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. In nine games, including the playoffs, at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles have surrendered just 13 points per contest.
Run, Run, and Run Some More: If the Eagles are to advance to the Super Bowl Sunday night, they will have to force the issue on the ground.
"It's awesome. I love Case, he's a great guy - I spent a little time with him in Houston [with the Texans]". Every week. No longer is the Vikings' offense being dragged along by the defense.
With Alshon Jeffery drawing All-Pro Xavier Rhodes, and Torrey Smith getting speedy Trae Waynes, the passing-game battles to watch could be over the middle, where the Saints gave Minnesota trouble in the second half. He didn't throw a touchdown, but he set up the Eagles only trip to the end zone on the day, a plunge from LeGarrette Blount, who usually can't be denied from short range. And the Eagles reminded everyone last week that despite having Nick Foles under center, their defense is legit. But last week he delivered when the Jaguars needed him to, converting six third downs with throws that added up to 88 yards, and another on a 16-yard run. That average is down to 7.25 points over the last four games.
The Packers and Vikings have both played a lot of playoff games over the last 50 years. We'll just have to start studying them up. "You never want to be in those situations and we kind of stayed out of those, so that was definitely huge for us".
But a commitment to the run game is necessary for Philadelphia for two reasons: 1) So the Eagles offence can control the clock while keeping the ball out of Keenum's hands, and 2) Establishing the run-pass option (RPO) for Foles.
Case Keenum will have to continue to prove the doubters wrongYou can watch the National Football League playoffs on Now TV with prices starting at £6.99 for a Sports Pass. Two fourth-quarter series inside the Washington 10-yard-line produced only a field goal, though what lingers is Darrin Nelson's inability to catch what would have been, in all likelihood, a game-tying touchdown pass on fourth down with less than a minute left. The Vikings running game ranked seventh during the regular season despite the loss of rookie Dalvin Cook.
"We've just got to keep doing what we've been doing", Pederson said. The Eagles have played receivers tight all season and Jim Schwartz must stick to what got them here.
The Eagles, who managed to become the Number One seed despite a slate of injuries that includes MVP-candidate quarterback Carson Wentz, are once again the underdog despite this being a home game.
You can squint and see how Jacksonville might win here; that defense is no joke. Literally. I carry around this block in my purse, too, just in case there's no real wood nearby. "I'm ready to go".
Philadelphia police say there will be no parking allowed on Broad Street from South Street to the stadium complex starting Sunday afternoon ahead of the NFC Championship game between the Eagles and the Vikings.
If any Minnesota Vikings player or coach was skeptical regarding the notion of miracles, their disbelief has vanished as dramatically as the New Orleans Saints' late game lead this past Sunday.