Can the Eagles beat the Vikings? NFC championship preview

Posted: January 18, 2018 in Football, New entries, NFL

Eagles backup QB Nick Foles and Vikings backup QB Case Keenum will square off this coming Sunday at Lincoln Financial field for the NFC Championship.

Though the Vikings had a slightly tougher regular season schedule both teams won their division and finished thirteen and three through the regular season. The Vikings also have had stronger play from their defense (first in scoring for the regular season) and quarterback (A.C., After Carson Wentz).

The Eagles have been very impressive this season with top five performances in the regular season in both scoring offense and scoring defense. They have impressive depth with standout play at less glamorous positions like Guard (Brandon Brooks), Center (Jason Kelce), backup wide receiver (Nelson Agholor), and third string tight end (Trey Burton). One secret weapon that may be the deciding factor this game is Eagles kicker Jake Elliott. Elliott has already kicked a career long sixty-one yard field goal this season. If this game ends up becoming a close game like the Saints/Vikings or Eagles/Falcons the eagles ability to kick a long field may decide the game. The Eagles also get to play this game at home.

Both rosters are relatively fresh to the playoffs and can play the underdog card.¬†Ultimately I expect the Vikings to win a close game in Philadelphia. The Vikings have been even better on defense than Philly and have a quarterback that can throw them back into the game if needs be. The Eagles don’t have this.

Fun Fact: Both Nick Foles and Case Keenum were teammates on the fateful 2015 Jeff Fisher-led St. Louis Rams team.

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