL, so, defense wins. That's how I see it."