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Vikings never were in NFC title game

22 January 2018, 11:00 | Randolph Howard

Vikings never were in NFC title game

This composite image shows Vikings quarterback Case Keenum

They're the underdogs in the Super Bowl.

Eagles fans again will don thousands of German shepherd masks Sunday, where Philadelphia will be underdog for its second consecutive home playoff game.

This isn't the boldest of predictions given who will be starting at quarterback for both teams, but Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Thielen will both outperform the Eagles players at that position. At last count, more than $100,000 was raised for Philadelphia schools with the sale of "home dogs" T-shirts.

The Vikings quarterback sometimes throws ill-advised passes. "I know he's got a lot of confidence and I'm looking forward to playing against him".

The win sends the Eagles to Super Bowl LII to face off against the New England Patriots, the team who bested them last time they reached the big dance in 2004.

"They took care of the football and we didn't".

Nick Foles looked nasty against an outstanding Minnesota Vikings team with 352 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Blount was the team's leading rusher, though he's played a secondary role since Jay Ajayi was acquired in a trade in October.

"I'm so proud of our players", team owner Jeffrey Lurie said. Go ahead and take a close look at Sunday's matchups for the conference championship games.

"It's unbelievable to be up here".

Lehigh Valley Eagles fans: This is 'our year'
Where Ertz can make a difference is in the red zone where he had 11 catches this season, but eight of them went for touchdowns. I think the Eagles pressure will eventually get to Vikings QB Case Keenum and that will be the difference.

The Philadelphia Eagles find themselves in another NFC Championship game among some unlikely circumstances. "I just want to fit in".

The Vikings lean on a nasty defense with standouts at every level of the unit, from defensive end Everson Griffen (13 sacks this season) to linebacker Anthony Barr, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and safety Harrison Smith.

Specifically in the playoffs, they've gone 3-0 with an average of 27 points per game when the temperature was at least 40 degrees while holding opponents to an average of 15-points. "It would probably be the cheapest option of going to a Super Bowl".

The 2018 Super Bowl will air on NBC.

Keenum signed a one-year deal with the Vikings back in March as cover for Sam Bradford. Minnesota (14-3) edged the New Orleans Saints 29-24. "Maybe it's that, maybe it's simply the fact they walked into a buzzsaw the next game, but it is what it is".

The Vikings will be coming off their high from the Miracle in Minnesota. It should be noted that the Titans did beat the Jaguars twice during the regular season.

"I'm so happy for Nick and the offense", said coach Doug Pederson, "and for Nick, everything he's been through and battled, he stayed the course and we all believed in him".

"We actually went to the game with 12 friends in a passenger van and did some tailgating and four of us decided before the game if we won, we were going to Philly" Perez.

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