Saturday, 17 February, 2018

Vikings Vs. Eagles Picks: NFC Championship Game Odds, Predictions, Analysis

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Kristopher Love | 21 January, 2018, 04:20

Yes Philadelphia, for the first time in 13 years and only the third time in 52 years, you will have an opportunity to cheer on the Eagles toward a championship.

"I was hoping not because all the bandwagon Bison fans that just became Eagles fans overnight and kind of quit their Vikings allegiance really made me sick", Rapacz said.

When asked if it again will be Bradford, Zimmer said, "Maybe"'.

The Vikings will not be required to play almost as well in Philly on Sunday as they did in Dallas way back in 1973 in order to attain their second road victory ever in an NFC Championship Game.

Standing in the Vikings' path to the Super Bowl is a Philadelphia Eagles team that tied for second in the league in OSRS behind the Los Angeles Rams. Kickoff is set for 5:40 p.m. CT.

The forecast for the fans is noise. His family will watch him play against the Vikings Sunday in what has been a wild week.

That's the general attitude going around the Vikings locker room.

"I know this is what all you guys predicted back in the day was a Foles versus Keenum NFC Championship, so good job to all you guys that predicted that", Keenum said Wednesday.

"I got desperate", Eddie said. Foles underthrew the long pass to Torrey Smith to start the divisional playoff game, but a pass interference call gave the Eagles a 42-yard gain to the Falcons 25.

Stephen exited last week's game and did not return against the Saints, so his status shouldn't be a huge surprise.

Nick Foles threw a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage against the Falcons, LeGarrette Blount scored the only touchdown on fourth down and wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on a new play.

With edge rushers such as Graham coming off the corner, expect Minnesota to try and get the ball out quick. The fact of the matter is that if Keenum has a big game, the Vikings are probably going to win. "They make a bunch of noise, but our philosophy is always to ignore the noise".

"I wouldn't go out of my way to antagonize them". Shurmur, who's now the team's offensive coordinator. The best thing the Eagles can do is produce pressure in Keenum's face right up the middle.

"They're passionate, educated fans", Shurmur said. All told, they faced five playoff teams - including three division winners - with a total of 12 games against clubs that finished the year with at least seven wins. "We have to approach it as we do any road environment where it's the noise that we have to deal with and then keep the rest of it out of it". It took until this season for Zimmer to get the change he wanted with Shurmur - a well-conceived, fast-paced offense that has turned Keenum into every bit a first-string quarterback.