March 22, 2018

Vikings vs. Eagles 2018: Prediction, Betting Odds, Preview For NFC Championship Game

20 January 2018, 09:26 | Katie Chavez

Hard not to cheer for former Rams quarterbacks Keenum and Foles

Case Keenum Is Now Immortal

Second-year quarterback Carson Wentz played at an MVP-level for most of the season, but was injured late in the regular season, ending his year.

Both teams had 11-3 records.

Nick Foles went searching for clarity, for guidance and for direction, but in time, he found the answer resided within him all along. After a shaky first half, Foles hit his stride in the second half.

Ravens fans might be pulling for the Eagles given the number of players and staff with Ravens ties, including Timmy Jernigan, Torrey Smith, Corey Graham, Dannell Ellerbe, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and player personnel executives Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl.

Their defense has been exceptional at home all season (surrendering an average of just 13 points a game), and that has to continue versus the Vikings. The Eagles have played receivers tight all season and Jim Schwartz must stick to what got them here. Jeffery has caught seven touchdown passes against the Vikings in his career, and Ajayi has grasped the lead-back role in Philadelphia. That means the oddsmakers like the game to end by a field goal margin, and that margin could very well come on the final play of the game.

Can Keenum be productive against the Eagles defense?

Let's turn the other cheek and, instead of rooting for the Vikings, wish the Eagles luck. No one saw this coming, probably not even Keenum himself.

The Eagles converted 66 percent of the time they went for it on fourth down this season, as reported by Shorr-Parks.

Pope talks in Chile of pain caused by clergy sex abuse
An Associated Press photographer at the scene watched police detain scores of people who were marching toward the Plaza O'Higgins. Three Catholic churches were vandalized on Tuesday, including one in the Araucania region, where most of the Mapuche people live.

Cornerback Colvin helped the Jaguars, one of four franchises to never play in the Super Bowl, stun the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 last weekend to book their spot in the AFC Championship Game against the top-seeded and defending champions on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Action.

The Vikings won 21-18 at TCF Bank Stadium.

"They're a pretty resilient bunch", Zimmer said. If he is able to take the field against the Eagles, he will likely play a significant role in the passing game. The Eagles should have success handling their rushing attack, forcing the Vikings to beat them through the air.

And for one Duluth couple, they couldn't agree more. Of course, they have lost in their last five NFC Championship Games, twice in overtime.

According to Pro Football Focus, Keenum had a 5.1 passer rating when pressured by the Saints. It was also the third-most for a Vikings quarterback in the postseason.

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long were the master-minds behind the dog mask movement. That timid quarterback is still in the Vikings uniform and the Philadelphia Eagles hard-hitting defense must make him reveal his true self. This is what nearly cost the Eagles the game against the Atlanta Falcons last week.

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