Vikings arrive in Philly to cheers and jeers

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He is rarely caught out of position and one of the reasons why it is hard to break chunk plays against Minnesota's defense.

Perez, who has loved the Minnesota Vikings for about 45 years, had turned away from the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, expecting a loss for his team in the playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

"You don't have to force anything". Curiously, when sister station WPVI-TV ran the same search for the Eagles and Jaguars, no such Super Bowl LII appeared. "It's going to be fun".

Teams have had some degree of success in getting to Foles.

Can the Vikings get it done on the road?

Both the Birds and the Purple Gang finished 13-3 during the regular season and each is coming off a five-point victory in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.

Historically the Vikings have not come out well in meetings with the Eagles. "You're able to see the game the same way and that's why I think some of the guys' production has remained the same with Nick". But figure this one to be settled by special teams.

Case Keenum vs. Nick Foles: the matchup everyone expected.

Kickoff for the NFC Championship is set for 6:40 pm. But more importantly, he has shown that he can withstand the pressure of the big moment. The Eagles spread the ball around, so Jeffery had only 789 yards receiving, but his nine TDs were the second most in his career. Look for more of the same early against Philadelphia.

"We were saying that somebody needs to make a big play, then it happened", Rashad said Friday. When they get to Philly ... "I always think we have a chance". Carter spent three seasons in Philadelphia, catching 89 passes for 1,450 yards and 19 scores. One will continue his magic carpet ride in Minneapolis.

Robison said the Eagles are a "totally different team" and that game doesn't mean anything.

"Typically, when you're good defensively, you're going to stay in the ball game", Zimmer said.

"You get on the bus, you're comfortable, you can bring pillows, blankets, we have movies, you can have a drink if you like, and the driver takes care of everything", said Paulson.

The Eagles, who earned home-field advantage in the NFC, only have three players listed on their injury report, with linebacker Dannell Ellerbe listed as questionable, per the team's official website. Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount are part of the third-best rushing offense in the league, but the Vikings just shut down the fifth-best, holding Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram to just 68 yards total rushing last weekend. We're playing against the best. "I'm looking forward to the task at hand". The Eagles defense racked up 31 turnovers this season, while the Vikings forced just 19, as reported by Eliot Shorr-Parks at That suggests it will be hard for either team to run the ball, which could well be the case.

This is one of those games that is hard to read because the two teams are so similar.

The Eagles defense was also top 10, giving up 306.5 yards per game, which ranked fourth.

"They're a solid scheme", Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. A lot of times coaches will force the style of play they want on their personnel and that has not been the case with Keenum and Schurmur. In all the years I have been watching football, there has not been a quarterback who has won a game by himself.



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