Taking a closer look at Nick Foles' 2 career games against Vikings

Taking a closer look at Nick Foles' 2 career games against Vikings

Taking a closer look at Nick Foles' 2 career games against Vikings

It's a chance for a trip to the Super Bowl for goodness sake.

"Vikings fans everywhere are excited to cheer our team to victory in the NFC Championship Game this Sunday".

The Minnesota Vikings are set to head into their first appearance in the NFC Championship game in almost a decade.

The Vikings have never defeated Philadelphia in the playoffs with an 0-3 record. He was the guy you called on when there was no one else.

But, hey, congratulations, Minnesota.

The ground game feels like a wash thanks to both teams fielding elite run defenses, in which case I turn to the air, where the Vikings are more likely to have success - relatively speaking, of course - than the Eagles. "We played together. We played resilient".

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But a groin injury cost him one game and some momentum.

Against the Falcons, the Eagles had 49 yards rushing in the opening quarter but only 47 the rest of the game against Atlanta's ninth-ranked run defense. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings haven't won a NFC title game since the 1976 season, where they lost to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who stepped in when Carson Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14, emphasized that the Vikings defense has been building over the past few seasons. He's still young enough to be a franchise quarterback. Mills collected 64 tackles, 14 passes defensed, and three interceptions - one of which was a pick-six.

Patrick Robinson, usually the Eagles' nickel corner, said he thinks he needs to be ready for both Thielen and Diggs, because "they line up everywhere" in Minnesota offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's scheme. That means Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Jarius Wright will get their opportunities downfield. They've been OK this season, but not great. We can love many aspects of this game while no longer believing in either its integrity or perhaps even its entertainment value. He has elite weapons in Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz and OK weapons in Nelson Agholor and Torrey Smith. While the secondary has shown vast improvement, they are once again going to have to step up if the Eagles are going to come out on top. They definitely have the advantage with two huge, bruising backs in Blount and Jay Ajayi. The Vikings' best weapons are Theilen and Diggs and while both guys are good wide receivers, they're not elite. The best thing the Eagles can do is produce pressure in Keenum's face right up the middle. Another is because Philadelphia boasts the league's stingiest run "D, ' with DTs Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan, LBs Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks and safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod almost impenetrable up the middle". One reason is because they've blossomed into reliable and fearsome weapons. And I assure you none of these suggestions will drive fans away in the manner in which we have seen them disappear during the current postseason. Still, it's too good to share.

Morstead said all the donations he received, plus any more donations received through this week, will go straight to Children's Minnesota. Foles wears No. 9. The Eagles' Fletcher Cox was sensational against Atlanta last weekend, and is complemented by Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett and Chris Long. I'm sure Minnesota is the same way. That won't be the same case this week against a Vikings defense that's among the better tackling teams in the NFL.

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