The Vikings were also hit by injuries as safety Andrew Sendejo, linebacker Anthony Barr – and center Pat Elflein – did not finish the game due to injuries. That made it 38-7 with 14:10 left in the game, and the Vikings were done. “We would’ve loved to play in the Super Bowl if it was in China”, coach Mike Zimmer said.
Turnovers, something Minnesota rarely committed with an NFC-low 14 during the season, hurt again and not only ended a solid drive, but set up more Philly points. Nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters tore an ACL in Week 7.
“It is not clear at this point what started the fight, which took place around 3 p.m. EST in Lot M by the Eagles’ home stadium”.
The final score of the game was 7-38, with the Minnesota Vikings ending up on the losing side. Foles’ game will be under a microscope over the next two weeks as New England looks to take advantage of the Eagles being without their starting quarterback.
“I’ll think about what could have been done to win this game”, he said. I know there was a lot of people against us this last week. The Eagles had five negative-yardage plays and a false start against Atlanta.
Nick Foles looked nasty against an outstanding Minnesota Vikings team with 352 passing yards and three touchdown passes. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Vikings are a 3-point road favorite to beat the Eagles, who opened as a 3.5-point home underdog.
This season, the Eagles signature wins include victories over the Rams, Cowboys, Panthers and Falcons. He could have said the same thing about his own top defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox. This year, Foles is that guy for the Eagles. It lifted his play and his desire to lead. “They made plays on third down, period”.
“If you have 300 spare dollars in your monthly budget, go ahead, but you’ll be getting a citation and losing your alcohol”, he said.
Thank you, Philly, I’ll never forget that moment.
“We’re winning and that’s the overall goal”, Blount said. The Vikings’ previously staunch defense yielded 456 yards.
GettyThe Eagles defense will have its hands full against Tom Brady. The game is February 4 in Minneapolis. Still, what’s obviously going to decide this game is the play of both defenses.
So who really has the better defense in the NFC Championship Game? Two of those touchdowns were for 40 yards or more – a 53-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery at the end of the first half and a 41-yard bomb to Torrey Smith in the third quarter.
Including playoffs, allowed 1,417 rushing yards in 17 games in ’17 (83.4 YPG); allowed 1,322 rushing yards in last 11 games of ’16 (120.2 YPG). The Vikings were held to 70 yards rushing.
Here’s what’s interesting. Out of those 24 plays, eight are playing on Sunday in the AFC and NFC Championship Game. Before Foles’ two-year stint in Kansas City and St. Louis, he was once viewed as a potential franchise player for the Eagles, thriving in Chip Kelly’s hurry-up-no-huddle offense. Pederson was asked about that last week.
“Once I caught it, I was just trying to do whatever I could to get in the end zone and give our team a spark”, Robinson said.
And they’re bringing their dog masks with them.